Whether you’re building your dream home or making some upgrades to your current one, choosing the right garage door can be overwhelming.

If selecting your favourite design and colour isn’t enough, there’s also the common insulated vs. uninsulated garage door question.

So, what’s the difference between the two, and which is the perfect choice for your home?

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insulating a garage door

Does insulating a garage door help?

Insulated garage doors offer a few benefits that you don’t get with non-insulated garage doors. While either choice can be a stylish feature for your home’s exterior, the contrasts between insulated and uninsulated garage doors go beyond their appearance.

Standout features of an insulated door include:

  • Insulation to help keep your garage at a more comfortable temperature
  • Quieter operation to keep noise to a minimum
  • Gives you that extra space by utilising your garage for a home office, rumpus room, workshop or gym

Your garage door doesn’t just protect your vehicle, it also protects your home and your family. Having an insulated garage door can create a comfortable living environment by completing the insulating envelope of your home.

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Do I need an insulated garage door?

There are a few factors that you should consider before deciding whether an insulated or non-insulated garage door is the right choice for you.

Climate

Do you spend minutes sitting in your car before work each morning, waiting for it to warm up? An insulated garage door can help keep your garage temperature more comfortable than an uninsulated garage door.

Depending on the climate where you live, choosing an insulated garage door can make a big difference to the comfort of your garage and home.

Budget

Strapped for cash? If you’re on a tight budget, an uninsulated garage door is generally the cheaper option.

While insulated garage door may cost you more upfront, though, it will cut energy costs and save you money by reducing thermal exchange in your home. Reducing energy bills makes insulated garage doors a more economical option in the long run.

Noise

Are the neighbours complaining about your garage band or workshop at night?

Insulated garage doors make less noise than non-insulated garage doors, so if noise is a priority for you, this is something to take into consideration.

 

If you’re still not sure which option is best for you, get in touch with our friendly team for a free measure and quote, so one of our experts can assess your home and help you select the most suitable garage door for your individual needs.

Or check out our online product selection guide to design your dream garage door in minutes.

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