If your garage is attached to your house, an insulated door helps you save money in lots of ways. The American Garage Door team shares its top four reasons here.

1. Lower Energy Costs

Especially if your garage is underneath a room in your house, the garage temperature can affect the house temperature. That may mean more electricity or fuel used to heat and cool your home. But, an insulated door can keep garages significantly warmer in winter and cooler in summer.

The differences in the inside temperatures and outside temperatures with an insulated door are remarkable. An insulated door maintains a 48-degree difference between the outside and inside air, versus just a 26-degree difference for the uninsulated door.

2. Longer Lasting HVAC Equipment

By keeping your home cooler in summer and warmer in winter, not only do you save on energy costs, but the heating and air conditioning equipment won’t cycle as often, or operate for an extended time.

3. Reduce Stress On A Vehicle

While it might start faithfully in even the coldest temperatures, that doesn’t mean your vehicle doesn’t go through more effort to start when it’s cold. As mentioned under lower energy costs, the temperature difference between an insulated and uninsulated door is stark. That means, in the uninsulated garage, your car is starting in temperatures that are about 20 degrees colder.

4. Added Home Value

If you sell a home, an insulated garage door can make a big difference in the price you receive. As if it isn’t enough to show prospective home buyers they can save energy costs, equipment costs, and extend the life of their car, insulated garage doors also:

  • Keep the garage quieter;
  • Look better and last longer;
  • Keep out more pollution; and 
  • Give the option for using the garage for added living space in the home, like a playroom, home office, or home gym.

When you really look at the advantages, having an insulated garage door seems like the logical choice.