Insulated Garage Doors in New York Save Energy

Since 1945, Christie Overhead Door has been offering quality residential garage doors, commercial garage doors,  automatic openers and gate automation services to the New York Metropolitan and surrounding areas. We are natives of Brooklyn and service New York, New Jersey, Staten Island, and Long Island. We offer a full line of quality residential and commercial garage doors with an emphasis on energy efficiency. Insulated garage doors can help you save on energy bills in the summer and winter.

If you are in the market for insulated garage doors make sure you purchase and install your doors using a certified and professional installer like Christie Overhead Door. Insulated doors can be very beneficial in keeping down your residential energy costs. Typically speaking, many homes lose energy by leaks in and around their garage doors, windows and other openings. When you install insulated doors, you can substantially cut down on costs and protect any garage door items that you’ve been storing all year long.

You will experience a tremendous savings in your energy bills over the long haul. Protect your belongings by ensuring that humidity and cold never penetrate your through your garage doors. You can safely store even the most important possessions in a garage with insulated doors. You won’t have to worry about weather related problems or natural elements ruining those possessions during unexpected storms. Insulated garage doors are available in many designs and styles including steel and wood. When you want to add the beauty of a garage door along with the security of blocking out harmful weather and elements, insulated doors are the perfect choice.

We’ve installed countless insulated garage doors throughout Staten Island, Brooklyn and New Jersey. Since the weather has changes so drastically in the Northeast, homeowners seem very interested in purchasing insulated garage doors.  There is nothing better than having a beautiful garage door and saving on energy costs. At least that’s our opinion.


What Does Garage Door R-Value Mean?

The best selling garage doors will boast their R-Value. The R-value is a measure of thermal resistance used in the building and construction industry. Under uniform conditions, it is the ratio of the temperature difference across an insulator and the heat flux (heat transfer per unit area) through it or  R = \Delta T/\dot Q_A. The R-value being discussed is the unit thermal resistance. This is used for a unit value of any particular material. It is expressed as the thickness of the material divided by the thermal conductivity. For the thermal resistance of an entire section of material, instead of the unit resistance, divide the unit thermal resistance by the area of the material.

For example, if you have the unit thermal resistance of a wall, divide by the cross-sectional area of the depth of the wall to compute the thermal resistance. The unit thermal conductance of a material is denoted as C and is the reciprocal of the unit thermal resistance. This can also be called the unit surface conductance and denoted by h. The bigger the number, the better the building insulation’s effectiveness. AREN’T YOU GLAD YOU ASKED!!!!

What does this mean to the average home owner looking for a quality garage door. Here’s the break down. There are several factors that would make R-Value more or less significant. How often you use the garage door, what you use the garage space for, and how well the actual garage is insulated. As a professional Garage Door Dealer its our job to survey and assess the over-all importance of purchasing a garage door with R-Value.  Don’t stress, it will be the one of the easier decisions in the whole process because it will save you money over time.

Christie Overhead Door located in Staten Island, NY has been providing residential and commercial garage doors, automatic garage door openers,  gate automation services and garage door repairs in Brooklyn, New Jersey and Long Island since 1945.


Does Your Garage Door Company Have A License And Insurance?

It’s super important that your garage door company have a license and insurance.  Three local contractors were arrested on Staten Island for performing work without proper HIC Licensing. That’s only one story we heard in the news. Homeowners have told us horror stories about fly-by-night garage door installers they have worked with before contacting us. It can be a true nightmare hiring a garage door company that’s not licensed and insured in the state where you live.

It’s a good idea to ask a garage door company for licensing and insurance credentials before performing any work.  Additionally, it’s a must to ask for a Certificate of Insurance from any company that does work on your home.  This is your right as a homeowner and obligation to ensure that you are doing business with a qualified garage door company. The reason why a professional garage door company needs to charge a little more is because insurance and licensing are part of the costs of doing business. The fees for insurance and licensing are minimal but it’s worth the investment to protect our customers.

As a consumer, it’s advisable that you consider licensing and insurance in your decision to choose a garage door company.  Companies that have an actual place of business and a good online reputation are definite considerations. It’s very easy to check out a company on Google, Yelp or Angie’s list before doing business with them.  You have the most powerful resources at your fingertips today to obtain valuable information about garage door companies online. Use your iPhone, Tablet, or computer to invest garage door companies before making a decision.  Doing a little online research could save you from spending thousands of dollars unnecessarily.  It may help you avoid worse. Having to chase down an unlicensed, fly-by-night contractor that charged you a little less and then disappeared is no fun. Purchasing a garage door from a licensed and insured garage door company and operating your garage doors with ease or automatically is much more fun!