Improving My Garage Door

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Improving My Garage Door

I have always been one of those people that loves making the front of my home absolutely beautiful, which is one of the reasons that my garage door needed to change. It was old, unsightly, and exceptionally faded. I thought long and hard about how to handle it, and I finally decided that it would make the most sense to go through and completely repaint the entire thing. It was a lot of work, but by the time I was finished, it looked incredible. This blog is all about improving your garage door by adding the right decorative elements and knowing how to match those elements to your home.

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Considering Garage Door Insulation

Insulated overhead garage doors are popular on the market for their durability and their economy. Here are some of the things to know about insulated garage doors.

Insulated Garage Doors Are Made Differently

The first thing to understand is that insulated garage doors have a different construction than regular doors. A typical garage door is a single material (or composite material) throughout. By contrast, an insulated overhead door has a frame material filled with insulation. The frame is often a strong metal like aluminum or steel. The insulation is a synthetic plastic. The result is that you get the best of both worlds, with a durable surface and a lightweight core.

They Help Cut Costs

The strong insulating power of the garage door is key to reduced energy waste. Expect to spend less on your utility bills while also staying more comfortable when you need to visit your garage for any reason. If you have any functional workspaces in your garage, an insulated garage door can keep you from having to get an HVAC installed in your garage; the occasional space heater should be enough to keep you comfortable while working or playing in the space.

They Protect the Items Within

It should be said that keeping your garage warm has many benefits for your car and other items stored in the garage space. Since they will be subjected to a relatively stable temperature, they may not age as quickly and depreciate in value.

They Are More Durable

With the solid construction of the insulated overhead door, it stands up well to weather conditions and wear and tear. The metal frame is the perfect choice if you hope to apply storm bracing to your door.

They May Require a Specific Garage Door Opener

One thing to be aware of is that you may need to be careful about the type of garage door opener you choose when you have an insulated door. That's one drawback of having a heavy garage door. The door opener should be at least one horsepower or more. Something like a direct drive garage door opener or a chain drive garage door opener is appropriate, while a belt drive might not be strong enough to lift this garage door consistently.

So in short, when you're shopping for overhead door installation options, consider whether an insulated door would be a good investment for your home. The answer is likely "yes"! Talk to a company like Automatic Door Company to learn more.