In today’s world, homeowners are always looking for ways to make their home “green” and more eco-friendly. Even better, when these “green” upgrades also save money.
This post will look at some of the ways any homeowner can save money on energy and make their garage more environmentally friendly.
1. Use Recycled Materials
Wood and steel are the most durable garage door material options you can choose. They do well in a variety of temperatures. There are also a wide range of wood and steel garage doors to choose from. They come in all sizes and styles.
If you have a specific budget, have no fear. Since there are so many options on the market, finding a door in your price range isn’t too difficult. A door made of composite material is also an option, budget-friendly and great for the environment since they are made with recycled materials.
2. Insulate Your Garage Door
Insulation is a really easy and inexpensive way to go green and save money. It can save you a lot of money long term since the insulation regulates the temperature and helps keep the interior of your home hot or cold depending on the season.
There are also options to have a perforated garage door, which is great for warm climates, which allows more light and ventilation without compromising security or privacy.
3. Weather Stripping
An easy monthly maintenance task is to check your garage door weatherstripping for any cracks or tears. If you find any, replace them ASAP! The air in your garage will go to those cracks and counteract the insulation.
You can replace your weather stripping as a quick weekend DIY project, or give us a call and we can do it for you!
4. Insulate the Walls Around Your Door
Some homes have HVAC vents going into their garage. If this is the case for you, consider insulating the walls around your garage. Insulatoin and drywall will add a protective layer that will help to reduce your heating and cooling costs.
If you are already looking to purchase a new garage door or want to make some eco-friendly changes to your home, the 4 tips above are a great way to start. Look at doors that are made from recycled material, and invest some money in insulating your garage door and walls around it.
If you have any questions or would like a FREE estimate to put together a “green” plan for your garage, give us a call! 281-557-6351