If your commercial garage door is damaged, worn out, or just old, it may be time to replace it. If so, consider purchasing an insulated garage door that has multiple layers! Did you know that garage doors can be single-, double-, or even triple-layered? The more layers the door has, the more insulation the door can hold. Here are just a few reasons to consider an insulated commercial garage door for your business.
What are the benefits of an insulated garage door?
Insulated commercial garage doors provide several advantages. An insulated door helps to protect whatever you store inside your facility from extreme temperatures year round. It will also reduce the season’s impact on the temperature inside your business, which can make your working day much more enjoyable.
Without insulation, a garage door can let an abundance of cold air into your heated facility in the winter and allow heat to infiltrate your cooled facility in the summer. This can make it incredibly difficult and expensive to regulate the temperature inside your business.
Insulated doors also tend to make less noise because the materials are more tightly constructed than other doors. Each panel is made of different layers of material tightly packed together, which means there's less chance for vibration and noise. These doors are often heavier than uninsulated doors, and they’re less likely to jolt or vibrate on the track.
Does an insulated garage door affect energy efficiency?
Short answer? Absolutely! Midwest weather can be temperamental at best. It’s important to protect your business from whatever nature throws your way. An insulated garage door can help your business save money by reducing energy costs.
Before you decide on a door, make sure you know its R-value. This is an industry measure of the door’s ability to resist heat transfer. A well insulated garage door will have a high R-value to indicate its ability to hinder the flow of heat out of your facility during the winter and into it during the summer. When determining how important a high R-value is for your commercial door purchase, factor in how often it will be open and whether it’s attached to climate-controlled areas of the business.
What else should I consider?
As you prepare to purchase an insulated garage door, you will also need to consider the various commercial door options available. Sectional doors are one of the more common choices and look similar to residential garage doors, just much bigger. Sectional doors come in two primary materials: steel and aluminum.
Steel sectional garage doors are incredibly durable, energy efficient, and very low maintenance. They work well in a number of different environments, and they come in a variety of styles so you can find one that complements the look of your business.
Aluminum garage doors are also durable and come in different styles and colors. They stand up to corrosion, which is an important feature in the Midwest. Because aluminum is lighter than steel, these doors also put less stress on their operating systems. It’s important to note, however, that aluminum doors require more maintenance to keep them in top shape, and they tend to be more expensive than their steel counterparts.
If you’ve decided that an insulated garage door is the right fit for your business, it’s time to call a garage door professional. Our experts at WD Door can help you choose the right style, material, and R-value for your new door. After all, you have a business to run!
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