Insulated garage doors key to surviving Perth’s weather extremes

The 2014 Apealathon home in Manning featured the aluminium composite door by Garage Door Industries.
The 2014 Apealathon home in Manning featured the aluminium composite door by Garage Door Industries.

PERTH has shivered through one of the coldest starts to spring in 10 years, according to the Bureau of Meteorology.

Bureau statistics released last week revealed that Perth has experienced colder than average temperatures for every month from April through to September this year.

And with hot summer weather just around the corner, home owners are increasingly looking at insulated garage doors for temperature and noise control.

Garage Door Industries owner Mike O’Sullivan said the thermal aspects of insulated garage doors allowed the garage to be up to 20 degrees cooler in summer.

“This is especially important if your garage door gets direct sunlight in the morning or evening,” he said.

“It also works the opposite way in winter keeping the garage warm.”

The garage doors are made from galvanised steel and are built around a polystyrene 51mm core that works to insulate the door.

There is also a thermal break where the outer shell does not touch the inner core.

This means any heat or cold that affects the exterior is not able to transfer to inside the garage.

A further design aspect is the rubber seal around the edge, keeping out drafts and any entry of external temperature.

Mr O’Sullivan said these design aspects also helped to reduce sound – both noise from outside getting in and inside noise getting out.

“Say you live on a busy road, you won’t be able to hear the traffic inside the garage and vice versa, any noise from inside the shed will be contained which your family and neighbours will appreciate,” he said.

“The doors are also very smooth and quiet to operate with no creaking.

“Usually the interior side of garage doors look a bit messy but these doors are built to look as good on the inside as they do on the outside.”

For more information, visit www.gdiwa.com.au.