Everyone wants a great looking garage door, right? Now you don't have to sacrifice design to get an energy-efficient insulated garage door.
Reducing energy costs helps protect the environment and your wallet. An insulated garage door will help keep the garage and the rooms above it cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. Even if your garage is not insulated, an insulated garage door will stabilize the temperature inside to help protect the items that are stored there.
Insulation is measured in terms of R-value. The higher the number, the higher the energy efficiency. There are two types of garage door insulation - Polystyrene and Polyurethane. Polystyrene is a fancy word for styrofoam and is similar to a hot beverage cup full of air spaces. Polyurethane is a much more dense material and provides more than double the R-value of styrofoam. Therefore, a 2" thick door insulated with styrofoam is less energy efficient than a 1-3/8" or 1-3/4" thick door with polyurethane insulation.
As an added benefit, a polyurethane insulated door typically is much quieter during operation and has a more "finished" appearance on the inside of the door.
Check out our Door Builder to find a door that will look great on your house, while helping you save money on your energy bills.