Choosing a new garage door can be something of a mountain to climb, what with all the different options available. Not only do you have to think about how you want your new door to open, but you also have to consider the material, the colour and any accessories too.
One of the easiest ways to narrow down your choices is to pick something you really want and only look at doors which have that attribute. For instance, if you know for a fact you want a green door to match the rest of your property, then you know you can rule out all the doors which don’t have green as a colour option. Many people these days are opting for efficiency and comfort over anything else, so insulated doors are popular.
Why Insulate Your Garage?
Many garages are attached to the main living area of the property, so insulating it makes a lot of sense. When you think about it, it’s a huge space to leave unprotected from extremes of temperature, especially if it’s attached to your home. Insulating a garage can not only lower your bills, but it can also protect what you store in the garage space itself. Even if your garage is not attached to your main living property, ensuring extremes of temperature are kept at bay will protect what you keep within, whether it’s your vehicle or items in storage.
How Do Insulated Garage Doors Work?
Insulated garage doors work by ensuring the opening is completely sealed when the door is closed and that the material the door is made from is thermally efficient. Insulated garage doors use a special foam-like substance to keep the extreme cold and heat out of the garage. This insulation is sandwiched between the two outside layers of the door itself, which may be aluminium or steel depending on the type of door.
Proper fitting and decent seals at the edge of the door and between the panels is just as important as an insulated main material. Where gaps occur, extremes of temperature can get in, not to mention the compromised security. Our experienced engineers will only fit doors which meet British Standard and are fully trained to ensure your new door is installed correctly.
Which Garage Doors Are Insulated in Your Range?
We offer two main types of insulated door – our steel Sectional range (below left) and our aluminium Roller range (below right). All Sectional and Roller doors have the double skinned insulated design, which is guaranteed to keep your garage space at a manageable temperature.
If you don’t want to pick a Sectional or Roller door, then your next best bet would be a solid timber door. Most of our timber range of doors are available in both Canopy and Tracked opening mechanisms, as well as a huge variety of designs, giving you plenty of flexibility. Solid cedar wood is naturally insulating and very strong, so if you’d rather opt for a more traditional look, you can still benefit.