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Old 02-11-2011, 07:34 PM   #1
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does a well insulated garge door really make a difference as far as keeing a house warmer? i have a bedroom over my garage and my bedroom is freezing. the doors are old. would getting new doors make a difference?
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Old 02-11-2011, 07:37 PM   #2
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I have a bi level with bedrooms over the garage. We insulated the garage walls and used an insulated door when we built it. Seems like it helps a little but it is still a bit colder than the rest of the house. In my detached garage I have an uninsulated door and even with the walls and ceiling insulated, it doesn't hold heat very well.

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I have a bi level with bedrooms over the garage. We insulated the garage walls and used an insulated door when we built it. Seems like it helps a little but it is still a bit colder than the rest of the house. In my detached garage I have an uninsulated door and even with the walls and ceiling insulated, it doesn't hold heat very well.
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I noticed that the insulated doors helped keep the garage & shop warmer. But, I don't have the cold weather you guys have.
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With the weather in my area (Dallas, Texas), the big difference is with a west facing door in hot weather. I replaced a non-insulated door with an insulated door last August and it made a lot of difference. Lately, with temperatures below 20 degrees F, it didn't seem to help much.
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If your not going to heat your garage then don't bother with an insulated door it won't help much. If not heating garage then insulate the bedroom floor joists. I actually do this on heated garages because who keeps their garage at the same temp as house and it will cut down on noise transfer. This seems to work pretty well where I am and we see -30C regularly between nov to feb.
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I serviced a garage door in Blackhawk, CA where the concrete floor was self heating, amazing!
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I serviced a garage door in Blackhawk, CA where the concrete floor was self heating, amazing!
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The Gdoor can be a major source of heat loss through infiltration and convection. I built in the subarctic so things were a little more overkill but we always used something like overhead door 494

In my homes the boiler would keep the garage warm when it was -40 outside, no call for heat.

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