Wayne Dalton Garage Doors
Wayne-Dalton offers several ways to provide storm protection for your home. Many of our popular garage doors are windload-rated and impact resistant. In addition, Fabric Shield™ Storm Panels offer highly effective protection for windows and entry doors.
Since its inception in 1954, Wayne-Dalton has become known as a company with innovative ideas which far exceed industry standards. Often, Wayne-Dalton is the only source for the latest garage door and garage door opener features. Because the company has always maintained a staunch commitment to developing innovative new products, Wayne-Dalton is now a world leader in the garage door and garage door opener industry.
Wayne-Dalton’s Foamed-In Place Insulation
Patented, foamed-in-place polyurethane core.
The core provides an insulation R-value of 10, more than twice as much as common polystyrene insulation board that is the same thickness. It’s chemically bonded to each steel section, creating a composite structure with higher strength, greater rigidity, improved dent-resistance and better thermal protection.
To understand how R-value and heat flow are related, it is easier to think of your garage not as a single entity, but as a part of a system with the external environment. As with most everything in nature, heat will want to redistribute itself in an effort to reach a state of equilibrium, or equal temperatures on both the inside and the outside of your garage. To do this, heat must pass through the garage door to reach the other part of the system.
In the summer, heat is produced outside of your garage. Thus, it is naturally hotter outside of your garage than inside and heat will try to “get in” to even out the system. If a garage door has an R-value of 3, 1/3 of the heat will get through the door and into your garage. This does not mean that the internal temperature will be 1/3 of the external temperature, though. It means that as more heat is produced externally, 1/3 of it will enter your garage. Insulating your garage door can help keep the heat out.
The opposite is true in the winter. Heat is produced inside your garage in the winter, either by heating or by the effects of the sun. As it is cooler on the outside of the door, heat will try to escape to the outside through the door and other parts of your garage to even out the system. If keeping your garage warm in the winter is a priority, then choose a door with a higher R-value.