Martin Garage Doors are now offered with a new R-14 insulation upgrade, which significantly boosts the R-value of the Utah-manufactured inculated garage door.
The new insulation is targeted at customers who want a higher R-value in their garage door. A standard Martin Garage Door with insulation has an R-value of 8. The new option is expected to boost the R-value to 14, according to Robert Scott, director of Engineering at MDM. He insists Martin Door is careful not to overestimate the R-value of its products.
Dave Martin, a garage door safety expert and chairman of Martin Door Manufacturing, downplays the significance of R-value for energy savings in the garage, due to venting requirements for areas featuring combustible materials.
The new option comes with some R-value disclaimers. Doors with two or more sections of designer windows will require double pane windows to maintain the R-14 rating. Doors with one or more extruded aluminum row sections will also require double pane insualted glass to maintain the rating.
Martin Garage Doors are available in steel, copper and extruded aluminum and come in over 70 different color options and 100+ window options.