If you’ve been thinking of replacing your garage door, there’s never been a better time. It’s one of the best investments a homeowner can make. In fact, one 2019 report lists garage door replacement as the top choice for remodeling projects, citing a 97.5% return on investment. New garage doors also deliver on increasing safety and security and reducing outside noise.
Another important benefit awaits homeowners, and it’s the one you’ll be most appreciative of this winter. Garage door insulation adds warmth and offers important protection for cars and other equipment left in subfreezing temperatures. You’ll have a new reason to adore your door every early winter morning, but here are some other key features you are sure to love.
If you’re fed up with the all-too-common dents, scratches, and cracks that come with single-panel doors, new insulated garage doors are for you. Kids and cars can easily damage older doors, but the durable design of new insulated models is far more resistant to wear and tear. You’ll instantly add curb appeal with an attractive new door, as well as the peace of mind knowing it can stand up to whatever Mother Nature throws at it. High winds, hailstorms, and the scorching sun are no match for insulated dual-layered garage doors, and you won’t need to worry about gaps along the ground that bring rodents, insects, and water into the garage.
Insulated garage doors aren’t just warmer in the winter; they’re also cooler in the summer. The same technology that keeps the cold air out will keep you comfortable in warm weather months by limiting the excess hot air that enters the garage. Energy efficiency is another benefit. Significantly raising the temperature inside the garage keeps rooms with shared walls warmer, thereby reducing the amount of energy required to heat your home.
And warmer it will be. One customer noted an average increased heat gain in the garage of 28 degrees after installing a new door. And that was a Clopay insulated garage door, the same model that we use here at Schaefer Exteriors. The Clopay model features energy-efficient polyurethane insulation. The foam fills every bit of space between the door’s dual steel layers to give exceptional climate control, so you’ll have fewer car concerns over dead batteries, low tire pressure, and other cold weather problems.
Whether you want to spare your neighbors from your son or daughter’s garage band practices, or you want to eliminate the sounds of passing traffic and street noise, insulated garage doors do the trick. You’ll also hear less of the clinking and clanking that comes with operating older doors. Improvements to design and functionality provide quieter operation, and insulated doors are far less likely to rattle and vibrate than single-panel doors.
If all this sounds good to you, it might be time to replace your old garage door. The professionals at Schaefer Exteriors are here to set you up with a top-of-the-line insulated garage door. Call us today to discuss all your home’s needs.