Garage Insulation – Is it Really Necessary in Southern California?

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Temperatures throughout Southern California tend to average around 70 degrees year-round forcing many homeowners to question whether or not garage insulation is really necessary when purchasing a new garage door.  Most associate garage insulation with keeping heat in and keeping the cold out, but there are several other functions of garage insulation you should consider before purchasing new garage doors, here’s a few:

Garage Insulation Saves Energy & Money

While temperatures throughout Southern California do average around 70 degrees in any given year, there are still times in the winter when you want to keep the heat in and in the summer when you want to keep the cold air from the air conditioning system within the house. Being the largest opening in the house, garage doors tend to be the main culprit in allowing air to flow from inside the house to outside. This air flow loss forces air conditioners and heaters to work overtime in keeping your home temperature appropriate. The addition of garage insulation limits the air flow and thus reduces the amount of energy needed.

Garage Insulation Reduces Noise

Garage insulation provides an effective sound shield from exterior noises entering the house and from internal noises traveling outside. So, if your kids decide they want to start a band after school, a properly insulated garage door could provide the necessary deterrent from neighbor complaints.

Garage Insulation Provides Structural Reinforcement

Insulation makes your garage door stronger.  Over time, the opening and closing of a garage door tends to cause sagging, bending, and oftentimes ripping of the garage door panels.  An insulated garage door prevents this from happening and can drastically extend the life of a garage door.  Also, by adding an additional layer to your garage door, it usually moves more smoothly and with less noise than a standard non-insulated garage door.

If you are interested in learning more about the pros and cons of installing an insulated garage door don’t hesitate to give us a call at 1-800-893-1107.

 

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