In today’s world a lot of people are becoming more and more aware of the environmental issues that are being placed upon our planet. A lot more people are trying to go “green” to help to protect this great planet and keep its environment cleaner. So just in case you were thinking about your garage door and wondering if a garage door can be “green”, the answer to that is yes it can be.
There are three big factors that will contribute to your garage doors environmental friendliness. Keep these factors in mind when choosing a garage door:
- The materials used while manufacturing the door
- The sustainability of the doors manufacturing process
- The energy efficiency and insulation of the garage door
The Manufacturing Materials
In order for a garage door to be eco-friendly it must be made using recyclable materials. So for example the aluminum used to make the door is is completely recyclable, but the steel that is used is only 25% recyclable.
A garage door has a life expectancy of about 25 years, that means that there is less of a need for maintenance which in turn means that there are fewer parts and materials being used as well. So therefore there are fewer doors being made and a lesser amount of material being used to make the doors. With the door being made completely out of steel and aluminum, that means that there were no trees cut down to produce these garage doors.
The Process Of The Door Manufacturing
During the manufacturing of the garage doors any of the unused metal, cardboard or polystyrene that is left over is then recycled. The process of making the garage door is actually very energy efficient. They take good care to make sure to not misuse any of the energy or cause any unnecessary energy wastage.
Energy efficiency is a very important factor to conscious buyers when they are looking at new garage doors. People want to know that their heated garage is going to hold the heat in the winter, and that their air conditioned garage is going to stay cool in the summer time.
The polyurethane that is injected into the overhead garage doors will provide an R-value of about 12-18. This will help to maintain the eco-friendliness of the door. This R-value is better compared to some other doors that use a polystyrene foam core to insulate.
Here are a few more ways to help and improve the product’s energy efficiency:
- Triple contact interlocking
- Flexible u-shaped bottom weather stripping
- Sealed thermo pane windows
- Double tip ThermaBlok Frame weather stripping
Neighborhood Garage Door Services of Orange, California wants you to be well prepared when picking an eco-friendly garage door. You should have all the right information to help make your decision a whole lot easier. So when you are ready for that “green” garage door then call a professional and let them help you get all set up.