As the father of an autistic child, I have been faced with more than a few necessary home modifications projects. Unfortunately, with the high cost of raising a special needs child and my wife's decision to stay home and raise our son, there simply was no room in our budget to hire a contractor to complete these projects for us. Each weekend for nearly a year, I would pick a project to work on. This past month, I finally finished every project on my list. After learning more than I thought I would ever know about home construction and repair, I have a new found appreciation for the skills of general and specialty contractors. That is why I decided to start this blog to pay tribute to the job these contractors do, and help to empower more homeowners to take on the role of a contractor in their home.
If you live in an area with extreme temperature and weather conditions, one option for your garage doors is an insulated model. The insulated garage doors will give you protection from extreme heat as well as extreme cold. This isn't the limit of their benefits however. Here are three key points to know about insulated garage doors and what they can do for your garage.
If you use your garage like many homeowners, then you likely have seasonal items stored alongside your car and tools. A traditional garage door will keep your items safe from theft, however they don't offer the climate control that an insulated garage door offers. With an insulated garage door you not only get protection for the door itself, you also get a climate controlled interior as well. The insulated garage door will allow you to keep the warm or cold air trapped within the garage allowing for you to reduce chances of temperature related damages to your stored items.
One of the key areas that you will see energy loss is within the garage. With a traditional door you will see an increase in heat in the room or cold in the room during extreme temperatures. This fluctuation in temperature can result in your HVAC unit working overtime to try and maintain a reasonable temperature in the garage area or surrounding rooms. By overworking the HVAC system you will have energy cost increases that can impact your overall budget. You may also find that you are having to repair the HVAC system due to overworking the motor. An insulated garage door will allow you to maintain the temperature and keep the HVAC unit working at a reasonable stable level keeping your energy costs even as well.
Quiet Garage Doors
One of the issues with a traditional garage door is the noise when it opens and closes. You can hear nearly every rattle and clank as the door is moving. You can also hear large noises when the door closes and locks into place. These noises can be an issue when you having people in the home sleeping or when someone in the home is sick. With an insulated garage door, the insulation helps muffle most of these noises giving you a quieter garage door.
If you think an insulated garage door may be the ideal option for you, consider contacting your garage door contractor. They can help you narrow down options as well as answer questions you have about personalization of the door you choose. They can also help you with installation and with upgrades such as smart technology and smartphone connected upgrades for your garage doors.Share
10 October 2018