When it comes to having a garage which forms part of your home as opposed to having an entirely separate garage; you need to invest in an insulated garage door if you haven’t done already. When you think about it, your garage door can potentially cover a quarter or more of the front wall of your house, you could be losing significant amounts of energy through not having it properly insulated. We spoke with garage door experts Lakes Garage Doors about the benefits of having an insulated garage door and why it could potentially save you a decent amount of energy (and money) each year once you’ve had one fitted.
Whilst there is an upfront cost associated with the purchase of an insulated garage door, you can expect to see savings on your energy bills almost straight away. If your garage door isn’t insulated, you’re essentially letting energy escape through it and, as such, it’s costing you more to heat your home as you have to use more energy. It’s the fact that your garage door can cover so much area of the front of your house that needs to be the main reason and, the more you think about it, the more it becomes apparent that there is a significant area of your house which isn’t insulated.
An insulated garage door doesn’t have to cost a fortune or, if you can’t afford to have a replacement door, you could always insulate your current garage door. It may not be quite as effective as purchasing a ready-insulated door, however you’ll still see savings in energy and your house will generally feel warmed. We found a fantastic guide to insulating your own garage door over at DIYNetwork.com which can be read here.
Whichever way you go; if you want to save energy and as a result save money and cut your bills, you need to ensure your garage door is properly insulated if your garage forms part of the front of your house.