Summer Heat and Overlooking Insulated Garage Door Efficiency

July 10, 2013 by  
Filed under The Door Man's Blog

H_T_06_TW_S_01We are in the midst of the hottest months of the year in Massachusetts and cooling our home is important when it comes to ensuring and maintaining our family’s comfort, especially our little ones and the elderly.    The past few days have been in the upper 90’s and climbing and you may be experiencing difficulty in keeping your home cool.  Homeowners unknowingly overlook the garage when considering reducing their energy costs.  Since the garage is the largest opening to your home, it is very easy for heat to flow in and get trapped, often times filtering through the entry door and the ceiling into various areas of your house. 

 When considering energy efficiency and cooling down your home, an insulated garage door can serve a major role and have a huge impact on the conservation of energy.

Here are a few tips to beat the heat this summer and some benefits of an insulated garage door:

 ·        If there is a room above your garage, air can travel through the ceiling of the garage into the floor of the room above.  To address this issue, consider an insulated garage door which will keep temperatures in the garage considerably stable to reduce the temperature fluctuation in the room above.

·        If you are using your garage as a workshop and you spend a significant amount of time in there, then your comfort is a top priority.  An insulated garage door will keep the temperature in the garage within a narrower temperature range as compared to the extreme range of the outside temperature.

·        Aesthetically, an insulated garage door has a more attractive interior than an non-insulated door and is often time even quieter.

 Make sure that you look for a high R-Value when choosing an insulated door.  The R-Value signifies the energy efficiency of the door. 

 For more information on Insulated Garage Doors and to learn more about R-Value and energy efficiency in relation to your garage, contact Worcester Door Company or visit our website at www.worcesterdoor.com

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