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How to Keep Your Garage Warm in the Winter and Cool in the Summer

Garage Doors

Apr 2024

Maintaining optimal temperatures in your garage is critical for protecting your vehicle and personal belongings while ensuring they work correctly year-round. In the summer, extreme temperatures can affect your car's battery and other items like tools, equipment and paint. During the winter, a cold garage can impact your vehicle's performance, freeze liquids, damage tools and create uncomfortable working conditions.

Choosing a garage door that meets your home's needs is an excellent starting point for achieving peak energy efficiency.

Why Garage Doors Are Important for Home Energy Efficiency

Installing a new garage door with high-performance insulation can be an excellent way to stabilize temperatures in your garage. A well-insulated garage door helps keep the heat in during the winter and traps cool air during the summer. It acts as a barrier against outside temperatures, making it easier to maintain a consistent environment inside. While there are other ways to improve insulation in your garage — like adding weather stripping or insulating the interior walls — starting with a new garage door is often a practical and effective first step.

Keep Your Garage Warm During Winter and Cool in the Summer With Clopay®

Installing a high-performance door from Clopay® means your heating and cooling systems won't need to work as hard to keep your garage comfortable, leading to potential savings in your utility bills. We offer a comprehensive selection of insulated residential garage doors, including:

  • Canyon Ridge®: Our Canyon Ridge Carriage House 5-Layer garage doors feature 2-inch Intellicore® insulation with an R-value of 20.4. Other popular Canyon Ridge styles include our Canyon Ridge Carriage House 4-Layer, Canyon Ridge Modern, Canyon Ridge Louver, Canyon Ridge Chevron and Canyon Ridge Elements.
  • Coachman®: As another popular carriage house door option, Coachman garage doors feature insulation options with R-values from 6.5 to 18.4.
  • Gallery® Steel: Our Gallery Steel doors feature raised panel designs with grooved textures to maximize aesthetics. Gallery Steel doors are available with 1-3/8 or 2-inch thick Intellicore insulation constructions as well as 1-3/8" polystyrene or 1-5/16" vinyl backed polystyrene.
  • Bridgeport™ Steel: Bridgeport Steel doors combine the beauty of traditional designs with the durability of modern materials and one to three layers, offering R-values from 6.3 to 18.4.
  • Classic™ Steel: Our Classic Steel door line features raised panel designs with multi-layer construction, including polyurethane or polystyrene insulation options.
  • Modern Steel™: Modern Steel doors are among our most versatile line, with styles ranging from contemporary to mid-century modern. R-values vary from 4.4 to 18.4.

Find Out More About Energy-Efficient Residential Garage Doors With Clopay

Installing a Clopay insulated garage door can help increase your home's energy efficiency regardless of the season. Our professionals can help you choose the most practical and effective solutions that meet your functionality, aesthetics and budget needs. Visit your local Clopay dealer today to get started.

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