While many people think their insulated garage door is saving them money on their energy bills, there are a few reasons they could be wrong. If you are looking into buying a new garage door, our team at Overhead Door Company of Charleston urges you to consider these features to be as energy-efficient as possible.
- Wood End Blocks– While many garage door manufacturers use steel end blocks in their design, this practice may lead to thermal bridging– a process that allows the heat of the metal to be transferred in and out of the garage. At Overhead Door Company of Charleston, we suggest doors that use wood end blocks that not only ensure your insulating material stays in place and your hinges are secure, but also prevents the temperatures from being transferred through your door.
- Door Joints– Another common practice of manufacturing companies is to attach the interior and exterior metal sheets with staples–again causing possible thermal bridging. Avoid this by ensuring your door contains triple-contact PVC and weatherstripping to keep the outer and inner panels from touching.
- Weatherstripping Does Wonders– When the temperatures drop, don’t let the function of your weatherstripping drop with them! To increase energy efficiency, we suggest doors that use a high-quality, double-lipped weatherstripping that remains flexible even in negative temperatures. The bottoms of these doors are lined with Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE) based weatherseal, which remains flexible down to -52℉.
At Overhead Door Company of Charleston, we make it easy for you to find the perfect garage door for your needs, and become as energy efficient as possible. For more information on our services, call us today!