How To Be Eco-Friendly With Your Home’s Garage Door
With growing concerns about the environment, it’s even more important now to be conscious about our environmental footprint. Finding ways to reduce our effects on the environment has big impacts when everyone does their part!
If you’re shopping for a new garage door, you have an opportunity to make your home greener. Below, we’ll give three tips on how a garage door can make you eco-friendly.
1. Insulate the Door
Every homeowner knows how important it is to insulate your home but may not realize that not every garage door is insulated. While you’re shopping for your new garage door, check out the specs to see if the door is insulated, or ask your contractor to check if you are unsure.
With an insulated garage door, your garage will stay at a steadier temperature throughout the year and can help lower your energy bills. This is especially helpful if you use your garage as an extra living space. Whether you’re watching TV, working on a hobby or just stepping into the garage to store something, you won’t be hit with air that’s too hot or too cold. In addition to choosing an insulated door, you can add extra weatherstripping and air sealing to make sure air isn’t escaping into or out of your home.
2. Choose Sustainable Materials
As you shop around for the right garage door, you’ll see that garage doors are made from several different types of materials. When you install your new garage door, you’re not thinking about when you’ll have to replace it again — but that is something to consider.
When you do need to replace your new garage door, do you know what happens to the old one? Some types of garage doors can be repurposed, and others don’t take as long to decompose.
3. Add Windows to the Door
Adding windows to your garage door will cut down on the need to turn on the lights in your garage. Whether you’re coming home from work or use the garage as an extra living space, you can rely on the natural light coming in from the windows instead of electricity.
Using less artificial lighting will result in lower energy bills every month, and it’s also better for the environment. With a decision as simple as adding some windows to your garage door, you can do some good for the environment while also enhancing the look of your home.
Contact Ole and Lena’s for Your Garage Door Replacement
At Ole and Lena’s, we have an incredible selection of garage doors for your upcoming replacement project. If you want to create a more eco-friendly garage, follow our tips.
Contact us today to learn more about our selection and services or to get started on the process of finding the perfect garage door for your home.