Benefits of an Insulated Garage Door

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Whether you use your garage to store your valuables or as a workshop for personal projects, having a strong, hardy, and beautiful garage door can make all the difference. If you are considering replacing your garage door due to its age, you want to change up the style, or you are looking to make your home more energy-efficient, you may want to consider an insulated garage door.

What Is An Insulated Garage Door?

An insulated garage door features insulation on the inside of the door’s structure to create a buffer between the outside world and your garage interior. The insulation does not let heat or cold escape easily, creating a more even and controlled temperature within your garage.

Unlike uninsulated garage doors, an insulated garage door mitigates the effects of changing weather and the fluctuating temperature outside. Consequently, your heater or air conditioner has less work to do, thereby lowering your energy costs and saving you valuable money.

Intelligent Design / Steel Backed

Insulated garage doors are made up of two hollow panels that are filled with insulating material. These garage doors look magnificent. They are also so high-quality that they are sure to last for years to come. This incredible design not only saves money on heating and cooling costs, but  gives you an excellent return on your investment by raising the overall value of your home.

Benefits of an Insulated Garage Door

Still not sure if an insulated garage door is right for you? Consider these important benefits:

Energy Cost Savings

Our garage door experts cannot stress this point enough. Considering how much they fluctuate, keeping energy costs down protects your hard-earned income. The garage is often overlooked when families or businesses are trying to reduce their heating and cooling costs, but it shouldn’t be. Most of the time, a garage will have a door leading from the garage into the home. If your garage is not insulated, then cold or hot air may be escaping from your home and forcing your HVAC system to work harder. However, keeping a moderate temperature inside of the garage reduces the amount of work your heating and cooling system has to do and keeps your home and garage in a comfortable climate. An insulated door can help reduce heat loss or gain, allowing your home or business to save money on energy costs, while keeping your environment comfortable.

Quieter Operation

Insulated garage doors are known for their quiet operation. The insulation adds extra padding and strength to the door, reducing the number of vibrations, creaks, and rattles. Because the insulation absorbs a lot of the sound, you won’t have to worry about your garage door waking up your family or disturbing employees or clients when you leave. This is also great for ensuring that any sounds you hear actually may be related to issues with chains, rollers, hinges, and springs. Otherwise, constant sounds may keep you on edge constantly when there is no issue or conversely, lull you into a false sense of security when a sound actually is indicative of an issue. Since you know the noise is not coming from your garage door, you can get repairs faster, saving you money and stress.


Thanks to the added panels and extra support from the insulation, insulated garage doors are much hardier than their uninsulated counterparts. Most insulated garage doors are composed of steel or aluminum frames. The frame is filled with insulation that is reinforced with single or dual steel panels.  The result is a lightweight, energy-efficient garage door that can handle the stress of cars, kids, and even dings from equipment.

Extended Lifespan

Thanks to the added durability of the steel panels and insulation, insulated garage doors tend to handle life’s curveballs much better than their uninsulated counterparts. They are resistant to dents, warping due to extreme heat, and weather-related damages from wind, rain, hail, and other impact damage.

Keeps Your Valuables Safe

Many homeowners and commercial businesses rely on their garage doors to keep their cars, projects, and valuables safe. However, an uninsulated garage door can only do so much. They may help keep intruders and animal pests from entering your garage, but cold weather and extreme heat can easily slip through the door. Cold weather can cause damage to cars, such as shortening the battery life, thickening the transmission or engine fluids, and lowering the air pressure in the tires.

Cars aren’t the only things at risk in an unstable temperature environment. The color and consistency of cans of paint may alter due to the rise and fall of temperatures. Additionally, game systems, electric scooters, and old computers may suffer weakened batteries. Fertilizers, cleaning supplies, and even motor oil can become unstable and separate, resulting in considerably reduced effectiveness and safety.

An insulated garage door ensures that your garage will stay at an optimal temperature to protect your valuables.

Need an Insulated Garage Door for Your Home or Business?

If you are interested in replacing your garage door with an insulated version, the team at Action Garage Door Repair Specialists can help! Our experts can fit your garage door with any size insulated door to meet your style and needs. Contact our team today for more information on our garage door installation services or an estimate!

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