Should I Buy An Insulated Garage Door?

Insulated garage doors are a great option when you're wanting to keep the cool air out and the hot air in during the winter months, and the hot air out and the cool air in during the summer months.

Insulated garage doors are measured by R-value.  R-value is defined as, "the capacity of an insulating material to resist heat flow. The higher the R-value, the greater the insulating power."  At Overhead Door Company of Lubbock, we have some of the highest-rated insulated garage doors in the area that are built with the care and quality that has made Overhead Door a trusted brand for almost 100 years. You may have some questions when looking for a new garage door and the if your asking whether you should get an insulated or non-insulated, you've come to the right place.


Do I need an insulated garage door in Lubbock?

Lubbock is known for it's wacky weather patterns and drastic temperature changes. If you live in a region of the country that has drastic temperature changes, an insulated garage door would be a great option for you.  If you live anywhere in West Texas, you know it's not uncommon for it to be 80 degrees one day and then drop down to freezing temperatures.


Are insulated garage doors only for cold temperatures?

Many people think that insulated garage doors are only for areas that experience extreme cold weather, but that's just not the case.  Think of it like insulation in your walls or attic.  In West Texas, we experience both extreme heat and extreme cold weather. In the winter, insulating our house helps to keep the warm air in and the cold air out. It's the transfer of heat that insulation helps to reduce. By getting an insulated garage door, it helps to normalize the temperature or slow down drastic temperature increases and decreases in your garage space. What's the point of parking in your garage in the winter if it's going to be just as cold getting inside your car as if it were parked outside?


Benefits of Insulated Garage Doors

Insulated garage doors have benefits besides just the insulation factor. Did you know that insulated garage doors are also quieter?


Insulated garage doors are quieter

In most cases, an insulated garage door is quieter than any type of garage door you'll get. A garage door is a large moving (usually metal) object that has many moving parts including hinges, screws and brackets. This means that noise is always a part of operating a garage door, but there are ways to limit the noise. One of those ways is installing an insulated garage door. Insulated doors are made with with a sandwich design 0f steel-insulation-steel. The foam insulation is shot into the sandwiched steel, which also binds together both sides of the steel. This makes the door stronger and keeps a lot of the steel in place when the door is operating, which in turn, keeps it from creating a lot of noise.


Insulated Garage Doors are Typically Stronger

More layers equals more strength when it comes to garage doors. If you hit a door without insulation, it typically will bend and dent more than a garage door with insulation. So not only does an insulated door help with the transfer of heat, but it also can help prevent digs and dents from the kids playing basketball or wall-ball on the driveway.


There's many reasons to purchase an insulated garage door but it's important you weight your options so you can be confident you're making the right decision. If you want to see a sample of what the construction of an insulated door looks like, you can stop by our showroom. If you have any questions, please, always feel free to give us a call to talk to one of our residential garage door experts.