Step 2 – Determine If the Door Needs to Be Insulated or Not

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Most of our doors can be ordered with different levels of insulation to help keep your garage and home warm in the winter months and cool in the summer months. If you have an attached garage, that can translate into hundreds of dollars in energy savings. On the insulation, you’ll need to know that it affects two things, the sturdiness of the door and the temperature inside the garage.

Sturdiness: A non-insulated door typically has a steel front with a hollowed interior while the insulated door has an additional interior steel layer with insulation in between the layers, which makes the insulated door sturdier than its non-insulated counterpart. You can choose from varying degrees of insulation depending on manufacturer and model, and if you live in a coastal area that has hurricanes, you can also choose a hurricane door that has additional hardware to make them more wind resistant.

Temperature: We normally see insulated doors in homes with insulated garage walls, which all together levels out the temperature in the garage. They help keep your garage and home warm in the winter months and cool in the summer months, and if you have an attached garage, that can translate into hundreds of dollars in energy savings.