As homeowners in Toronto, Vaughan, Richmond Hill and the GTA we’ve all weather proofed and insulated our homes against Ontario’s bitter winters and humid summers. Or have we? All too often, there’s a large gaping hole in the energy envelope of our homes: our garage. And more specifically, our garage doors. In fact, many people question whether their garage needs insulating at all. But there’s more to insulated garage doors than just making it a cosy parking space.
Are Insulated Garage Doors Worth the Investment?
If you’re like most of our Toronto, Vaughan and Richmond Hill customers, then the answer is a resounding “Yes!” Here are six reasons why:
- They Lower Your Energy Bills
Your garage is likely one of the largest rooms in your home. And if it isn’t insulated, it’s also one of your biggest energy (and money) drains. By controlling the temperature of your garage you’re actually minimizing the amount of energy needed to condition other parts of your home. Which makes fitting insulated garage doors one of the most cost effective ways to cut your energy bills throughout the year.
- They Protect Your Most Valuable Assets
After your home, odds are that your car is your most costly possession. That’s why we keep it tucked away safely in our garage. But how safe is your car really behind a non-insulated, single layer door? Without insulation, cold weather will affect how well your car runs, and humidity can eat away at its paintwork and body. Installing insulated garage doors is one of the most cost effective ways to prolong the life of your car. That applies to paint, motor oil and any other chemicals you keep in there too.
- They’re Durable
As a third of the exterior of the average home, garage doors are vulnerable to damage from many sources: kids, balls, bikes and windborne projectiles, to name a few. Insulated garage doors, with their triple layers of protection, are sturdy and strong enough to withstand a decade’s worth of wear, and protect you against break-in and theft. Plus the insulation they provide for the doors’ mechanism against extreme weather means less maintenance and better movement.
- They’re Quiet
Because they’re more tightly constructed than single layer alternatives, insulated garage doors absorb vibrations and dampen sound, making them a welcome addition to any home. We all know how irritating a noisy garage door can be at unwelcome times of the morning or night. And if you live on a noisy street, they reduce street noise dramatically.
- They Make Your Home More Comfortable
If you’ve turned your garage into a fully functioning part of your home such as a gym, craft room or recreation room, then insulated garage doors are a must. And even if you’re only there for short bursts of time, ferrying the kids or groceries in and out of the car, the garage can act as a crucial buffer between the outdoors and the conditioned interior of your home, making it a more hospitable environment.
- They’re Attractive
We all crave curb appeal. And, more than any other exterior feature, garage doors attract the most attention. That’s why it’s vital to find doors that complement the exterior of your home. Insulated garage doors don’t disappoint: they look sturdier, more substantial and more desirable than single layer doors. And their durability means these good looks will keep for longer too.
Smart Doors is the GTA’s premier overhead garage door company. We’ve helped countless homeowners make significant savings by enhancing their Toronto, Vaughan and Richmond Hill homes with insulated garage doors, and we can do the same for you. For a free estimate, call Smart Doors today on 905-532-9770.