When investing in garage doors, you want something you know is going to last. If you have a detached garage, you might want to just buy a regular non-insulated garage door. This is because you may only be using it occasionally. However, if your garage is attached to your home, then an insulated garage door would be a good investment.  

What Is An Insulated Garage Door?

An insulated garage door is a special type of garage door that has a foam-like layer in between two sheets of metal. Its purpose is to control the temperature inside the garage. The main difference between an insulated garage door and a regular garage door is that a regular garage door is composed of one thin sheet of metal.

There are two types of insulated garage doors; Polystyrene sheet insulation and expanding polyurethane which is "foamed in place." The difference between these two types of insulation is that a polystyrene foam sheet is cut and fitted and polyurethane is injected in liquid form and expands into foam.

There are a few factors that you should consider when deciding if you want to invest in an insulated garage door.

  • Climate – warmer climates tend to not need insulated garage doors because the weather is already warm.
  • How you use your garage- some people use their garage as a living space, or have a furnished attic right over the inside of the garage.
  • Budget – insulated garage doors tend to be a bit pricier than a regular garage door.
  • If the garage is attached to the house or detached

Even if you decide to go with a regular garage door, it's important that you understand the benefits of having an insulated garage door.

Climate Control

If you use your garage door as an entrance to your house, then you know that the garage is usually around the same temperature as it is outside. The good news is that if the weather is freezing outside, the inside of your garage won't freeze up if your garage door is insulated.

This is important if you use your garage as a living space or if you park your vehicles inside the garage. Freezing temperatures can cause your car not to start and can even damage any pipes you may have in your garage.


Have you ever been sleeping and you wake up to the sound of someone coming in the garage? Usually what causes the noise is the rattling of the door. Insulated garage doors absorb sound; therefore, it will reduce that loud noise from the garage that you're used to hearing.


Insulated garage doors have 3 layers; the front metal sheet, the foam in the middle, and the back metal sheet. Regular garage doors can get dented a lot faster than an insulated garage door since it only has one sheet of metal. An insulated garage door should last you at least 30 years.

To conclude, if you are looking for something affordable and you don't often utilize your garage, a regular garage door may seem like the better option. However, if you use your garage every day and want to keep the indoor temperature controlled, you may want to start looking for an insulated garage door for your home!

For garage doors, contact a company such as El Paso Door Company.