For most of us, the primary connection between the garage door and our electric bill is whether the door is left open or not. However, if you’re shopping around for a new garage door, you might be tempted to think that because two doors have the same R-value, or RSI, they offer the same level of protection for your home. That’s sadly not true. Look closely at each door you consider, and if you don’t see thermal breaks and high-quality weatherseals, it could mean that the door will cost you money over the long run.
If it’s time to buy a new garage door, you’ll need to know a few things before you start shopping. Below, we’ll cover some of the specific features that you need to see in a garage door to guarantee that you won’t be surprised by an increase in your electricity bill.