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The Value of an Insulated Garage Door

Since your garage door opening is usually the biggest in your home, it can also be an area of extreme heat and energy loss. This results in drafty rooms in the winter, hot and humid living areas in the summer and a lot of money wasted on heating and cooling. Many homeowners, especially those located in areas with temperature or weather extremes, may wonder if they should insulate their garage door to help alleviate these issues. Insulating your garage door provides many benefits in addition to saving you money by increasing energy efficiency.

When buying an insulated garage door, there are several things to consider. Garage doors can be insulated with polystyrene or polyurethane insulation. Polystyrene is a fine choice, but polyurethane is the preferred option. One reason is because it expands to completely fill the area between the panels. This results in a stronger, more durable garage door, and it quiets the operation of the door. 

Insulated garage doors are also resistant to the rusting that occurs in many non-insulated, single layer doors. Today’s insulated garage doors are typically made with steel frames filled with solid insulation in between, making them both sturdy and lightweight. They are made to be long-lasting and resist the elements such as heat, sun and wind that can shorten the lifespan of non-insulated doors.

Insulated garage doors can also provide a warmer garage space. In fact, an insulated garage door can make the temperature inside the garage over 20 degrees warmer than the outside air. While the degree difference can vary due to the door's R-value (the capacity of an insulating material to resist heat flow. The higher the R-value, the greater the insulating power), this can sometimes mean the difference of a garage at freezing and above freezing temperatures. For many homeowners who live in frigid climates, a freezing garage means frozen pipes and a car that won’t start, so that 20 degree difference is a game-changer.

If you are looking for a garage door in the Mansfield, Bucyrus, or Ashland, Ohio, area, check out Gandert Door Company, who proudly offers CHI garage doors. CHI doors are known for their innovation and beauty. But CHI has partnered with Dow Chemicals to produce a polyurethane insulation specific to CHI doors to ensure the most effective thermal performance. 

Injecting polyurethane into a CHI door
Another key element in achieving the highest quality in insulation is the state-of-the-art process used by CHI. The process injects the polyurethane in an even and consistent pattern that incorporates climate-control measures to ensure repeatable results.

Gandert is based in Mansfield, Ohio, and offers home and commercial garage door installation to the surrounding counties including Ashland, Crawford, Huron, Knox, and Morrow. Call us at (419) 529-2002 and find out more!

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