On Track Overhead Doors

Why Have an Insulated Garage in Your Joliet Home?

Posted in: Garage Doors


If you own a garage, chances are you put it to good use. Garages are fantastic home additions as they provide safe shelter for our vehicles as well as storage space. The thing is, most garages in in our area are attached to the house. Ever notice how your garage is always really hot in the summer and cold in the winter? The steel and concrete tend to absorb those extreme temperatures. However, being directly attached to your home means the temperature conduction is going to drain your HVAC system, causing a reduction in energy efficiency. This is one reason among many that having an insulated garage door is advantageous.

If your garage is insulated, it will stop being a drain on your HVAC system, making it easier to cool a warm home and warm a cold one. This also helps with the performance of your vehicle. Notice that in extreme cold weather it can be difficult to start your car? If there is an insulation barrier, the temperature inside the garage stays at a more even level and that will enable your vehicle to not suffer temperature related problems.

Another advantage to having an insulated garage door is the noise reduction. Many people in today’s DIY age utilize their garage as a workshop space. While this is an excellent way to utilize the space for the homeowner, many neighbors may not appreciate the sound of power tools at any time of day. Insulated doors provide an effective barrier to the sound, reducing it dramatically.

Did you know that having an insulated garage door will also increase your property value? Turns out that insulated home elements are sought after features. Aside from the insulation properties, these garage doors are far more durable than other types of garage doors. The multi-layered insulated design creates a steadfast door that can withstand brutal hail storms, stray neighborhood baseballs, pets and other animals and many more potentially damaging but totally normal daily hazards.

If you are considering upgrading your garage with an insulated garage door, you should contact a local certified garage door professional. Many companies specialize in remodeling and can do garages, but for the best results you need to contact an actual garage door specialist. One can be identified with an internet search. Make sure that the candidate you choose gives you access to referrals and testimonials and happily provides you with a free estimate. Then, enjoy the benefits of what an insulated garage door can do for your home.

If you are looking for a Garage Door Repair Company in the Joliet area, please call On Track Overhead Doors Inc at 815-723-1200 or fill out our online request form.