How garage door insulation could save you money in 2024

What if we told you that a simple upgrade to an insulated garage door could be the key to keeping your home warmer and your energy bills lower?

As energy costs continue to climb nationwide, an area of your home that often gets overlooked is your garage. If you’re considering whether or not your garage door requires enhanced insulation, speak to our team and we can help you find the best solution. Here are some of the benefits of garage door insulation:

Garage insulation increases energy efficiency

An insulated garage door acts as a barrier, keeping your garage warm during the winter months and cool during the summer period.

Regulating the temperature of your garage is particularly important when your garage is connected to your home. For example, with an attached garage, insulation ensures key areas of your living space (such as rooms situated above the garage, and hallways) are less effected by extreme weather conditions. Regulating the temperature in your garage therefore reduces the need for excessive heating or cooling and leads to lower energy bills.

Keeping your garage door insulated leads to enhanced durability

Insulated garage doors come with additional layers and reinforced materials, which make them stronger. They are more resistant to constant opening and closing, but also better withstand damage from weather, kids, vehicles and everyday use.

Additionally, insulated garage doors are more resistant to rusting, which is a common problem with many non-insulated garage doors on the market. Having a garage door with higher durability saves you money in the long-run, as it will last much longer than an uninsulated garage door.

Insulating your garage door provides a more suitable environment for storing your belongings

In the UK, many people use their garage space as storage, and an insulated garage door can help keep these items safe. For example, temperature regulation can prevent condensation buildup, protecting your belongings and garage floor from potential water damage.

Garage door insulation also regulates humidity levels, preventing excess moisture and minimising the risk of mould or mildew growth. This also saves you money over time, as you are less likely to need to replace stored items, or require expensive solutions to solving condensation or mould issues.

Using your insulated garage as a living space

With many UK homeowners choosing to transform their garage into an extra living space, insulation can be a useful tool in maintaining the correct temperature all year round. This can be especially important when using your garage as an office space or home gym, ensuring equipment stays well maintained and maximising the comfort of your living space.

An insulated garage door can add value to your home

The increased energy efficiency and enhanced features of insulated garage doors can add to the overall appeal and value of your house in the real estate market. Prospective buyers are willing to pay more for a property if it means saving money on their energy expenses in the future.

Insulating your garage door is not just about creating a comfortable garage space; it’s a practical and cost-effective decision that contributes to overall energy efficiency and home sustainability. Need more information on the benefits of garage door insulation? Our expert team at Broadmark Doors can answer any questions you may have.

 

What are the different types of insulated garage doors on the market?

So, you know the benefits of garage door insulation, but with various options on the market, you’re not sure which is the most suitable for your home. The best way to decide is by speaking to a member of our highly-knowledgeable team at Broadmark Doors, so they can provide you with advice tailored to your individual circumstances and requirements. Here is an overview of some of the options on the market:

Sectional garage doors

Sectional garage doors are excellent for improving the energy efficiency of your home due to their highly insulated door panels. Their high resistance to extreme weather prevents cold air, excessive heat, and water from entering your living space.

Sectional doors open vertically, meaning they don’t take up any space outside of your garage. This feature is especially useful if you have a small garage or need to park your car close to the door. Sectional garage doors are also the safest and most secure option. The panels are made of strong, tightly fitted materials, making them difficult to pry open.

At Broadmark Doors, our smooth and efficient German manufactured motors ensure our sectional doors are almost silent when operated. Finally, this type of garage door can connect to the latest command-and-control systems, allowing them to be opened or closed with the push of a button or even voice-command.

Modern-style sectional garage door

Side hinged garage doors

Side hinged doors prevent cold air, rain and wind from entering your garage, saving energy and protecting your house from unwanted drafts. Their aluminium curtain filled with an insulating foam core not only ensures higher efficiency, but also makes them quiet when operated.

Side hinged doors are an excellent option for those looking for a traditional design. At Broadmark Doors, we are pleased to offer a range of sizes, styles, materials and colours.

Traditional-style side hinge garage door

Roller garage doors

An insulated roller door helps regulate your garage temperature, preventing heat loss and contributing to energy efficiency. With fewer components and a straightforward design, roller doors typically require minimal maintenance. This can save homeowners time and money in the long run.

Roller doors are also extremely space-efficient, as they open vertically and roll up into a compact space above the opening. A roller door design maximises the available storage space, making it an excellent choice for properties with limited driveway, ceiling or garage floor space. An insulated roller door operates smoothly and quietly, ensuring a more pleasant user experience.

At Broadmark Doors, we stock a range of traditional-looking and modern roller garage doors, to ensure your garage perfectly matches the design of your home.

Modern-style roller garage door

Insulated vs non-insulated garage doors

Although insulated garage doors have many benefits, some people might decide a non-insulated door suits them better. Here’s why this might be a popular option:

Non-insulated doors are cheaper initially

The main benefit of non-insulated garage doors is that they are cheaper initially, which is useful if you have a smaller budget.

Although the difference in cost may seem appealing, having an insulated door saves you money long-term due to energy savings and item protection against extreme weather.

If you’re not too concerned about potential future costs, saving money on a non-insulated door could be beneficial.

An excellent option for a garage door without optimum insulation is the up and over door. At Broadmark doors, we offer a range of safe and reliable up and over doors to suit any home. If you are looking for a low maintenance, long-lasting door, we can provide the ideal solution.

Modern-style up and over door

How do I choose the right garage door for my home?

Choosing the right type of garage door for your home is important. That’s why it’s always essential to speak to an expert, so you can get the most out of a garage door that’s right for you.

At Broadmark Doors, we are confident that our extensive range of garage doors offer the best value for money in terms of quality, installation, and after-sales service in the West Midlands region, and maintaining these standards is our top priority.

Our Dudley based team are gaining an excellent reputation throughout the West Midlands area for offering exceptional service, great designs, reliability, and safety. This is evident through our growing number of customer referrals and customer reviews.

Why choose us?

  • Handcrafted in the UK
  • 35 Years Experience
  • Made to Measure
  • Professional Installation
  • 5 Year Guarantee
  • Dedicated Showroom

How we work

Ensuring we provide you with the best service possible is important to us, and that’s why we like to make the process stress-free and simple.

Firstly, we arrange a free survey to assess your personal requirements. You can request your free survey via our website, or contact us on 01384 889779 to arrange a time that suits you.

Once we have an agreed time and date, one of our professional team members visits your home, and provides a same-day quote.

We then install your new garage door at a time that suits you.

Our team are always on-hand to answer any questions you have following your garage door installation. We offer our customers superior quality and 5-star customer service from enquiry to installation, and beyond.

 

Summary

Garage door insulation is essential for ensuring your home remains energy efficient. Although prices are higher than non-insulated doors, you save money over time due to increased efficiency and protection of your personal belongings. You can trust Broadmark Doors to work with you to determine the most suitable garage door for your home, and provide you with excellent service throughout.

 

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