An insulated garage door is a great way to cut down on your energy costs. A garage door retains heat during the winter months and cool air during the summer months. The added layer of insulation can reduce energy consumption and keep your home comfortable all year long.

 

Bluff Country Garage Door Services offers residential and commercial garage door installation, repair, and ongoing maintenance. To find out more about our energy-efficient garage doors or schedule service, call us today at 612-226-4721.

 

Below, we outline some ways that a garage door can reduce your energy bill.

Insulation Saves Energy

Garage doors that are not adequately insulated funnel heat and air into your home. The extra air creates an imbalance in the air circulation throughout the house. You may wonder why it’s so hot or cold in your house and respond by adjusting the thermostat.

 

An insulated garage door prevents the outside air from penetrating the rest of the home. This feature gives you more control over your home’s temperature.

Garage Doors With Weather Stripping

If your door is already insulated, adding weather stripping reinforces the insulation by sealing the door around the sides and at ground level. It fills in any gaps between the door and the frame. Weatherstripping reduces energy costs and helps the door work efficiently.

 

Weatherstripping:

 

●        Limits air flow

●        Improves overall insulation throughout your home

●        Keeps dust and debris out of the garage

●        Regulates your vehicle’s’ temperature

●        Prevents unwanted rodents and insects from entering your garage

 

In addition to airflow weather stripping also creates a secure seal to keep the garage protected from rainwater, moisture, or even small puddles. If you need weather stripping, A Bluff Country Garage Door Service technician can implement weather stripping into your garage door system. You’ll notice a difference in temperature inside the garage.

Ground-Level and Threshold Seals

Bottom and threshold seals protect your garage door in different ways.

 

●        The bottom seal is a thick vinyl strip that creates a barrier along the bottom of the garage door. It is flexible and flattens when the door closes. This action locks any dirt or debris from entering your garage.

●        The threshold seal does the same the job as the bottom seal, but it sticks along the garage floor and not the door. In some cases, it works better than the bottom seal. While it makes sweeping the garage difficult, it gives quality protection.

Garage Door Material

One of the most significant factors in garage door insulation is the type of garage door material you choose. Most garage doors are comprised of wood, composite wood, steel, or aluminum.

 

The difference in the insulative value is minimal. Each of these materials provides poor to adequate insulation on their own. If you choose a double or triple layer garage door, the insulation between the panels will provide the most insulation.

 

So, we recommend purchasing double or triple-layer garage doors with insulation. You will have the flexibility of choosing the type of door material you want while benefiting from a door that can keep the hot and cold air in or out of your house.

Garage Door Installation in the Tri-State Area

If you want to cut energy costs, insulating your garage door is the best way to start. It creates thermal a boundary that locks in the air keeps it from escaping your home. Bluff Country Garage Door Service offers garage door installation, repair, and full replacement for home and business owners in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Iowa.

 

To schedule a garage door installation or repair, call us at 612-226-4721. You can also message us at bluffcountrygds@gmail.com.