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6 Reasons Your Garage Door Isn’t Working

Top 6 Garage Opening Problems and Their Solutions Things have changed since the days of manually heaving your garage door open. The invention of automatic garage door openers provides a level of convenience that’s hard to beat. The ability to open your garage at the press of a button just makes life easier! With that […]

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What Does R-Value Mean When It Comes to the Insulation of a Garage Door Installation?

Thinking about installing an insulated garage door? Pay attention to the R-Value, a technical measure of the door’s resistance to heat flow. Essentially, it’s how insulated the door is. This can vary according to the type of material the door is insulated with. Polystyrene (Styrofoam) and polyurethane (spray foam) are the most common insulators. Polystyrene is inserted into the panels of your garage. It doesn’t have an exact fit and air can get inside. Spray foam expands and bonds to the surface. The beauty of spray foam is it provides a more exact fit while also acting as a sound barrier. Spray foams have a much higher R-Value. The higher the R-Value, the better the insulation. Look for doors that have an R Value of at least 12 to 18.