Should I buy an insulated garage door?
Insulated Doors – Yay or Nay?
Do I really need an insulated door in Florida? The answer to this timeless question is: It’s your preference! With that being said, I am going to give you a few facts in order to help you decide if an insulated garage door is for you.
First of all, keep in mind that there are a lot of plus sides in going with an insulated door. One of the obvious positives to an insulated door is temperature control; however, there are many more that we’d like to cover! Three ways that an insulated door can benefit you is by being stronger, quieter and cooler (which is a plus for us in Florida, and of course warmer in the winter).
An insulated door is a stronger one. For example, on an insulated sandwich steel door, the construction is steel-insulation-steel which acts as a layer of protection working as a shock barrier between two panels of steel. This type of steel-insulation-steel manufacturing helps to prevent denting if something hits your door.
The insulation also helps with noise by cutting down the noise from the outside as well as the inside. The noise also becomes quieter when opening and closing the door because it’s a solid insulated door and has less steel to crinkle and crack. Most insulated doors even come with vinyl rollers.
Finally, one of the best functions is of course keeping a cooler temperature (or a warmer temperature for those up north)! It’s no secret, it’s HOT in Florida, so having a cooler garage keeps everything in a better condition and gives a whole new meaning to your garage as you can enter and exit without breaking a sweat, possibly. Being able to keep cooler temperatures also means you can have a larger variety of items stored in your garage. *Tip: When pulling a hot car into the garage, allow the garage door to stay open until your car cools down, or keep the car in your driveway until it has cool. Pulling a hot car into your garage and shutting the door will keep all that hot air in and the benefit of an insulated garage door will work against you in the summer. In the winter, this would be totally appropriate.
So, the choice is yours, you can have an insulated garage door, or you can choose to have a non-insulated garage door. The choice is yours to make and as long as you have enough information to make the most informed decision that will be best for you, then you will always make the right one!