Being environmentally-friendly has become increasingly popular over the years, but being “green” benefits more than just the planet. Your wallet will thank you too.
There are many ways you can go green and save money, and arguably one of the most overlooked method is to change your garage door. Read on to learn how an environmentally friendly garage door helps the planet and your budget.
Lower Heating and Cooling Bills
When you think of sources of drafts in your home, you might think of windows or doors. Garage doors should make that list, too.
The cracks between the panels let in cold or hot air. These drafts affect the temperature of your home, and it can cause your heating or cooling bills to rise.
Here’s what makes green garage doors different from older models: they’re better insulated. Insulation is vital when it comes to energy efficiency. It seals up cracks so that air from the outside stays outside while allowing air to circulate so your home isn’t stuffy and unpleasant.
As a result of the improved insulation of a green garage door, your heating and cooling bills will be lower. You’ll see the return on investment of such a garage door quickly.
Some garage doors require more maintenance than others. Maintenance costs money.
Green garage doors are made out of composite materials, which means they’re a mix (as opposed to being from a single material such as wood). Composite materials don’t rot, warp, or rust. That means you won’t have to spend hundreds of dollars (if not more) on painting your garage door or replacing portions of the exterior because of weather damage.
Moreover, low-maintenance materials last longer. Many garage doors made of composite materials have long warranties, so you can enjoy them (and the savings) for years to come. That’s an important piece of information to keep in mind, especially when you’re going to sell your home. Before you sell your home, you’ll need to spruce it up, and the garage door is one of the things that will need upkeep after several years. If it’s not made of low-maintenance materials, you’ll most likely need to repaint it, or even replace parts. Purchase a garage door made of low-maintenance materials now and save yourself time and money in the future.
Less Expensive Materials
In addition to being lower maintenance, many composite materials are cheaper to manufacture. As a result, you pay less money to buy a new garage door.
A less expensive material doesn’t mean that a garage door will look cheap, though. Garage doors made of composite materials don’t look any different than those made of non-composite materials.
While some people associate eco-friendly with paying more for goods and services (such as organic food), it’s a money-saving choice for garage doors. They’re good for the planet, they’re good for your bank account, and they’ll look great on your home now and years into the future – that’s a win-win situation!