Whether you’re a homeowner or a business owner who is trying to save energy costs, if you have a garage door or overhead door, it’s important to understand what the R-value is and what it means.
By definition, the R-value is a measure of resistance to heat flow through a given thickness of material. The higher the R-value, the greater the resistance. To be clear, you want a high R-value when looking for a quality insulated door.
Overhead Door Company sells and installs overhead doors that lead the industry when it comes to superior insulation and performance. We’ll outline some of our top performers and their features for both homeowners (residential garage doors) and business owners (commercial doors).
Residential Garage Doors
Whether your garage is heated, air conditioned or not, a well-insulated door can keep the garage room temperature comfortable which is ideal if it functions as a workshop or other livable space. They also operate more quietly, provide added strength and have a more aesthetic appeal on the interior than a non-insulated door. Here are some of our top choices for insulated garage doors:
For premium construction and maximum thermal efficiency, a Thermacore® insulated steel door is the ideal choice. This series of doors feature our sandwich construction of steel-polyurethane-steel as well as between-section seals with thermal breaks to reduce air infiltration. With several panel designs to choose from, these doors offer design flexibility, durability and thermal efficiency that will help keep your home comfortable. This garage door has an R-value of up to 17.5.
Our Courtyard Collection features an insulated steel construction, and is fashioned to resemble the elegant wood designs of traditional carriage house doors. The result is you have the beauty of wood, and the durability of steel. These classic designs enhance the architectural beauty of your home. The Courtyard Collection has an R-value of up to 12.76.
Carriage House Collection
The Carriage House Collection combines the beauty of a wood carriage-house door with the durability of steel. These doors combine distinctive carriage house designs and superior insulated steel construction to create a harmonious blend of elegance and strength. You can customize the look by selecting from several paint or stain options, window styles and decorative hardware. The Carriage House Collection has an R-value of 10.
Commercial Garage Door
Advanced Performance Sectional Steel Doors
This commercial door is the solution for advanced performance in commercial and industrial applications where climate control, durability and ease of maintenance are primary concerns. This door system presents the most advanced thermal performance values published by any major U.S. manufacturer of a 3″ commercial insulated sectional door. It has an R-value of 26.
Thermacore® Sectional Steel Doors
This is a premier insulated sectional steel door, which is ideal for applications that demand the highest levels of thermal efficiency. It features an R-value of up to 26 combined with minimized air infiltration provides for superior thermal performance. It has thermal breaks to prevent cold or heat from passing through the sections. It also has a flexible bottom weather seal with a retainer, which lessens conductivity of heat and cold, minimizes air and water penetration, and accommodates irregular floor conditions. Lastly, it has a baked-on, polyester paint finish that eliminates field painting and provides long-lasting protection against the elements.
If you are interested in receiving a quote for a new door for your home or business, completed the Request A Free Estimate form, call or visit your nearest overhead door showroom!