An insulated garage door is very beneficial to your garage, especially if it is attached to your house. The colder your garage, the more cold or hot air you will let in when coming from outside. It won’t be any different than opening your front door if the garage is not insulated.
There is a simple test to determine if your door is insulated:
1. Conduct The Test First Thing In The Morning
It is best to conduct this test first thing in the morning since the door has been closed for several hours. If your door has recently been opened, then it will cause the temperature in the garage to change. So, to get a better idea if your door is insulating the garage, you should start out in the morning.
2. Start Your Car
If your car has a temperature gauge that displays on the dash, then this test will be simple to do. Go ahead and start your car and let it run for a minute so the temperature will display. If you have a car that doesn’t show you the temp, then you can put a thermostat or weather thermometer in the garage.
3. Test The Air Outside
Once you know the temperature on the inside of your garage, it’s time to test the air outside. After you drive for a few minutes of driving, see what temperature is displayed on the dash. If you have a weather thermometer, you can park somewhere outside and set it on your car to get a temperature reading.
If your garage door is insulating your home, there should be a difference in the temperature that you saw inside of the garage versus outside. If there isn’t much of a difference, then you can bet that the door isn’t doing a good job.
How to Insulate Your Garage Door
After you determine if the door is insulating the garage, then you can figure out what needs to be done. It’s a good idea to try and regulate the temps in your outbuildings and garage. The best way to do this is to insulate the door.
Here’s what you need to do:
Replace The Weather Stripping
Go ahead and replace the stripping all the way around the assembly. Since this is made from rubber, it can become cracked and dry. Our technicians can make this new installation if you need us to.
Add Insulation to The Door
You can purchase insulation kits and reinforce the door with insulated panels. If your door is in good shape, this can be a good alternative. However, if there is damage, rust, holes, or any other concerns with the system, you might want to replace the entire thing.
Our techs can do the installation of insulation or a new door if you want them to. They will give you an honest opinion of what your best options are.
Call Today For Help
If you want to insulate your garage door, call us to help you. Our techs will come by and determine what can be done to regulate the temperatures. We are ready to work for you any time of the night or day.