If you haven’t purchased a garage door lately, you may not know that insulated garage doors are available. With many advantages and few disadvantages, it’s worth taking a look at what they are and what they can offer the homeowner in the way of benefits.
Composition of Insulated Garage Doors
Depending on the material of the garage door, the insulated portion generally consists of several layers of door plus insulating material. Let’s discuss the insulated steel door as an example. The layers include insulation sandwiched between two layers of steel. The insulation is CFC-free, environmentally safe, and in thickness ranging from 1 3/8-inches to 2 inches thick.
Insulation choices include polyurethane or polystyrene material. Steel insulated garage doors generally come in 3-panel design with windows also available. Factory colors are generally limited to a handful of standard ones like white, gray, beige, etc.
Benefits of Insulated Garage Doors
With a garage door that’s insulated, you have the benefit of an extremely energy-efficient, strong door that provides additional security. This type of garage door keeps your home warmer. It looks aesthetically pleasing, operates quietly and comes in a wide variety of design choices. There are insulated doors to fit every budget and taste.