Living in Arizona, you may not think it’s that important how insulated your garage is. But, in truth, an insulated door is going to reduce the cold AND heat transfer into your garage. The less hot air in your garage means less hot air gets into your home, which means less money you will spend on cooling your home. It also means the cool air from your home that transfers into your garage will not escape as easily.
When checking on the insulation value of your garage, you will come across the “R-Value” measurement. But what exactly is the R-Value measurement? Well, the R-Value is the measure of thermal resistance to heat flow and it’s used throughout the construction industry. Most manufacturers will show the R-Value on their product as an energy efficiency value. It basically a calculation derived from the thickness of insulation and it’s chemical properties.
Essentially, the higher the R-Value rating, the higher amount of heat flow reduction. It’s important to note that an R-16 rating is not twice as efficient as a R-8 rating, it’s simply more efficient.
To understand more about R-Value rating and new garage doors, we encourage to contact the experts at Parker Garage Doors.