A commercial garage door is an enormous piece of equipment that acts as a barrier between your business and the elements outside. If you’re having a new overhead door installed, you may want to consider whether you’d like to purchase one that’s insulated. There are plenty of options, including single, double and triple insulation for added protection. Let’s take a look at some of the benefits to buying an insulated garage door so you can decide whether it’s worth the extra cost for your company.
Garages are known for being chilly in the winter and unbearably warm during the summer months. Many businesses use their garage spaces as work spaces, and employees spend long hours working in them. Colorado weather can be unbearable, and it’s important to consider the comfort of your employees. Additionally, you’ll want to protect any equipment that’s stored in the garage. An insulated overhead door will ensure that your garage remains at a reasonable temperature, and it’ll keep the frigid winter air outside where it belongs. In fact, it will keep your business temperature under control as well, since the garage acts as a vestibule to the interior office space.
Lower Energy Bills
Since an insulated garage door helps to regulate temperatures inside the garage, it also helps keep the interior of your office space at a controllable temperature. That means your HVAC system won’t have to work as hard to keep your building cool or warm, no matter what extreme weather events are occurring outside. An insulated overhead door may cost more up front, but you’ll certainly save money each month on your energy bill, and that adds up over time. You’ll especially notice an increase in energy savings during the winter months, when the temperatures drop below freezing.
Single-layer garage doors are very large, but thin barriers, and they let a lot of air pass between the interior of your garage and the outside space. Insulation adds a thick layer of protection that keeps extreme temperatures from affecting your garage workspace. This gives your HVAC system a break, making it a much greener strategy for keeping your interior space at a constant, comfortable temperature. Insulation will last many years, causing no environmental harm as it protects your interior from the elements outside.
Insulated overhead doors are built much differently than those that are single-layered, no matter whether they’re designed for a home or commercial building. They’re constructed with multiple layers of tightly packed insulation and steel, making the garage door much more durable. Commercial garage doors are used often, and are likely to be damaged by vehicles and equipment, causing dents and other imperfections. An insulated door is less likely to have detrimental damage than a single-layer door and its life-span is likely to be much longer.
Although it may not be a deciding factor, it is important to note that an insulated garage door is far less noisy than one that’s not insulated. The tightly packed layers of insulation and steel ensure that the panels don’t vibrate as the door opens and closes along its track. They’re also much heavier than single-layer doors, and their sturdy design makes for smoother — and quieter — operation. They’re also great at keeping noise outside from entering the garage, which is beneficial in a work environment that has a lot of loud activity outside.
If you’re considering purchasing a commercial garage door, we can help. Our experts at Gold Label Door can assist you in finding the best overhead door for your business, and we’ll make sure it’s installed properly. Contact us today with any questions and to get started on your order.