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How An Eco-Friendly Garage Door Can Help Save Your Life

The garage is sometimes used as more than just a space to house the car. Sometimes it doubles as a work room to tinker with tools to build or restore things. However, if your house still has that old door on the garage, it may not just be tampering with the attractiveness of your curb appeal, it could also be putting your health at risk.  Here are a couple of reasons to consider getting an eco-friendly garage door:

Energy Efficiency

An eco-friendly garage door has been found to be longer-lasting than regular garage doors, as the composite materials that are used to make the door are more resistant to cracking, splitting, denting or expanding, some of which can happen in the winter months. These are factors that can allow cold air to seep into the garage and subsequently into the home. The likelihood of maintaining energy efficiency from your eco-friendly garage door is increased through the insulation it comes with, which can give it an R-value of up to 12 or more

The likelihood of maintaining energy efficiency from your eco-friendly garage door is increased through the insulation it comes with, which can give it an R-value of up to 12 or more. This can be an added advantage in helping to keep the rest of the house warm as well and thereby decreasing your energy bills. You should also consider installing weather stripping at the bottom of the door.

Durability

Getting an eco-friendly door can help to save you that yearly problem of having to stain or paint the garage door, as some of the older doors require. Continued exposure to paints and stains is thought to be related to short-term issues such as headaches, nausea and fatigue, among other health hazards. Composite doors also come with a guarantee of not rotting or warping and this is a definite plus in also saving you from the problem of having to get the tracks adjusted due to the warped door. 

An eco-friendly garage door costs about the same as a regular door and can be had anywhere between $690 and just over $1000 depending on your location and the size of the door, a relatively small price to pay for the benefits that it brings into your life.  So, the next time you are thinking about replacing your garage door, consider getting an eco-friendly garage door. 

For more information on garage doors, contact a company like Plano Overhead Garage Door.


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