Green Garage DoorsIf you’re shopping for a garage door, you’re probably already aware of the financial impact it can have, but you may not have considered how your purchase can affect the environment. Perhaps you think all doors are equally eco-friendly (or unfriendly), but that’s certainly not the case.

When it comes to finding the right garage door, you can make choices that will lead to a positive impact on the environment, as well as your wallet.

 

If you look for the right qualifications, you can find a garage door that is less expensive and has less potential environmental implications. Let’s look at some of the issues you should be considering.

Insulation

This one may not save you money right away, but it’s worth looking into. Some added insulation on your garage door will cost extra. That being said, it’s not an expensive proposition.

Insulation will prevent hot or cold air from leaving through the garage door. This will allow you to use less energy when heating or cooling your home. Using less energy is always good for the environment, and your energy bill will be lower as well.

Weather Stripping

This prospect has a lot in common with insulation. It’s a one-time investment that will save you money long-term. Again, it will prevent air from escaping, which will allow you to lower your energy usage. As previously stated, lower energy usage will lessen the environmental impact, as well as help you to get a break on your utility bill.

Recycled Materials

You can find many inexpensive garage doors that are made of recycled materials. This will allow you to reduce the amount of waste in landfills and reduce the energy that is used to create new garage doors.

You don’t have to sacrifice quality, either. There are many garage doors made of recycled materials that function perfectly. They are ready to withstand extreme weather, and they provide security for you and your family. There really isn’t any reason not to go with garage doors made from recycled materials.

Insulate Your Walls

Once you’ve got a garage door made from recycled materials that is properly insulated and equipped with weather stripping, you’ll want to make sure your garage walls are properly insulated as well. An insulated garage door won’t do you much good if warm or cold air is able to escape through the walls.

You’ll use less energy keeping the area at your preferred temperature. This will lead to less fossil fuels being burned, which the environment is sure to be thankful for. It will also cost less money for you to heat and cool. Lowering your energy bill is a benefit that’s always worth considering

Green Garage Doors

Garage doors impact both your bank account and nature, but if you do your part, you can minimize the effect it has on both. You just have to take a few steps to ensure you have an inexpensive and eco-friendly solution.

Ben Haskins works for Overhead Door Co. of Clearwater, preforming garage door replacement.  In recent eco-friendly times, Ben has seen a lot more people who are interested in garage door replacement to go green rather than putting a temporary fix on what they have. People seem to be appreciating the savings – both in their wallet and the environment.

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