Why You Need Insulated Garage Doors

Fall is here and that means the air gets crisper, the leaves begin to fall and the temperature begins to plummet. Soon many homeowners will be reaching for the thermostat and turning on the heat. And if you want to keep your utility bills as low as possible don’t forget about one of the biggest doors in your home, your garage door.

Opening your garage door in the winter isn’t like opening your front door, your garage door is much larger and is usually open for a much longer period of time than other doors in your home. This is why having insulated garage door is crucial for keeping the heat in your garage & home during the cool New England months.

They will keep your garage warmer

It’s no surprise that when the weather begins to cool down so does the temperatures in your garage. But by installing insulated garage doors when the temperature drops below freezing you don’t have to worry about your garage getting that cold. In some cases, cars and other equipment that are stored in your garage door are unable to start if garage temperatures get too cold.

Helps with the vestibule effect

If your garage is attached to your home it will act and a “buffer zone” between your cozy homes temperature and the great outdoors. By installing insulated garage doors this buffer zone is able to stay warmer and in turn keep your home at a constant temperature. This way every time you open the door to the garage you aren’t being blasted with cold air.

Creates for quieter operation

Insulated garage doors don’t just help with keeping heat in, they also help with reducing noise. The insulation helps to reduce noise from the outside as well as keeps the door from rattling less during operation.

Now is the time to install your insulated garage doors, you’ll be happy you did come the harsh winter months. Contact Salem Overhead Door Company today to schedule your FREE ESTIMATE.

Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Old Garage Door

Your garage door should last you about 25-30 years if properly maintained. But often times you move into a home and do not know the last time the garage door replaced or maybe the previous owner did not take the proper care of the garage door significantly reducing its lifespan, or maybe you just think it is time for a cosmetic upgrade.

Here are a few ways to know when it may be time to replace that old garage door.

Speed

Have you noticed your garage doors significantly slowing down? It should only take a moment between hitting the opener button and your door beginning to open or close. If you experience a delay it may be time to have your doors examined by a professional who can tell you if it’s time to replace them.

Noise

Garage doors should run smoothly and quietly. As garage doors get older a number of factors lead to an increase in noise of operation. If you begin to notice an increase in how noisily your garage door opens or closes it may be time for a complete overhaul.

Appearance

Your garage doors are some of the most prominent parts of your house that make up a large part of your home’s curb appeal. If your garage doors are outdated and out of style it may be time for a replacement. Replacing your garage doors can is proven to provide a return on investment greater than many other home improvement efforts at the same time as improving your home’s curb appeal.

Breakdown

Are you constantly repairing your garage door? You can invest in replacement parts over and over but eventually, you will reach a point where is may be more cost effective to simply replace the entire system.

Bills 

Have you noticed an increase in your energy bills? You may be losing heating or air conditioning through and outdated and poorly insulated garage door. Now garage doors have an installation to help keep your heat or AC where it belongs in your home.

If you are noticing one or more of these factors with your garage door it may be time for a replacement. Contact Salem Overhead Door Co. Inc. today, one of our skilled technicians will come out to your home or business and perform a full inspection to determine if a garage door replacement is necessary.