Insulated Garage Door Options - What One Should You Get?

Garage door insulation has been a topic on many homeowners’ minds, this comes as no surprise with rising costs of living and household upkeep. Insulated garage doors ensure your garage keeps in as much heat as possible, to help you lower the costs involved in heating your home.


In this blog, we outline some of the insulated garage door styles available from Power Doors.

Sectional Garage Doors

Sectional garage doors rise vertically and split into several sections, made from thick insulated steel panels. This style of garage door is ideal for normal domestic-type garages.

Hormann and Garador amongst others offer great sectional garage doors in a range of sizes or with additional insulated fascia panels where required.

Roller Garage Doors

In most cases, it can be difficult to define a roller garage door as fully insulated, due to its construction. Roller doors are typically made with around 24 horizontal double-skinned slats, which all technically have a small gap between them to allow for flexibility.

However, there are real benefits to having an insulated roller door, like reducing energy costs by preventing heat loss, minimised noise levels and maintaining the integrity of temperature-controlled environments.

There are several factors that contribute to the level of insulation that can be expected from a roller garage door, like whether there are rubber or brush-type weather seals in the guides, a full hood cover for the roll, or how much overlap the door slats have to the side and the head.

diagram of roller garage door

Side Hinged Garage Doors

When it comes to most wooden side hinged garage doors, they provide a good tight fit which offers good insulation value. Timber itself is a good insulator, depending on the type and thickness of the wood used.

Side hinged garage doors are a good option for any garage that is mainly being used as an active space such as a workshop, office, gym or playroom.

diagram of side-hinged garage door

Up and Over Garage Doors

In most cases, optional insulation packs can be added with insulation boards to up and over doors. With these types of garage doors, the whole door panel has to move through the subframe when opening and closing, which means there is a gap all around the perimeter. Underneath the door can be insulated better with weather seals and door stops.

diagram of up and over garage door

Contact Power Doors

If you’re looking to insulate your existing garage door or want to upgrade to a better-sealed garage door, consider one of the above options. Speak to our team today who can help recommend a solution for your home, we offer free no-obligation quotes.

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