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Should You Buy an Insulated Garage Door?

When shopping for a garage door, many homeowners question whether they should purchase an insulated door. This usually applies to homeowners who have an attached garage with a room above it, but it’s also a common question among those who use their garage for hobbies and leisure activities, such as woodworking or working on a car. While an insulated garage door might be a great idea for some owners, for others, it may be a needless expense. So, before you decide to purchase an insulated garage door for your home, you should do your homework to find out if it’s a beneficial investment for you to make.

If your garage is detached from your home and you use it like a storage shed, then it doesn’t make sense for you to spend more money on an insulated door unless the items you store require climate control. If your garage is attached to your home and you use it as a main entry point (most people who have attached garages do), you’ll benefit from investing in an insulated door.

As you research various insulated garage doors, you’ll want to pay close attention to its R-value, which is a measurement of the effectiveness of the insulation. The higher the R-value, the better insulated the door is. A standard wall in a house has an R-value of about 11. In order to make sure your garage is insulated as much as possible, you should try to find a door with an R-value that is close to the walls that surround it. R-value can help you decide on which door is best for the climate you live in. For example, if you live in a warmer climate, then you don’t need a door with a particularly high R-value. If you live in a cold climate, then a high R-value will be much a much more important feature.

Insulated garage doors will also dampen sound considerably. If your garage is located beneath a bedroom or next to a living space you frequently use, then you should purchase an insulated door to minimize the noise of opening and closing.

If you’re ready to purchase a new garage door for your Southeast Michigan home, contact the professionals at Town & Country Door, LLC and choose from a wide selection of today’s best insulated and uninsulated garage doors.