There are no bad reasons to insulate your garage door.
- Insulation offers temperature control, for both your garage and your home if the garage is attached.
- Steel backed insulation can make your garage door stronger and hold up better to wear and tear.
- Insulation is a great sound barrier. This is great if you live on a busy street, or if you use your garage for working, working out, or any other purpose.
There are some challenges to insulating your garage door to be aware of.
It’s a great DIY project for a handy person on the weekend. However, you have to keep in mind a few things…
It adds weight.
Adding insulation to your garage door adds weight. This means that your garage door system is affected.
When you add insulation, you have to check and adjust your tension on your torsion springs to help support the extra weight.
If the door is too heavy for the settings on your springs and the force setting on your garage door opener, they will work overtime and eventually break.
If you understand how your garage door system works, then installing insulation and making the necessary adjustments is easy.
If you aren’t so sure how to adjust the settings on your garage door system, then after installing the insulation, call a professional garage door company to make any needed adjustments so your garage door can operate safely.
Most garage door companies are also able to install the insulation for you. They are a great resource for what insulation is best for your door and your needs and can buy the proper amount to cover your door.
If you’re in the Houston area, give Perfect Solutions a call and we can get your garage and garage door insulated properly to help keep you cool in the hot summer and save on your energy bills!