Garage doors are either insulated or non-insulated, which is right for you?
An insulated door should be considered if there is a room next to or above your garage. Not only does it keep the garage and or rooms warmer/cooler but it also is quieter than a non-insulated door. The insulation in the door provides a smoother operation of the door. For an active family the insulated door will provide less dents due to objects hitting the door or inexperienced drivers. The insulated door will also be less likely to be dented in adverse weather conditions such as hail and high winds.
Insulated doors have different R-value's depending on the manufacture's specifications. The higher the R-value, the more thermally efficient the door will be. Example, the typical R-value for the walls of your house would be R-19 while the typical R-value for your ceiling would be R-32. R-values for insulated residential doors can range anywhere from R-4 to R-17. A wood door when painted has an R-value of 4.
You may think that an insulated door is quite a bit of difference in price. But when you factor in the heating and cooling expense of your home and the durability of the door, it actually saves you money.
There are not too many non-insulated doors that are sold any longer.
Consumers are realizing that the savings on their heating and cooling bills and the durability of the door actually saves them money.
If you own rental property, you may want to consider an insulated garage door. Tenants who have children will more than likely dent the garage door while playing around the driveway. An insulated door can take more abuse than a non-insulated door. We always recommend to owners of rental property to purchase an insulated door, it will save you money.
Give Division Overhead Door, Inc. a call at 513-872-0888 and schedule an appointment to have one of our sales representatives meet with you.