Although the official start to winter is still a month away, much of the country is already experiencing winter-like temperatures and will be for the next several months. If you haven’t already, now is the time to think about ways to increase your home’s thermal efficiency.
A great place to start is with your home’s garage door, which is opening and closing several times a day, essentially acting as a front door for many families. In most homes, the garage door is not only your house’s largest single opening, but it also borders living space, like a family room or bedroom, where temperature-controlled comfort is a must.
So how do you improve thermal efficiency? For starters, install an insulated garage door. For homeowners living in climates with the most severe temperatures, making a decision based on R-Value is of the utmost importance. The R-value is a standard of measurement in thermal efficiency. The higher a product’s R-value, the greater it’s insulating properties. The greater a garage door’s insulating properties, the better it will be at not only keeping out cold in the winter, but also heat in the summer.
If you’re looking for premium construction and maximum thermal efficiency, a Thermacore® insulated steel door from Overhead Door is the ideal choice. This is because Thermacore-constructed models feature a continuous layer of foamed-in-place polyurethane insulation sandwiched between two layers of rust-resistant, corrosion-resistant steel. For additional thermal efficiency, Thermacore doors feature thermal seals in-between each section, which provides further protection from heat loss.
Overhead Door’s Thermacore® doors not only feature superior thermal construction, but they’re beautiful too. Each features wood grain embossment in a standard or flush panel design. The doors are also available in a variety of colors to match your home. If you are looking for further design options or prefer the look of a carriage house door, consider the Courtyard Collection®, which includes a Thermacore interior. To get an idea of the Thermacore and Courtyard Collection options available from Overhead Door, and to see how one will look on your actual home, visit our DoorView™ Design Center.