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The Importance of Having an Insulated Garage Door

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  • 24 Nov 2016
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Neighborhood Garage Door Services of Tampa, Florida is your one-stop shop for all of your garage door needs. Our certified technicians can handle repairs or installations regardless of the make and model of your garage. We have over 20 years of industry experience and take great pride in serving our valued customers.

Our team likes to educate homeowners on how to maintain their garage doors and keep them in the best condition. One thing that we strongly suggest is that you should have an insulated door.

Why Insulation is Important

Garage door insulation is especially important if you live in areas of extreme high or low temperature. Tampa falls into that category and insulating your door would be a benefit for your home.

Your garage is most likely one of the largest parts of your home. Most garages have insulation in the walls in order to serve as a cushion from the potentially extreme temperatures.

Perhaps your garage door needs to be insulated. You’d certainly have more of a buffer for your garage by having additional insulation. Plus, you could save on your power bill since insulation would make it easier to regulate your home’s temperature.

Reasons to have an Insulated Garage Door


  1.      Insulated doors are generally quieter.

A little insulation goes a long way in keeping noise out of your garage. Your home is adjoined to the garage and a little peace and quiet is often preferred.

  1.      They conserve energy.

If you insulate your garage door, then your home will stay warmer or cooler because it’s better insulated. In fact, a door without insulation is almost like leaving the door to your home wide open. You could avoid that by adding insulation to your existing door.

  1.      Your garage will be a more pleasant space for you.

If you have a fully insulated garage, then you’ll have more moderate temperatures as you get in and out of your car each day. Further, if you use your garage as a work space, then you will have a better experience simply because the temperatures are more reasonable.

  1.      Insulated garage doors have greater durability and often last longer.

Insulated garage doors are often made stronger and thicker than just a typical door.  Wear and tear will happen and better assembled and insulated doors will hold up much longer.

  1.      Doors with insulation tend to have less alignment issues.

Garage doors have many working parts that need to work together seamlessly. If your door has insulation, then there are often less alignment issues and need for similar repairs. The extreme temperatures can add stress to the door parts.

Insulation Ratings


Insulation is important but there are ratings that need to be considered if you want to insulate your door. An “R value” is used to explain an insulated door’s resistance to heat transfer either in or out.  The scale goes from 0 to 19 with 19 being the best insulation rating.

The R value of your door is figured by the thickness of insulation.  When selecting your garage door’s R value, consider the scale below.

R values of:

  •        0-5 means none to minimal
  •        5-8 is insulated some
  •        9-13 is well insulated
  •        13-19 has excellent insulation

Neighborhood Garage Door Services of Tampa, Florida wants to help answer any questions that you have about garage door insulation. We can further explain the R values that you should consider too.

Our team is able to handle any repair or installation need. We’d love to have you contact us for any of your garage door needs. Our customer service team is available 24/7 and is ready to assist you even now.

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My garage door broke on a Saturday night as I was getting ready to leave for a holiday party. Kelvin was here within 30 minutes. He reviewed everything with me that was happening with my door. He gave me the estimates of what was immediately needed to be done in order for my door to raise and then what I will need to have done very soon. I could see all the problems he pointed out to me and I decided to have everything done. He completed everything that night. I was very satisfied with Kelvin’s professionalism and the work he did. Thank you again.
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