New Video from Overhead Door Educates Homeowners on Benefits of Insulated Garage Doors

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R-value, temperature control and quieter operation are all factors that homeowners should consider when researching insulated garage doors. Those living in climates with extreme temperatures will benefit the most from a well-insulated garage door.

Insulation should be just as important a factor in garage door selection as style and color, especially if you live in a region with exceptionally cold winters or hot summers.

Overhead Door Corporation, the company that invented the upward-lifting garage door, is educating homeowners about the benefits of insulated garage doors with a new video.

The video, part of Overhead Door’s Garage Door Selection 101 series, points out various features of an insulated door and how having an insulated door on the garage will benefit the homeowner. Education includes a brief summary of R-value, which is how the effectiveness of insulation is expressed – the higher the R-value, the more insulation a particular door has, temperature control and its importance in certain climates, and quieter operation.

“Insulation should be just as important a factor in garage door selection as style and color, especially if you live in a region with exceptionally cold winters or hot summers,” said Kevin Jones director of brand management at Overhead Door Corporation. “With the garage frequently being the primary entrance to a home and with living space often adjacent to the garage, keeping the garage at a comfortable temperature is a high priority for many homeowners.”

Overhead Door offers several residential garage doors with varying levels of insulation allowing customers to choose the door that best fits their needs. Overhead Door’s Thermacore line of premium insulated steel garage doors offers an R-value of up to 17.5, the highest level of any of the Overhead Door collections.

“With the extreme weather we’ve experienced across much of the country already this winter, selecting a door that will regulate the temperature of a home’s garage could offer homeowners a more comfortable in-home climate and that’s something we all can appreciate this time of year,” said Jones.

To learn more about the benefits of insulated doors, watch the Garage Door Selection 101 series, or find an Overhead Door dealership, visit

About Overhead Door Corporation
Overhead Door Corporation, based in Dallas, Texas, is a leading manufacturer of doors and openers for residential, commercial, industrial and transportation applications. The company has five divisions: Access Systems Division (ASD), which features the Overhead Door and Wayne-Dalton brands; The Genie Company, manufacturer of remote-controlled garage door opening systems; Horton Automatics, a manufacturer of automatic entrance systems; TODCO, the largest producer of truck doors for the transportation industry and Creative Door Services, Western Canada’s leader in providing door products and services to the residential, commercial and industrial markets. Overhead Door Corporation created the original overhead garage door in 1921 and the first electric garage door opener in 1926. Overhead Door now employs more than 3,500 people, has 22 manufacturing facilities, 78 regional sales and service and installation centers and more than 5,000 distributors and dealers that service national builders, national accounts, architects, general contractors and homeowners, as well as major retailers in the U.S. and Canada. Overhead Door Corporation is a subsidiary of Sanwa Holdings Corporation of Tokyo, Japan. For additional information, visit, our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter.

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