Save energy, money and reduce street noise with garage door insulation in Denver
Insulating a garage door is worthwhile for many reasons, especially if you or someone in your family spend lots of time in there woodworking, car-fixing or exercising in a home gym. Those are all valid reasons as to why you would want the garage to be more comfortable when someone is inside it. And as a bonus, by creating a more comfortable space in an attached garage, it usually means that the room next door or upstairs will be more comfortable too!
Garage door insulation can make your life warmer, cooler, and quieter. Good insultaion lowers energy bills, acts as a barrier between you and street noise, and brightens up an otherwise dull space. Any insulation will increase the energy efficiency of your garage door, but to determine how much insulation you need for Denver’s weather it’s better to consult an expert, such as Colorado Overhead Door Co.!
How insulation works?
Heat flows from warmer to cooler until there is an equilibrium of temperature. This means that in your home, during the winter heat flows directly from all heated living spaces to adjacent unheated attics, garages, basements, and even outdoors. Heat flow can also move indirectly through interior ceilings, walls, floors, and wherever there is a difference in temperature.
Most common insulation materials work by slowing conductive heat flow or convective heat flow, to a lesser extent. Radiant barriers and reflective insulation systems work by reducing radiant heat gain but to be effective, the reflective surface must face an air space.
Denver Garage Door Specialists
While adding insulation to a garage door can be a DYI project, the insulation materials also add extra weight to the garage door. This isn’t necessarily a problem with 9-foot-wide doors, but it can damage the opening mechanism of larger ones. This means that your garage door’s spring tension might need to be adjusted, and that is a job best suited for a garage door professional!
Our highly trained staff can give you a diagnostic of every single detail of your residential or commercial garage door in the Denver area.