Posted by on December 6, 2017

To insulate or not to insulate

Winter is here…and that means you’ll be spending more money heating your house to keep you and your family comfortable during the cold spells. One way to reduce these costs is to make sure that your home is properly insulated, and that includes your garage. If this sounds like an unnecessary cost to you, then read on to find out why you might want to insulate your garage and garage door.

Why should you insulate your garage?

Insulation helps to keep the warmth in and the cold air out. This may not be much of a factor for detached garages, but if your garage is joined on to your house, it could be letting out a great deal of heat from your house if it is not properly insulated. This means it will take more energy from your heating system to keep your house at a comfortable temperature.

This could also be an issue if you have a heating system in your garage itself. Perhaps you spend a lot of time in your garage and want to keep it warm when you’re in there. This heat could be rapidly escaping from your garage if you don’t have an insulated garage door. There are different types of insulation available for your garage, so you can choose the type that suits your requirements and budget.

Other benefits of an insulated garage door

It’s not just warmth that escapes through your garage door, but also sound. Having your garage door insulated can help to reduce the level of noise that comes in from outside, or vice versa. So, if you’re trying to work in your garage and don’t want to be distracted by noisy neighbors or howling winds, insulation can help you out. Or, maybe your kids have band practice in your garage and you’re worried about the noise bothering the neighbors.

What else lets heat escape?

As well as uninsulated doors letting heat escape from your garage and home, broken garage doors, or ones with broken door openers, also increase the amount of heat that is let out. If your garage door is particularly old or is faulty, weak, or broken, then it will not insulate from the cold and the noise as well as a new garage door. You may require a tune up to improve this or might need to replace the garage door entirely.

If your garage door isn’t doing its job properly when it comes to the cold winter months, get in touch with Carolina Garage Door to find out how we can help keep your garage and home insulated. We serve a wide area in North Carolina, including Winston Salem, Greensboro, High Point, and Kernersville.

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