A Comparison Between Non Insulated and Insulated Garage Doors

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Most house owners fail to understand the difference between having a non-insulated or insulated garage gate for their garage. All good insulated garage doors have a "R" rating. This is quite a simple concept, the higher the "R" value, the better insulated the garage door. The kind of insulation used on the gate should also be considered, as a hard core is better than a loose insulation.
 
A good quality steel garage gate is generally constructed with steel in both front and back and insulation in between them. The "R" value of a well insulated double garage door is generally around 6.5. If you require a top of the range steel insulated door, you should be prepared to spend up to $1,000. If your choice of material for your garage door is steel, then you will find doors with values up to and including 10. In fact, this is more than double when compared to ordinary polystyrene insulation boards having the same thickness.
 
The insulation material used in these garage doors is in fact chemically bonded to each steel section on both sides, creating a compound structure with greater strength, greater rigidity, enhanced dent-resistance and improved thermal protection. So, in fact it is a wise decision to invest in insulating your garage door.
 
Insulated garage doors are generally found to be much more opposing to the everyday dents and bumps and are much quieter also when compared to non-insulated garage gates. They are not only pleasing to look at but are easy to maintain also. But bear in mind that if your insulated garage doors do not come with a complete interior steel skin they may not be as beneficial as a double sided insulated steel door.
 
In case you have an attached garage, having an insulated garage gate will help to lessen energy loss from the outer walls of your home. On the other hand, non-insulated garage gates will allow warm air during the summer and cold air during the winter to come into the house, thus escalating heating as well as cooling costs.
 
When you are thinking about which garage door you should use for your home, think about how cold it gets in winter; do you live in an area where the gasoline often freezes up. This will not be a problem for you and your car if you spend the extra money on a properly insulated garage door for your home. You will save money in the ling run on car batteries as well as oil and gasoline for your car. When you are choosing the correct garage door for your home, then you can always seek the advice of the professionals who will be able to discuss the benefits as well as the disadvantages of installing an insulated garage door.
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Toby Gibbon has been providing helpful information regarding Garage Door Milwaukee for many years. His expertise is the result of years of hands on experience in the garage door business. If you are having trouble with your door and would like some help he recommends giving Garage Door Repair Milwaukee a call.

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This article was published on 2011/11/04