Best Insulated Garage Door?

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  1. todbnla

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    Since we are about done on our 2nd garage I have been trying to find an insulated 12X7 garage door. A local dealer quoted less than $600 for this brand installed but the real thing that caught my attention was that it has an R factor of over 9! Anyone heard of these doors before? I look at most of the big brands like Clopay and most at best is like an R factor of 6 (insulated)


    www.midamericadoor.com
     
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    Just curious...did you insulate the walls too?
     
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    You need an insulated garage in New Orleans?
     
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    Well, its going up in the shape of a garage for eventual resale value but to be honest, since we already have a 2 car on the house, this one will be insulated, sheet rocked and air conditioned and used as a play room (read: home theater hideout for the man of the house!)as I live with 4 women [​IMG]

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    Ah, HA! Smart man.

    You might consider going with a regular door, then simply building a false, temporary wall on the inside of it. That will likely provide a much better air seal, anyway.

    Nice yard. I'd like to have a yard, as opposed to a 1/10 acre postage stamp. Land is upwards of $100k/acre here, these days.[​IMG]
     
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    I agree, that's a lovely yard.

    cheap and easy? get a normal metal door and get some insulated foam panels from home depot.
     
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    Thanks for the kind words about the yard, I have spent in the area of $10k just for fill, sod, and lot prep to build this "HT" garage, this lot is 1/2 acre and these sold for $40k, they had three left on 11/03, on 1/04 they were all sold and re-selling for $75k OBO so were in line with Orlando. [​IMG]

    I am actually thinking of just not adding a garage door at this time and framing up a 12x7 panel of removable wall and stick it in place until it will be used as a garage and not a play room.
     
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    That's a better idea. I didn't think of that.

    The real estate market is just getting depressing to me, in spite of the fact that I already own a home, and have for 10+ years. The costs have just gotten out of hand. Movin' on up? Fuggetaboutit.
     
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    Same her in St. Augustine....I wanted to move back to the beach but there's no way on my pay....[​IMG]
     
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    All done but the garage door or temp wall now...
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