Your Garage Shouldn’t Double as a Freezer

Use garage door insulation to improve your energy efficiencyYour garage might be a great place to store a spare freezer, but it shouldn’t actually be cold enough to serve as one. If a bag of peas will stay frozen inside your parked car for a week in winter, you might want to consider boosting your energy efficiency with an insulated garage door. Besides keeping your car warmer on harsh winter mornings and cooler on hot summer afternoons, garage door insulation provides a number of other great benefits.

Save Money on Energy Costs

Low winter temperatures can be harsh to your skin, your senses, and your budget. According to the EPA, an insulated garage door on an attached garage can help regulate the temperature in adjacent rooms, thereby increasing the energy efficiency of your entire home. When combined with the thermal protection from insulation inside your home’s walls, an insulated garage door complete with proper garage door seals helps prevent heat and cold transfer and reduces the demand on your HVAC system. Garage door insulation is especially helpful if you decide to heat or cool your garage.

Waste Time in Comfort Year-Round

If you’re like most people, your garage is far more than a place to park your car. It’s one of the largest spaces in your home, so you might as well make the most of it. It’s great extra storage space, but if you want to have some fun, make it a workshop, a recreation room, or just a place to waste time doing nothing. An insulated garage door will make your hideaway a more comfortable environment year-round, so you won’t have frozen fingers while you’re building your own ukulele, and you won’t drip sweat into the clay when you’re sculpting a bust of your favorite superhero. If you like working with power tools, there’s an added bonus: An insulated garage door also helps block sound. You’ll hear less traffic noise when you’re seeking privacy, and your family will hear less from your chainsaw while you’re creating your masterpiece.

Avoid Garage Freezer Burn With Help From Overhead Door

The Overhead Door Company of Portland, OR, has been providing garage door maintenance and installation services for homes and businesses since 1929, and we understand how the climate can affect both your comfort level and your budget. Our insulated garage doors feature Thermacore technology and our patented sandwich construction to provide the highest R-value levels and thermal efficiency. At Overhead Door, we’re here to save you time and money, and we stand behind our work for the life of your insulated garage door. Contact us today to see how we can make your garage less like the tundra and more like an extension of your home.