My garage door is in need of replacment. Im curious if I should replace it with a cheap non insulated one or a insulated one.. Your thoughts..
Yea the garage is insulated and sheet rocked. The hot water heater is in the garage (which will generate some heat). I'm thinking that if the garage itself is insulated and sheet rocked, it would be a waste if I didn't get a insulated door, right?Depends on your house...is your garage itself (walls, roof, etc) insulated? Do you have any air conditioning in said room?
The way the house I'm in is designed, the garage isn't insulated (as far as I am aware) and there is no air conditioning in it, nor the utility room between the garage and house (which includes the hot water heater, washer/drier, and a large freezer, all of which add significant heat to the small room). In THIS house, I'd say uninsulated door (assuming it's cheaper, as logic dictates, then the insulated versions); it just makes more sense.
Would never switch to an uninsulated door. No windows, I don't want anyone peeking into my garage. Also if you get an opener for it spend the money and get a belt drive.Insulated ... based on the rest of the garage being insulated. Plus you'll never regret making that decision.
Im in Reno, a rocks throw away from Lake Tahoe. Its very cold her in the winter time.I voted no because your in NV - I figure its warm there.
Here in OH I would/did get an insulated GD because of the cold and the fact I work out there quite frequently and tend to have the heat on quite a bit.