Public Relations Manager
CINCINNATI -- Residential garage door manufacturer Clopay is adding a 2" thick polyurethane insulation option to its Coachman® Collection steel and composite carriage house style garage door line, doubling the thermal protection offered by the current polystyrene insulated model.
The “sandwich” constructed door features environmentally safe, CFC-free, polyurethane insulation foam injected between two layers of heavy gauge steel with a thermal break. The R-value is 18.4. Insulated windows with Low-E glass are also offered.
In addition to increasing the thermal performance of the door, polyurethane insulation adds strength and rigidity to the door panels, which helps reduce noise and minimize dents.
Replacing an older garage door with a new, energy-efficient model can reduce energy loss through the garage by up to 71%, according to a comparison study conducted by Clopay engineers.
“Since attached garages share up to three common walls with the house, any hot or cold air that travels through the garage will ultimately affect the adjacent living areas,” says Mark Westerfield, P.E., Director of Product Development for Clopay. “An insulated garage door can help stabilize temperatures in the garage to reduce heat losses or gains.”
Depending on the specifics of the home, a well insulated door can help keep an unheated garage 10 to 20 degrees warmer on a cold winter day. “That can have a significant impact on the comfort of family rooms or bedrooms located next to or above the garage,” adds Westerfield.
The Coachman® Collection mixes old world charm with modern technology to provide a low-maintenance alternative to wood carriage house style garage doors.
The doors replicate historical, swing-out carriage house door styles but operate with the convenience of an automatic overhead opener. Fifteen models in four paint colors with optional windows and decorative hardware are available to complement a variety of architectural styles.
Steel carriage house doors are a popular alternative to traditional wood doors because they are durable, insulated and won’t rot, warp or crack, eliminating the ongoing surface maintenance wood doors require.
Coachman® Collection doors are available with Clopay’s built-in WindCode® reinforcement system for homes located in coastal and high wind areas.
For more information, visit http://www.clopaydoor.com/coachman.aspx.
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