When choosing an insulated garage door for home or commercial use, besides all the style, type, and material options you also have to consider the amount of insulation you need. Insulated garage doors provide extra security and energy efficiency. In two story homes, often a bedroom, office, bathroom, or other critical rooms are located above the garage. You may even have a heated garage. In any case, a garage door without insulation, or one that is not properly sealed, will result in the warmth being sucked right out of your home. This both causes your furnace to work harder and drives up your heating costs. Getting the right insulated garage door will typically last for the lifetime of your home and increase your home’s value.  All these reasons make purchasing a new insulated garage door a great investment.

The amount of insulation you need can affect the desired material of your new garage door. For those without the need for an insulated garage door, a single layer of aluminum or steel can fit the durability, reliability, and economic requirements. Some examples could be a shed or detached garage that does not need to be heated, but for most other applications insulation provides too many benefits to do without.

Double layer doors, the next level in insulation, add an extra layer of vinyl-coated polystyrene insulation. Double layer garage doors are both durable and low maintenance. Vinyl-coated insulated garage doors will keep the heat you pay for inside your home or office where it belongs. It also results in quieter operation of the door itself. Double layer insulation is available in most door types, whether you choose steel, composite, or wood.

For those who require the greatest amount of garage door insulation, there is no substitute for a triple-layer steel door. The triple-layer garage door is the toughest, most energy efficient, and quietest option available. Due to the added layer of interior steel, you can achieve the highest energy savings possible. Besides the increased durability, the extra layer of steel also provides a more finished interior look. I hope this guide has assisted you in choosing the right insulated garage door for you!