Posted on: January 8, 2015

The weather is getting cold, even in South Florida. Your garage door is the largest opening to your home so it should be properly insulated. When your garage door is properly insulated it will help control the transfer of heat and cold air into your garage. If your garage is below another room in your home, the temperature in your garage will have a direct impact on the comfort of that room. If your garage is directly attached to your home, air passes from your garage to your living space, so it makes sense that the air is regulated.

Garage door insulation is measured by R-Value. The higher the R-Value, the better the insulating properties of the door.  This R-value can help you decide on the door you need, especially for the type of region you live in. Because we live in a warmer climate, the R-value might not be as important to you as the other benefits of insulated doors. Insulated doors are also more durable than non-insulated doors. Non-insulated doors are the “beer cans” of the garage door business. They are made with only one sheet of metal — very easy to dent and crease. Insulated doors can come with several different types of insulation that fill the garage door. The doors can come in expanding polyurethane foamed-in-place insulation or sheet polystyrene insulation. Insulated doors are much more durable and last longer than non-insulated doors.

Broten Garage Door Sales can help you select the appropriate garage door for your home. We are the largest Clopay Dealer in South Florida, and we can help you choose an energy-efficient and beautiful garage door to enhance your home. Call us at 1-954-956-5555.


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