Garage Doors Upgrades
Replacing your garage door with a newer model is listed as one of the top 3 home improvements that give you the best return on investment. Adding an elegant entryway is just one of the reasons to consider a new garage door.
Newer garage doors have better seals and better forms of insulation than ever before, decreasing heat loss and improving your home's energy efficiency. When shopping for a garage door, the door’s energy performance may not be top priority, especially if you don’t heat your garage. However, there are a few reasons why you might be looking for a well-insulated, draft-free garage door such as, a good overhead door on an attached garage can keep the garage, and therefore the house a little warmer than a leaky door.
Secondly, since cars can be hard to start in sub-zero weather, homeowners in very cold climates, such as Calgary, even those with unheated garages may want a garage door that limits heat loss. Plus, If the garage is heated and used for vehicle maintenance or woodworking projects a well insulated and sealed garage door can save an enormous amount of energy loss.
To determine the thermal performance of a garage door, you need to know be able to consider the quality of the seal of the door, or the amount of leakiness, and the R-value or U-factor of the insulation for the entire door assembly. Calgary Retrofitters can help you to determine current heat loss and select a new garage door unit to fit your existing garage size, while decreasing air leaks and with the proper insulation to save on your electric bill and environmental energy waste. Not to mention, providing an eye-catching design element with all the modern conveniences available.