Why You Should Read the Boring Stuff When Buying a New Garage Door

If you’ve researched new garage doors at all, you’ll find a little descriptor that mentions “R-Value.” This is the point in the story where most people’s eyes glaze over with boredom. However, if you’re buying a new garage door, you may want to read a short blurb about what R-Value is.

For all the science-haters:

The higher the R-Value on a garage door, the more it stops heat from entering or exiting your house. 

For all the science nerds:

R-Value is the measure of thermal resistance. The R-Value will help with conductive, convective, and radiative heat transfers but doesn’t account for the radiative or convective properties of the material’s surface.

R-Value is extremely helpful when buying a new garage door, but there are a couple other factors to consider – the overall fit of the garage door on your home (we’ll make sure it fits perfectly!) and door insulation. Garage door insulation comes in two forms when buying a garage door. Polyurethane (the foam stuff that expands into every crevice) and polystyrene (the foam sheets that are helpful but not quite as awesome). Our garage door manufacturer Clopay has a great video below you can watch to get some more knowledge! Plus, you can check out why Clopay’s Intellicore technology will rock your socks off when you go to buy.

If you have any questions or concerns about finding the right garage door for your home, or perhaps you want some help deciding between some new garage doors, feel free to give us a call or stop by our showroom near Worthington. We’d love to help! We do new garage door installs in Gahanna, Hilliard, Worthington, Upper Arlington, Clintonville, Grandview, Pataskala, and so many more places in and around Columbus. We’ve been doing this for a long time, and we’d love to earn your business!

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