Garage door insulation is often overlooked when it comes to considering the overall insulation, energy saving and comfort of your home.

However, if your garage is directly attached to your home or you use it for more than just parking your vehicle, for example as a workshop, exercise area or for additional storage, then garage door insulation can offer great benefits.

Despite insulated housing products growing in popularity in Australia, many local homeowners still opt for hollow shell, non-insulated garage doors.

Let’s look at some of the reasons to consider garage door insulation and some popular insulated doors Pinnacle Garage Doors sells and installs from leading brands such as B&D and Danmar.

Why Insulate Your Garage Door?

Insulating your garage door can offer several benefits that make it a worthwhile investment.

Energy Efficiency: Insulating your garage doors helps to improve energy efficiency in your home. The garage is typically connected to the main living areas of your home and uninsulated doors allow outside air to seep into the garage and, subsequently, into your home. By insulating your garage doors, you can prevent heat loss during the winter and reduce heat gain during the summer, resulting in lower energy bills and a more comfortable living environment.

Temperature Regulation: An insulated garage door helps to maintain a more stable and comfortable temperature within the garage itself. This can be important if you use your garage for multiple purposes, such as a workshop, home gym, or additional living space. Insulation acts as a barrier against extreme outdoor temperatures, allowing you to control the climate inside the garage and enhance its usability year-round.

Noise Reduction: If your garage is attached to your home, noise from outside can easily penetrate through the garage door and into your living spaces. Insulating your garage doors provides an additional layer of soundproofing, reducing the amount of noise that enters your home. This is especially beneficial if you have children, work from home or live in a busy neighbourhood.

Protection: Many homeowners use their garages for storage, housing valuable items such as tools, sports equipment and vehicles. Insulated garage doors can help protect your stored belongings from extreme temperature fluctuations, humidity, and moisture. By maintaining a more controlled environment, you can extend the lifespan of your stored items and reduce the risk of damage or deterioration.

Increased Durability: Insulation not only enhances the energy efficiency of your garage doors but also improves their overall durability. The insulation material helps to reinforce the structure of the door, making it more resistant to dents, cracks and other forms of damage. This is helpful in areas prone to extreme weather conditions, such as high winds, hailstorms or intense heat.

Resale Value: When it comes to selling your home, an insulated garage door can be an attractive feature for potential buyers. Energy-efficient homes are increasingly sought after and an insulated garage door demonstrates your commitment to sustainability and cost-saving measures. It can contribute to a higher resale value and make your property more appealing in a competitive real estate market.

DIY Garage Door Insulation or New Insulated Garage Door?

Once you’ve decided on the benefits of garage door insulation the next consideration may be whether to DIY insulation on your existing door or invest in a new insulated garage door.

Your decision may depend on factors including your DIY skills, budget and the condition of your existing garage door. Here’s some points to consider:

Insulating Your Existing Garage Door Yourself:

  • Cost-Effective: Insulating your existing garage door yourself can be a budget-friendly option compared to purchasing a new insulated garage door.
  • DIY Skills: Insulating a garage door can be a relatively straightforward task for those with basic DIY skills. There are insulation kits available that provide materials and instructions.
  • Compatibility: Before proceeding with DIY insulation, ensure that your garage door is in good condition and compatible with insulation. Some older garage doors or specific door types may not be suitable for insulation.
  • Time and Effort: Insulating your garage door yourself requires time and effort. You’ll need to carefully measure and cut the insulation material, properly attach it to the door, and seal any gaps to maximise effectiveness.

Replacing with a New Insulated Garage Door:

  • Efficiency and Convenience: Purchasing a new garage door with built-in insulation provides a more efficient and convenient solution. Insulated garage doors are specifically designed for better energy efficiency and often come with higher R-values (a measure of insulation effectiveness).
  • Professional Installation: Installing a new garage door with insulation is typically performed by professionals, such as the technicians at Pinnacle Garage Doors. We have the necessary expertise, tools, and experience to ensure proper installation, resulting in optimal performance and longevity.
  • Aesthetics and Longevity: Upgrading to a new insulated garage door can enhance the overall appearance of your home. Additionally, it may come with improved durability and longevity compared to an older door, which can be beneficial in the long run.
  • Customisation Options: Replacing your garage door allows you to explore a wider range of design and customisation options. You can choose from various styles, colours and window configurations that match your home’s aesthetic.

Ultimately, the choice between insulating your existing garage door yourself or purchasing a new insulated garage door depends on your preferences, budget and the condition of your current door. If your garage door is in good condition and compatible with insulation, and you have the necessary DIY skills and time, insulating it yourself can be a cost-effective option. However, if you want maximum efficiency, convenience, and aesthetic upgrades, investing in a new insulated garage door with professional installation might be the better choice.

Best Garage Door Insulation for Your Home

Pinnacle Garage Door recommends and installs leading brands such as B&D and Danmar with garage door insulation options.

B&D: A leading garage door manufacturer, offers insulation options on all of its sectional garage doors. B&D’s insulation is a sleek, slim-line product that won’t affect the weight of your door and features an attractive backing. The insulation is a graphite embedded expanded polystyrene (EPS) which reflects radiant heat, dissipating its effect through the layers of insulation. It also provides an effective barrier against cold and assists with trapping warm air inside the garage during cooler months.

Danmar: Manufactures some of the most popular insulated doors in Perth, consisting of steel and polyurethane foam panels. The panels, called Thermopanels, offer up to 30% reduced thermal transmission, B2 European fire rating, noise reduction and quiet operation. See Thermofine, Thermorib and Thermoflat models.

Insulated garage doors are available in a variety of styles and colours, allowing you to choose a design that complements your home’s aesthetic. Ask about the best garage door insulation options for your home.

Improve Your Garage, Get a Quote

Insulating your Perth garage door can offer many benefits including temperature regulation, energy savings, noise reduction and increased door durability.

If you’re looking to improve your garage, opting for a new insulated garage door can make all the difference. Contact us to find out how we can help make your garage comfortable all year round with an insulated garage door.