A garage door doesn't have to fade into the background. It can be a statement piece that makes the look of the house. Take a look at this Guest Post from the Clopay Door Blog to see some of the stunning modern designs becoming popular.
With the first snowfall of the year already behind us, everyone is thinking about wrapping up their summer projects and making sure the house is ready for winter. Your garage door can play a big part in your utility bill, as well as your comfort level in your garage.
From the Clopay Doors Blog:
"An insulated garage door can help reduce household energy consumption if you have an attached garage. Since attached garages typically share one or two common walls with the house, any hot or cold air that travels through a door will ultimately reach the adjacent living areas. An insulated garage door can help stabilize temperatures in the garage to reduce heat losses or gains from common house walls.
Replacing an older garage door with a new, energy efficient model can reduce energy loss through the garage by up to 71%, and keep an unheated garage 10 -20 degrees warmer on a cold winter day, according to a study conducted by engineers at Clopay Building Products, a garage door manufacturer.
Three-layer steel garage doors featuring environmentally safe, CFC-free, polyurethane insulation foam injected between two sheets of steel typically offer the highest R-values. R-value is a measurement of thermal efficiency of a door, or how well it insulates. The higher the R-value, the more energy efficient the door is."
In addition to keeping your garage and house warmer, a properly working , insulated garage door and opener can save you from having to get out of the car and struggle with that old door in the cold and snow. If your door or opener aren't reliable, or if they make a lot of noise, or the door struggles to open and close, now is the time to get it fixed. The cold weather can often make door issues worse. Having a trained technician do a thorough evaluation and service on your door and opener can save you headaches when the weather turns nasty.
If you have any questions at all about new garage doors, or servicing your existing door, please use the Contact tab to send us a message - we'd be more than happy to talk with you about your door.
Did the May 21 hail storm leave your door looking like a driving range backstop? We are happy to come out and take a look, get you a written quote to give to your insurance adjuster, and get a beautiful new door installed.
Our process is simple - just give us a call or shoot us an email and we will come out and measure up your door. We can make recommendations on the best replacement door options, and give you brochures and information on the models and styles. We'll send you a written quote to give to your adjuster, and we'll get you scheduled for your new door installation once you give us the go-ahead.
If you've been thinking about upgrading to a better insulation level, adding windows to your garage door, or just changing up the style or color, this is the perfect opportunity. You can add these upgrades to your replacement door for a small cost out of pocket.