Proving the Value of an Insulated Garage Door – Consumer Review

Feb 18, 2014

We often talk about the impact a garage door has on a home's curb appeal. After a long, frigid winter, most of us are looking for climate appeal anywhere we can find it – including inside the garage.

Clopay dealer EZ Garage Doors & Home Exteriors in North Versailles, Pa. recently shared a Facebook post from one of his customers, who conducted his own field test to compare the performance of his new Clopay door with Intellicore® insulation technology to his original wood garage door.

Would the insulated steel door keep his garage 10 to 15 degrees warmer on a cold winter day like the dealer said?

Armed with a basic thermometer and a sheet of notebook paper, he recorded the temperature inside and outside the garage before and after the Clopay Intellicore door was installed.

Look at the results:

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Before and after: The garage is 20 degrees warmer during a bitter cold snap.

The dealer says the customer didn't doubt that the new garage door would improve the comfort of his garage – he just wasn’t convinced that the temperature difference would be so drastic, especially since wood has natural insulating properties.

He was pleasantly surprised and contacted the dealer with his findings.

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The garage door is located underneath the house with occupied living space directly above. The owner runs an accounting business from his home, so comfort and energy efficiency are important to him.

Intellicore insulation technology is available on many Clopay residential garage door models.

Watch Intellicore test videos.

Learn more about energy efficient garage doors.

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