Calgary gets cold, really cold. In case you’ve forgotten the chill of winters past, the average high temperature last January was -0.9 ° C. So if you’re thinking about ways to stay warm this winter, now’s the time to take action. You can get started by finding out how much of an impact insulated garage doors have on your home’s temperature and what you can do about it. These are our top tips for installing the best-insulated garage doors Calgary has to offer.
The Benefits of Garage Insulation in CalgaryInsulated garage doors are an essential choice for Calgary homes and can significantly increase your garage’s insulation and keep energy costs low. They’re available in various styles to suit your home’s design and several materials suitable for the harsh Alberta climate. No matter where you live, there are many benefits of installing insulated garage doors.
Energy Saving Benefits of Insulated Garage DoorsMost people overlook their garage as a significant source of energy loss. After all, they aren’t generally considered a part of the house. Yet, garage doors often share a door with your home or have a room above them that’s attached to the main house. What’s more, garages aren’t built with the same attention to gaps and leaks as your living spaces are. So, they’re often the least energy-efficient part of any home. It’s easy for the cold air that leaks into your garage to filter in under your home’s doors or to rush in when you enter and exit your garage via an interleading door. When you restrict the access of cold air into your garage, you limit the amount of cold that seeps into your home. That means you’ll use less energy keeping your home’s interiors warm. Studies have shown that thermal insulation can reduce heating & cooling power consumption by up to 54%.
Insulated Garage Doors Are Extra DurableManufacturers build insulated garage doors differently from traditional garage doors to ensure they retain heat. They usually have a steel or aluminum frame and solid-core insulation sandwiched between single or dual steel panels. This makes them twice as strong as single panel doors and less likely to dent when bumped or to warp in strong winds.
Insulated Garage Doors Protect Items Stored in the GarageMost people store hardware materials like paint in their garages, but its primary purpose is to protect our cars from the elements. Temperatures below 0 degrees Celsius are harmful to cars in several ways. For instance, cold temperatures cause:
- Shorter battery life
- Low air pressure in tires
- Unreliable spark plugs and wiring
- Thickened brake, transmission, and engine fluids