Garage doors often get overlooked when looking at home improvement projects. For many, a garage door serves one purpose: to keep people out of the garage and away from everything stored within it. While this is undoubtedly an important reason to keep garage doors in good shape, there are multiple benefits of upgrading your garage door, especially with insulation. With that in mind, let’s look at insulated garage doors and why they might be a good option for your home.

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Energy Savings

Whether you live in a cold or warm locale, chances are good that inclement and extreme weather of some kind will reach you eventually. Insulated garage doors help ensure that the inside of your garage remains at a fairly steady temperature regardless of external forces. This is especially important if you store temperature-sensitive items in your garage or if you have a door that opens directly into the garage from your house as extreme temperatures can quickly impact the interior of your home itself. Insulated garage doors save you money in the long run.

In Arizona, many homeowners choose to convert their garages into extra living space because for a good part of the year, opening the door and using the garage as a gathering place works great in our moderate weather. But when it gets really hot during the summer, and now as it is cooling off and dipping near freezing overnight even in Phoenix and nearby, an insulated garage door can help retain heat. In turn, your home stays warmer, and your belongings are not forced to endure extreme cold.

Enhanced Durability

Unlike single-layer garage doors, insulated doors are created specifically to stand up to harsh weather as well as wear and tear. They are often constructed with an aluminum or steel frame, offering a strong foundation for the solid-core insulation installed during the construction process. The result is a heavy-duty garage door that will last longer than uninsulated options and will require fewer repairs than cheaper options.

Less Noise

Finally, insulated garage doors are often much quieter than other options. This might not seem like a big deal when your door is new, but over time some doors can become noisy and disruptive, even with repairs and maintenance. Insulated doors are built differently, and their panels are less prone to vibration when in operation. If you want to learn more about how an insulated garage door could benefit you, give our team of experts at American Garage Door Co. a call today.

As a distributor of garage doors and related products since 1959, Phoenix-based American Garage Door Co., Inc. offers a broad selection of high-quality garage doors with the functionality, designs and accessories to complement your home. For more information contact us toll free at 866-541-3300, locally at 602-437-3300, or by email at