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Insulated vs Non-Insulated Garage Door

With all the options available, it can be hard to know which one is right for you.


A new garage door could make your home look like a million bucks and give an air of professionalism that neighboring homes don’t have!

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Pros of an Insulated Garage

  • Reduced Energy Costs
    • Insulation is the best way to keep your home cool during summer and warm in winter without increasing demand for HVAC systems.

    • In fact, an insulated garage door can make you even more comfortable because cold air doesn’t seep through into rooms like it would if there was no insulation at all!

  • Greater Durability
    • Insulated, multi-layered garage doors are a great option for those who live in areas that experience snow or extreme temperatures.
    • These types of structures can withstand hail storms and strong winds without tearing apart easily while still remaining lightweight enough so they don’t dent when hit by objects such as baseball bats!
  • Peace & Silent
    • Insulation is great at the absorption and it also helps block noise from the movement of doors, their openers, or even outside.
    • Newer buildings have heavier weight causing less vibration that would otherwise be present in older structures when compared with newer ones; this means you’ll hear fewer things going on around your home such as traffic sounds caused by cars driving past near an exterior wall where there’s no insulation installed (or if someone knocks on wood).
  • The Visual Appeal
    • Insulated doors look good and can be customized in various styles with different materials. Insulated windows are also available to make the home’s interior more appealing.
    • A buyer who knows about insulation might want their house because of this factor, but there is so much more that goes into deciding whether or not someone should buy a property.
  • Insulation Options
    • There are many types of insulation available for garage doors, such as polystyrene, and polyurethane.
    • The former can either be added to a door after installation or crammed under its layers in order to make it more robust; while the latter provides structural integrity with durability that lasts longer than just about anything else out there.

Con of an Insulated Garage

  • Affordability
    • An insulated garage door is significantly more expensive than a non-insulated garage door.


  • Maintenance
    • The door will not require any additional maintenance beyond a standard door. However, most doors are insulated after installation and it may be necessary procedures to protect the insulation from damages from holes or tears in this protective layer that can affect the performance as well as the appearance of both your home’s original aesthetics.

Pros of a Non-Insulated Garage

  • Save Money
    • Insulated doors are more expensive to manufacture because they have materials that help keep the interior of a building warm or cool, depending on what’s needed for each season.

    • Non-insulated ones may be low cost but come without any insulation so you need an additional expense there!

  • Easier To Install
    • The installation process for non-insulated garage doors is very easy and they come in many different sizes, so finding one that matches your specific needs should not be challenging.
    • Plus there’s no need to install any extra material since this type does not have insulation!
  • Weight
    • At some point, even the most well-maintained garage door will wear out.
    • Garage doors are not built to withstand the extra weight of an insulation install. If you have a garage door with springs and opener, insulating your home will likely cause problems that could lead both its spring system or operate at less than full capacity. 
    • Due to the increased loads on these parts during winter months when it’s cold outside but still extremely warm inside. This will cause Garage Door Spring Maintenance And Opener overtime to wear out faster because they’re constantly being expanded by heat while opening/closing gradually closer towards each other until reaching their limit.

Con of a Non-Insulated Garage

  • Loss in Temperature
    • The garage is often our home’s best insulation. If you’re storing valuables in there, make sure it stays at least 55 degrees Fahrenheit (13 Celsius) year-round with proper ventilation.
  • Noise Pollution
    • The garage door is the most important part of your home’s exterior.
    • Non-insulated doors will do little in preventing sounds transmitted through them; unfortunately, this means that if someone uses their space mainly during quiet times they might become frustrated with annoying street noise passing through hollow ceilings or floors.
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