Insulate Your Garage Door04/05/2014 Back To Blog
Should you insulate your garage door?
When owning or renting a house, there are always a lot of residential decisions that you have to make. There are often so many decisions you have to make that some smaller and not as noticeable issues can slip through the cracks. Do not let this happen to you. Small home choices can often become larger issues if left unattended to. This leads us to the issue of energy costs and raising price that is paid to heat or cool your home.
Benefits of Insulation
Everyone knows that insulating your house is a good idea. Insulating keeps your house cool in the summer and warm in the winter. It also saves you money on your energy bill. The savings in insulated homes versus non-insulated homes can be staggering. The difference is very drastic. For this reason, you will not find many people who will advise you against insulating your house but strangely enough, you will find that garage door service providers warn against insulating your garage and garage doors.
First, let’s start with reasons why people insulate their garages and doors. Like with most home issues, one of the many reasons is because of looks. An insulated garage looks better, it looks complete and it can transform a utilitarian work or storage space into more of an extra room in the house. Another reason is that, depending on the type of door you have and the materials it is made out of, insulating can make the door more resilient to dents and general damage. Those are the most common reasons that home owners or renters insulate their garages. But why would people choose not to insulate? Well the reason is exactly very simple, you just do not save very much money when you insulate your house. Garages are not typically heated or cooled, so losing cold or warm air is simply just not an issue. Also, it can be fairly dangerous to insulate a garage door. If your garage ever fills with fumes then the insulation can sometimes trap these harmful fumes inside. In this case, insulating your garage and adding to garage door prices is not necessary.