When many people look at the energy efficiency of their home, they will be very thorough about how they insulate each and every section, often replacing older, ineffective windows and in many cases even looking for options such as under floor heating which can reduce bills and improve heat retention greatly.
However, since the garage is not a living space, many people forget that they might also need to address such an area if they want to keep their home energy efficient.
Whilst keeping heat contained in the garage may not be at the top of everybody’s to do list, a few simple changes could make a big difference, and for anyone with doors that join the garage to the house or have rooms situated above the garage itself, such a change can make a huge difference. As with the rest of the home, replacement doors and windows can make a huge difference, but it is the main garage door that is likely to need the most focus.
Older garage doors will have been produced long before energy efficiency was an important focus for homeowners and, as such, will usually not only be quite poorly insulated, but will also leave huge gaps for cold air to rush in through. In turn, garages can become cold and damp, and this can affect the items stored within them as much as it can ultimately reduce the energy efficiency of the home as a whole.
By simply installing insulated garage doors, you can increase the energy efficiency of your home a huge amount and, by buying a new well-insulated door, you are also likely to greatly improve the overall look of your home at the very same time, meaning that such an investment is one that rewards homeowners in many very important ways.