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Can My Garage Door Have an Impact on my Electric Bill?

Can My Garage Door Have an Impact on my Electric Bill?

When you were a child, if you forgot to close the front door, your parents may have asked you whether you were trying to cool the entire neighborhood.

(You’re laughing a little bit right now because you’re remembering at least one, if not more than one occasion where this happened.)

Now that you’re an adult, you’ve become more aware of the types of things that have an impact on your monthly heating and cooling bill.  If you leave the central AC on while you’re on vacation, you’re bound to suffer the consequences when you get your next invoice from the electric company.

If you have the AC on, and the door from your home to the garage, and your garage door are open, you’ll have similar problem.

And while most local homeowners are aware of how open windows and doors can have an impact on their electricity bill, they don’t realize that the type of garage door they have can have an impact, too.

The skinny

If you’re currently in the market for a new garage door there are several things, you’ll want to keep in mind.

First, be sure to ask the garage door install technician about the types of weather stripping that’s available for the garage door you’re interested in.  Some types of weather stripping become very hard during the winter, which can leave it vulnerable to failure.

You should also ask the garage door technician about the types of door section joints he’ll be using during the install. Some garage door companies use metal stables to connect the interior and exterior door pieces.

Although staples are durable, they will transmit heat.

Finding the best garage door to meet your needs

When it comes to choosing a new garage door there are many things you’ll want to factor into the decision.

You’ll want to choose a make and model that works within your budget. You’ll want to choose a design that works with the exterior of your house. Lastly, you’ll want to find a garage door that has superior weather stripping, seals and one that’s going to keep the cold air outside in the winter, and the warm air outside in the summer.

Remember, there isn’t a one-size fits all solution. The best thing you can do if you’re in the market for a new garage door for your Colorado Springs home, is to schedule a time for a trusted garage door replacement technician to come to your home to provide you with an estimate.

During that meeting, you can discuss what your goals are for your new garage door, and from there, the technician can provide you with some recommendations.

Full-service garage door company in Colorado Springs

Whether you’re in the market for a new garage door today or you’re simply doing some research for a replacement you intend to do in the future, we can help.

Call Above the Rest Garage Door Repair today at 719-499-0491 to get started.


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