Sometimes it can seem like the more we try to change things to improve our lot, the more we end up creating new problems for every one we solve. Modern garage door mechanisms are one example of this. Anyone who’s had to put up with older overhead garage doors in Ohio, the kind where you had to get out of your car in order to open, knows what a convenience being able to remotely open your garage doors is. Especially in winter, when you had to get out of a warm, comfortable car to brave the snow and cold to open a heavy garage door that was freezing to the touch.
For many of us, the noise that comes with the opening of a garage door is just part of it all, but just because you’re used to something doesn’t mean that there isn’t anything that can be done about it. As part of the process of making them more energy efficient, modern garage doors with polyurethane foamed in place insulation are a lot quieter than older doors, even ones with the older polystyrene insulation. The polyurethane insulation not only serves to trap the heat within your home, but it also absorbs a lot of the vibrations, i.e., the noise, that comes with operating the garage door mechanism.
Owners of similar Cleveland OH garage doors have also noted the doors’ ability to reduce the amount of street noise intruding into their homes, in many instances significantly so. For those of us with living areas above or adjacent to the garage, such as bedrooms, this can be a major consideration for installing new insulated and noise-dampening garage doors. Anything which contributes to both noise reduction and our homes’ overall energy efficiency is a great buy no matter how you look at it.
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