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Posted by: admin on March 4, 2014
Whether you’re looking to replace your existing garage door now, in the next few months, or perhaps a year or two, one of the most important factors you’ll need to mull over is whether to choose insulated or non-insulated.
Now, the first thing to note is that a non-insulated door isn’t altogether devoid of any insulation. The material itself (e.g. wood, steel, and other options) will do a basic job of protecting your garage from the elements.

However, given how harsh the GTA weather can be – especially, it seems, over the last few years in particular – it’s our objective opinion that an insulated garage door simply makes sense on many levels. Here are the 5 key benefits that you should consider:

1. An insulated garage door will help lower your energy bills.
Though the weather can often be unpredictable, this much is for certain: energy prices are only going to go up…and up…and up! And that means insulating your garage door will help lower your heating bills in the winter (as less cold seeps in), and lower your cooling bills in the summer (as less cold seeps out).

2. An insulated garage door turns your garage into a work area.
Why are those lucky neighbors of yours able to enjoy the work area or “man cave” in their garage year ‘round? It’s not a matter of luck: it’s a matter of insulation! And even if you simply want to store and retrieve items in your garage, insulation makes a huge difference between a simple task that you don’t mind doing, to one that has you saying “there’s no way I’m going out in the garage in this cold/heat!”

3. An insulated garage door helps reduce noise.
Whether it’s airplane noise overhead, the engine roar of your neighbor’s classic muscle car, or kids playing ball in the street, the fact is that external noise often doesn’t stay external. An insulated garage door can dramatically reduce noise so that you aren’t disturbed while you’re eating, relaxing, chatting, sleeping…or anything else!

4. An insulated garage door can help improve your vehicle’s performance.
Vehicles are said to be in their “most vulnerable state” during cold starts, which for most people is in the morning. That’s because the oil has cooled from the last time the engine was running (typically the evening before), and needs a little while to reach operating temperature. An insulated garage door keeps your garage warm, which in turn means that your engine doesn’t have to work as hard to reach that level. The bottom line is better vehicle performance, less stress and strain on your engine and its various components, and a lower cost of ownership.

5. An insulated garage door can boost your home’s resale value.
While many factors determine your home’s resale value, the fact is that most home buyers want an insulated garage door (for the reasons noted in this article). As such, you’ll be able to build in some or perhaps even all of the extra cost in your selling price. What’s more, your house will be more attractive and have higher “curb appeal” relative to some other homes without an insulated garage door, which can further increase your selling price.

Talk to Us – We’re Here to Help!
Ultimately, the RIGHT garage door for you is the one that gives you the benefits and advantages that you want – and none that you don’t. And that’s why we warmly invite you to call us anytime. Our experts will be happy to explain the pros and cons of both non-insulated and insulated garage doors, and help you and your family make an informed decision that you’ll be happy with today, tomorrow, and for years to come!”
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