Garage Doors for Green Homes
If you are thinking about installing a new garage door, you may also be considering one that is environmentally friendly. There are several styles and materials that make a beautiful garage door and do not adversely impact the environment.
You may wonder how a garage door can be green. It is green because of the type of material used in construction, its longer life span, its ability to withstand extreme weather and it’s been designed to have a minimal environmental impact.
Eco-Friendly Wood Garage Doors
Attractive and stylish wooden garage doors may be manufactured from recyclable material such as discarded wood from mills, reclaimed wood from other constructions and wood harvested according to the Forest Stewardship Council.
The scrap wood used to make garage doors is specially formulated to resist moisture and the doors are better at withstanding weather than other wooden garage doors. Wax, wood pulp, resin and fiber are used, and the results will not crack, warp, rot or fade.
Your wooden garage door can be even more eco-friendly if you add insulation to reduce energy costs.
Eco-Friendly Metal Garage Doors
Composite steel is the most common material used to manufacture eco-friendly metal garage doors. These doors are very strong and last for years. They are not damaged by hail, humidity, snow or rain. They may be initially more costly than nonmetallic doors, they require less maintenance over their lifetime which reduces the cost.
Metallic doors can be insulated on both sides. In Orange County, single side insulation will extend the life of your door. A longer lifespan means less material deposited in a land fill.
Why Choose a Green Garage Door?
A new eco-friendly garage door will reduce your overall carbon footprint. It is manufactured with reclaimed and recycled material or sustainably harvested wood and the newer insulation helps reduce your energy costs.
If you want to sell your home, an eco-friendly garage door will increase its value and improve its curb appeal.