We get asked this question all the time. The truth is, why WOULDN’T you need an insulated garage door!? As anyone living in Florida is well aware, we are exposed to some pretty extreme weather conditions. Having an insulated door is a great asset in the protection against Mother Nature, and an overall increase in the quality of life at home. Let us provide some examples as to why Floridians specifically, are in need of an insulated garage door.
Oh man the heat. It never lets up. If it’s not hot, it’s sticky. We live on land that used to be a swamp, so we shouldn’t be surprised when we walk out to our garages in the morning to leave and immediately are met with nasty, sticky, hot air. But nonetheless, we never get used to it. It’s always there. And that is the number one reason you should have an insulated garage door.
Insulation doesn’t only protect us from the cold, it also protects us from the heat as well. Your garage door is the largest opening to your home, thus making it the easiest way to lose cold air. Look at an insulated garage as a buffer space between the cold air and the heat. It keeps the heat on one side, and the cold on the other, preventing them from escaping to one another, and protecting your electric bill in the process.
In addition, how many times have you stored something in your garage only to have it damaged from the heat? In Florida, we have no basements, and our attics aren’t much more than crawl space, so our valuables often land in the garage. Ever seen what heat can do to a record? A book? Or how about what it will do to those priceless childhood recordings? Having the right insulated garage door can help protect your valuables from being lost or damaged.
In addition to helping you save money and protect your valuables, an insulated door rattles far less, and travels up and down much smoother. Insulated garage door owners often comment about how much quieter their door is now. Not only is the door quieter, your house is quieter! An insulated door is also a sound barrier to the noise outside. Anyone living on a busy road should definitely consider an insulated garage door to stomp out the noise pollution entering through their garage.
As if all those great reasons weren’t enough to convince you, insulated garage doors are all around a tougher door. They handle impact much better than a traditional door. Think about how many times you’ve seen a kid tossing a basketball against a garage door out front? During a storm, they shake and rattle much less, providing a more stable, safe environment. We have our fair share of storms, and anyone with a non-insulated door can attest to their rattle when the wind and rain picks up.
Upgrading to an insulated garage door is a big decision, call us today to arrange a free in-home consultation with a Door Specialist.