metal garage doors? The type of metal garage door that is best
for your home will vary based on several factors. Madden Door & Sons has
you covered, offering a wide selection of galvanized steel garage doors to meet
your requirements, budget and preferences.
Tips for Choosing Metal Garage Doors for Your Home
garage door options, including steel overlay carriage garage doors, come in thicknesses ranging from 1-2 inches
and are available with or without insulation. What’s the difference? Their
construction impacts performance:
- 1-layer doors:
Our 1-layer doors feature a single sheet of molded steel, typically around 2 inches thick for structural stability. These doors are a good choice for unheated garages or sheds where noise and climate are not a concern.
- 2-layer doors:
Our 2-layer doors include a panel of polystyrene (Styrofoam) insulation covered by a rigid sheet of styrene for fire resistance.
- 3-layer doors:
Our 3-layer doors feature two sheets of 1 to 2-inch stainless steel with polystyrene or polyurethane insulation sandwiched between them.
Choosing Between Polystyrene and Polyurethane Insulation
foam insulation is a superior choice if you’d like to reduce noise and heat
infiltration. It’s also better for homes exposed to strong winds, and for those
frequently leaving the garage door open. Why?
polyurethane offers twice the performance of polystyrene. It adheres to the
walls of the door, swelling to fill even tiny spaces. Forming dense, closed cells
it will improve the thermal resistance of your garage door. The rigid
composition of polyurethane insulation also imparts added tensile strength, providing
twice the resistance of a garage door of similar thickness insulated with
polystyrene.What type of metal garage door is best for your Livermore,
Pleasanton, Walnut Creek, Vallejo, Richmond, Moraga, Lafayette, or Berkeley
home? Call 925-208-4907 and talk to a
garage door specialist at Madden
Door & Sons to learn more.