It is a solid debatable topic that we are going to discuss today. Should you insulate your garage door or not. Many experts have different opinions on this topic and we are going to consider most of them. The most important part of this post will be busting some myths about the same.
Many people have a belief that getting their garage doors insulated is a stupid idea and would cost them a fortune. With this post, I would like to clarify that it is not true. This is not a very expensive process and definitely not a stupid idea. Keep reading and we will tell you why.
Here are the top reasons why you should consider insulating your door.
1. To save energy and money
This is all simple science and logic but most of tend to ignore it. Let me explain it in a very simple way. Just assume that your home is insulated and the garage isn’t. Now if you want that your house should maintain the temperature then there should be no inlet and outlet of air. But since the garage isn’t insulated cold air from outside will enter your garage. From the garage, it will enter the attached room and disturb the temperature.
This process will have your heater use up more energy to again tackle the cold air received from the garage. So, if your garage is also insulated then no cold air will enter and therefore no extra energy would be required. If it saves energy it means it saves money too and that can be counted as another reason why you SHOULD get your garage insulated.
2. Insulated Garage Doors last longer
Adding insulation to your garage door also means that you are adding more layers to it. And this is necessary too because it has to withstand a lot of heavy items and weather too. It is also made differently than the standard garage doors which are just single steel/wood frames.
Insulated doors have a steel frame on the outside and a frame which is mostly filled with a kind of insulation and then this insulation is placed between other steel panels on both sides. These layers act as insulation to maintain the temperature inside and also add up to the durability of your garage door and so they last longer.
3. Insulate garage keeps your car and other belongings safe
We know that extreme cold can have many many bad effects which include that your car won’t start, your tool, machinery items may get jammed and many more such problems. Most machinery faces such problems and it would waste a lot of your time so it is always a wise option that you get your garage door insulated so that the inside of the garage remains warmer and you do not have to face such consequences.
The cost and time it will take to get your car(or any other machines) up and running every year would be much more than it is needed to get your garage door insulated.
4. Insulated doors do not make much noise
Now you need to understand this first. Noise and insulation do not have any kind of direct relation between them. The fact is when your door is not insulated then it becomes much noisier. Let me explain how.
In winters because of cold, the rollers, and tracks can get contacted and then they get stuck. When you try to open or close the door in this condition it will definitely make more noise. While this may not be an important factor for some people to get their doors insulated but it is also an undeniable factor that we cannot ignore.
5. A warmer garage is always more comfortable
There are many many reasons that make a warmer garage more comfortable. Let us list some of them. Suppose your kids are playing around in the house and they reach the garage, the temperature difference will be great and it can make them sick. You wouldn’t want that right?
Also if you have to get something from the garage you wouldn’t want to get to a freezing cold spot right. It would be much more convenient if you had an insulated garage door.
The most important part is that just imagine you have to work on some piece of machinery in the garage. It would be harder than it has to be because of the immense cold and also the machines might be jammed. Another possibility is that you might not be able to get the machinery to work. It would waste a lot of your time trying and in the end, you will have to call in a handyman to do the job. As you can see there are countless reasons why an insulated garage is more comfortable.
As we have already busted the myth that insulating a garage door is very costly. It is not. Whatever investment is made, it is made for your own house and own benefit. So, why would you try to avoid it? Afterall it is a part of your house, so why not treat it like that. If you are not planning to visit your garage again then it is definitely a waste of money.
If that is not the case then you should probably consider getting it done as soon as possible. With so many additional benefits, it would be a very wise option. The only thing you should take care of is that make sure you get some good quality piece for your house and hire professionals to install your new insulated garage door. It may sound easy Do it yourself kind of job but that is not the case. It is complicated and it may be risky too.
Who wouldn’t like another comfortable place in their house? At last, it always narrows down to our personal choice of what we decide to do. It is upto us that we would like or not to make an investment in our house which will indirectly affect us too.