Wednesday, December 31, 2014

What Keller homeowners should look for in a new garage door

If you are contemplating replacing the garage door of your Keller home, the dead of winter may not seem to be the optimum time to do so. However, quite the opposite is true: frigid temperatures and brisk winds readily prove the need to upgrade your garage door from an older non-insulated version to a more modern insulated garage door.

The garage door is generally the largest moving object in your home and offers the greatest exposure to the elements. An insulated garage door will maintain the temperature in your garage in the winter and summer and likely decrease heating and cooling costs. Insulated garage doors not only make the garage more comfortable inside but also affect the rooms adjacent to or above the garage. In addition, a well-insulated garage helps keep moisture out, and its sturdy construction offers a far greater noise-reducing sound barrier than non-insulated models.

What should consumers look for in an insulated garage door? For starters, check out the R-value. R-value is a measure of thermal resistance to heat flow and is how most garage door manufacturers show the energy efficiency of their product. The higher the R-value of a door, the more insulation you’ll get. Second, look at the door’s construction. Well-insulated doors will have a “triple-layer” construction, consisting of environmentally safe polystyrene or polyurethane thermal insulation between two layers of heavy-duty steel.

Of all the budget-friendly improvement projects you can complete before spring, a new garage door will not only save on energy costs, it will give you one of the best returns on your investment and provide a great value for your home. Over the last few years, surveys indicate that installing new garage doors has been a project in the top rankings for return on investment.
Whether your garage door withstands heat, wind, snow, rain or all of the above, it’s the largest line of defense for your Keller home. Make sure that it’s working hard for you by reducing your home’s energy consumption, increasing your home’s curb appeal and adding to the value of your home for years to come.

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