Garage doors are important components of any building envelope, components that ensure the building’s security, aesthetic appeal and comfort and that have an impact on the energy efficiency and the weather resistance of the building as well. Garage doors are usually quite large, so if they are not suitably insulated, they can induce considerable energy loss and they can also let in excess humidity, especially in Denver, where freezing and wet weather are so common – here are some things to know about garage door insulation:
– things to know about the R-value – the parameter tells you how energy-efficient your door is. The higher the R-value, the better your door is at preventing energy exchange;
– glass components – having a garage door with windows or glass inserts might be a great way to harness natural light, but standard glass is a poor insulator. You can still have a door with glass, just pay attention to the type of the glass used;
– the importance of professional advice – you will need a specialist to install your new door, so why not turn to a Denver garage door repair and installation company for advice about the ideal type and quantity of insulation you need with your garage door.