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The independent newspaper of the University of Iowa community since 1868

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How Do Insulated Doors Work?


You have rolling doors at your business that protect you from fire and theft. People may have told you that it is a good idea to insulate your garage doors. Insulated rolling doors can save you money and make you and your employees more comfortable.

Generally, insulation materials slow conductive and convective heat flow. It will keep heat in a space when it is cold outside and keep heat out of that space during the hotter months. It is a worthwhile upgrade to a warehouse or industrial garage.

The insulation is made out of foam. It is best to have a professional put in the insulation or to buy a garage door that comes with insulation already in it. If you do it yourself, you may use too much or too little of the insulation material. The insulation must be put in perfectly, or it may hurt the performance of the door.

Benefits of Insulation

There are many benefits to insulated garage doors. They work by making a space more energy efficient, private, and secure.

They Increase Energy Efficiency

Saving energy is good for the environment and your budget. If you have an energy-efficient building, you will be comfortable all year round without cranking up the heat or the air conditioning. Many communities give tax breaks to green companies. Not only will your energy bills be lower, but you will have a lower tax bill. Some people and companies prefer to do business with energy-efficient companies.

They Control The Climate of Your Building

Insulated doors will not only keep you more comfortable, but they can also help you store products more efficiently. If you have products that are sensitive to heat or cold, the insulation will protect them from damage.

Extreme heat can deteriorate almost any product. If you live in an area that gets exceptionally hot, insulation can protect both products and equipment.

They Make Roll-Up Doors Even More Durable

Steel roll-up doors can protect you from fire and theft. Metal doors can help contain fires and stop them from spreading. The doors are impenetrable, so no one will ever be able to break in. The insulation will only add to a roll-up door’s strength. There are insulation materials that are built to resist fire.

Your insurance premiums may go down when you install an insulated door. Insurance companies look for clients that have secure spaces that cannot burn down.

Sound Proofing

Any roll-up steel door is sturdy and will block out noise. Insulation will make a space even more soundproof. Warehouses can be very noisy, and people in the area around the warehouse may be disturbed by the noise.

If you have people working in offices in the same building as a warehouse, they may have a hard time concentrating if the warehouse is noisy. If customers visit your facility, they will stay longer and have a better experience if everything is quiet.

An insulated door can only make things at your business better. They will pay for themselves in savings on your energy bills, insurance costs, and the quality of your workspace.

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