A warm garage door primarily provides energy savings, and thus lower electricity or gas bills, as well as higher comfort of use. The garage is the “back room” of the house and garden, where we not only park the car, but often also store some tools, gardening equipment, camping or hiking equipment, sports accessories or our children’s outdoor toys. Whether stand-alone or integrated with the building, it needs to be properly secured. In this article, you will find 7 most important characteristics a warm garage door should have.
1. Warm sectional garage door panel
Each sectional garage door consists of several panels. The most interesting market proposal in this category is the INNOVO panel, which is 60 mm thick and infilled with the most effective thermal insulation material – freon-free polyurethane foam. It is impossible to mistake it for any other material available in the market, for instance due to 5-ply sheet bending at the hinge installation point, which contributes to the durability of the connection between the two elements. Together with its solid, closed structure, the INNOVO panel guarantees long service life of the door. It is the WISNIOWSKI brand’s proprietary proposal. The company has full control of the panel manufacturing process – from the moment of purchase of steel at the steelworks through to the packaging of the ready segments for transport. In-house production of the panel ensures full repeatability, which translates into the highest quality.
2. Low thermal transmittance factor equals energy savings
The lower the thermal transmittance factor, the better the result when talking about the energy efficiency of the products from the “sectional garage door” category. One of the lowest, and thus the most efficient parameters in the market in this respect is offered by the above-mentioned INNOVO panel, used in WISNIOWSKI’s UniTherm and PRIME sectional garage doors. The INNOVO panel’s heat transfer coefficient is U = 0.33 W/m2K.. For the entire door sized 5 m x 2.25 m, the U coefficient will be 0.95 W/m2K. This is one of the best results in the industry.
3. Proper sealing
Even the warmest garage door panel will not fulfil its function without proper sealing. A very good market proposal in this respect is a garage door equipped with a gasket package: a double-lip top gasket, double-lip side gaskets, and a bottom gasket with three prongs, thanks to which the door is closely seated against the floor, insulating the garage interior from the external conditions. WISNIOWSKI also offers an attractive – from the point of view of thermal insulation – additional option: a thermal seal and a finishing thermal seal.
4. User safety
A properly designed shape of the garage door panels – a shape preventing fingers from getting crushed – is responsible for the safety of its users. Peace of mind when using a garage door is also ensured by an integrated spring break safety device preventing uncontrolled movement of the door in case a spring should break. The safety brake prevents the door leaf from dropping in case of a cable damage.
5. Efficient automatic operating units
Today, a garage door opened with the use of a remote control or, more and more frequently, with an app, has already become a standard solution. It is worth checking whether the manufacturer offers integration of the drive with the product. The integrated drive unit is adapted to the leaf weight and size, and the door duty. Thanks to this solution, responsibility for the warranty on the entire product – a garage door with an automatic operating unit – lies with a single company. The drives offered by WISNIOWSKI were developed in cooperation with the global leader in the automation industry, SOMFY. One of the functionalities is an overload safety device – when the door encounters an obstacle, it will open automatically, protecting the user.
6. Quiet operation
Other elements of a good garage door: rollers with bearings, a belt instead of a chain in the drive unit track or vibration dampening bushes made of self-lubricating plastic, are responsible for its smooth and quiet operation. The listed solutions will work particularly well in garages integrated with the house. A garage door equipped with double rollers, a belt in the drive unit track, and self-lubricating bushes will not disturb the peace and quiet of the household members.
7. Design harmonizing with your property
A garage door should harmonize with the design of your home. WISNIOWSKI customers gain access to a broad range of models, structures, colours, decorative motifs, sidelights, and infills for garage doors. Thanks to the Home Inclusive collection, they can also choose other joinery elements – doors, windows, and fences, matching the whole in terms of style. Because WISNIOWSKI combines the best qualities – the best design and your satisfaction.