Do you Need an Insulated Garage Door?

Do you know the insulation R-value of your garage door? Does your garage door even have insulation? There was a time when only cold climate areas worried about insulating their garage doors. However, almost any home and garage can benefit from an insulated door, regardless of the climate. Here are some reasons to consider upgrading to an insulated garage door.

  • Energy efficiency. If you heat/cool your garage or your garage is attached to your home, you could be wasting money if you do not have an insulated garage door. These are the largest doors in your home and can let a large amount of heat in or out. A high R-value door can help lower energy costs in your home and keep your garage climate controlled.
  • Sound proofing. An insulated door can help keep sound in or out of your garage. This makes it a quieter, both for you and your neighbors, depending on who is making the noise.
  • Strength. Insulated garage doors tend to be stronger than those that are not. The extra layer of insulation inside the door adds strength that can be important in heavy storms and for security.

Insulated doors come in R-values up to 17, with the higher numbers offering the best insulation. While you may not need the highest rating, an R-value close to 10 will give you an excellent insulation for your garage door. Any insulation rating is better than none and will help you conserve energy.

Not ready to upgrade your garage door just yet? Make sure your current garage door is well sealed until you can get an insulated door. Check the weather stripping and replace as need to create a tight seal around your door.

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Habpro Garage Doors
Dacula, GA 30019

Options for Keeping Your Garage Warm in the Winter

Does your garage get chilly during the winter months? Many people do not heat their garage due to the extra cost, but it can make it uncomfortable to use and may have a cooling impact on the home. If you want to keep your garage warmer without heating it, there are options. Consider these tips to help winterize your garage and keep it at a more favorable temperature when it gets cold outside.

Replace Worn Weather Strips

If the weather strip on your garage door or doors is splitting or cracking, it is time to replace this component. Worn weather strips can allow air and moisture to seep inside your garage. You can attempt to replace the strip yourself or your local garage door service can do this for you.

Insulate Your Garage Door

You can add insulation to your existing garage door to help keep your garage warmer. However, if you are already considering replacing your garage door, why not choose a pre-insulated door and skip the extra cost? Choose a garage door with a higher R-value for improved insulating properties.

Add Insulation to Your Garage

You can insulate the walls and ceiling of your garage to keep it warmer. If this is too much trouble or expense, at least insulate any windows. You can buy inexpensive window insulation kits that are clear shrinking sheets that you apply with a hair dryer, helping reduce cold air entering your garage.

Make sure your garage is ready for winter and enjoy the benefits of a warmer garage. With a few fixes, you can improve the climate control in your garage, keeping it warmer in the winter and reducing energy costs for your home.

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Habpro Garage Doors
Dacula, GA 30019

How to Winterize Your Garage

If you have a basic garage, it is likely that is not well-insulated or made to stay warm during the winter. However, if it attached to your home, you should consider winterizing it to make it more efficient and comfortable. A few improvements can help reduce energy bills and keep your garage warm during the colder months. Here are a few winterizing tips to keep cold air out.

  • Insulate your garage door. One of the best ways to improve the temperature in your garage is insulating your door. You can add insulation to an older door, or upgrade to an insulated door. This can make a big difference in the climate control in your garage, both in the winter and hot summer months.
  • Replace weather stripping. Every few years you should replace the weather stripping on your garage door. This is an inexpensive way to reduce air and moisture coming into your garage under the door.
  • Caulk around doors and windows. Like your home, you want to limit cold air entering your garage from around doors and windows. A quick caulk job around garage doors, windows and the door into the home can help reduce drafts.
  • Cover pipes. If you have plumbing in your garage, make sure those pipes are covered or insulated. This is a common place where pipes burst during a cold snap, causing expensive plumbing repairs and possible water damage to your garage.

Another item to put on your to-do list before winter for your garage is scheduling a garage door service and inspection. You want to ensure your garage door is well-lubricated and ready to perform throughout the winter months to avoid being shut out in the cold.

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Habpro Garage Doors
Dacula, GA 30019

Why You Should Insulate Your Attached Garage

One “room” in many homes that are not properly insulated is the garage. Many garages have little or no insulation, which gives them little protection from the temperatures outside. While it is not necessary to insulate this portion of the home, there are many benefits to adding some climate control. Here are some good reasons why you should add insulation to your attached garage.

Energy Efficiency

Even if the barrier wall between your garage and home is insulated, the air from inside the garage is constantly let into your home through the access door. Insulating the garage can minimize the temperature difference and help reduce energy costs for heating and cooling.

Protecting Items in Your Garage

Most people store extra furniture, holiday decorations or seasonal clothing in their garage. Moisture and temperature can cause mold and other damage to your important possessions when your garage is not insulated.


If you want to use your garage space for more than just storing your vehicles, you will want it to be comfortable. Insulation can keep the temperature moderate; if you use a space heater or mini-duct for climate control, it can be a waste if you do not insulate your garage first.

Sound Proof

Insulation helps muffle sounds, keeping noise contained in the garage. If you are working on your car or the kids use the garage for band practice, sound-proofing helps keep the noise level lower.

When insulting your garage, do not forget about the garage door. A well-insulated garage door can make a big difference in climate control and sound-proofing for your garage. Talk to your local garage door installer about upgrading to a well-insulated door to improve the climate in your garage.

Posted on behalf of:
Habpro The Garage Door Specialists
Dacula, GA 30019