The garage door is an integral part of your house. For starters, it is an entry point to your home, and also protects your car from outside access. This is one of the reasons why most people choose to invest heavily in a reliable and long lasting door. Just like other entry points in the house, the garage door too needs to be weather-stripped and adequately insulated. Outlined below are some of the benefits, and reasons you too should consider garage door insulation.
1. Saves on energy bills
Weather-stripping and insulating your garage door blocks out cold or hot air. This means your car and other belongings in the garage aren’t exposed to cold temperatures and especially during winter. Your home’s HVAC system also doesn’t have to work hard to keep the garage warm and comfortable as well. This translates to lower heating and cooling bills.
2. Keeps your car and valuables protected
Weather-stripping and insulating the garage door also protect your vehicle and other valuables from harsh weather elements. This particularly comes in handy during winter when most people report cases of shorter battery life, low tire air pressure, and unreliable spark plugs and wiring. Proper garage door insulation simply means the cold winds will be blocked from getting into the garage, thus leaving your car protected.
3. Improves the door’s durability
The garage door is exposed to a wide number of factors that cause it to lose its strength, durability, and reliability. An insulated garage door is however protected from some of these elements. The insulating material used makes it less likely for the door to be dented. Garage doors that come already insulated are also lightweight, highly durable and more energy efficient than traditional ones. Improved durability and efficiency translates to more money-savings.
You too should consider having your garage door insulated. You will not only benefit from a warmer garage and improved durability of the door but will also save more money in the long run.