All overhead doors are not the same

Overhead doors should be examined closely when evaluating the energy efficiency of a building. Insulation, polyurethane core, is important, but it's not the only factor to consider. Even if different insulated doors carry the same R-value, they are not equal. The R-value does not consider the heat loss between panels and around the perimeter. To counter this considerable loss of energy, Garaga engineered TPE bottom weather seals, superior door frame weather seals and an INTERLOKTM triple-contact molding system that surpass all other doors on the market in term of energy efficiency.

Insulation of a Garaga garage door

Garaga: the best energy-saving solution

AIR BARRIER SystemTM

Features Details Benefits
Bottom weather seal
Bottom  weather seal
Made of thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) Remains flexible during cold weather (-52 °C or -62 °F) compared to vinyl which hardens, cracking and splitting over time.
INTERLOKTM triple-contact interlocking joints
Triple contact interlocking joints
Installed at the intersection of sections, the weather-stripping seals the door face skins avoiding thermal bridges
GARAGA joints outperform the competition by a factor of 50 on average when testing a rate of leakage.
Tested Lab
Perimeter weather seal
Perimeter weather seal
Double-lipped seal overlapping the door by 1 ½" Ensures the cold stays outside the garage better than a single lip.
Optional: Top weather seal installed on the top section
Top weather seal installed top section
2½" flexible black PVC seal Provides extra weather tightness for the most demanding situations.
Features
Bottom weather seal
Bottom weather seal
Details
Made of thermoplastic elastomer (TPE)
Benefits
Remains flexible during cold weather (-52 °C or -62 °F) compared to vinyl which hardens, cracking and splitting over time.
Features
INTERLOKTM triple-contact interlocking joints
INTERLOKTM triple-contact interlocking joints
Details
Installed at the intersection of sections, the weather-stripping seals the door face skins avoiding thermal bridges
Benefits
GARAGA joints outperform the competition by a factor of 50 on average when testing a rate of leakage.
Features
Perimeter weather seal
Perimeter weather seal
Details
Double-lipped seal overlapping the door by 1½"
Benefits
Ensures the cold stays outside the garage better than a single lip.
Features
Optional: Top weather seal installed on the top sectionTop weather seal installed on the top section
Details
2 ½" (64 mm) flexible black PVC seal
Benefits
Provides extra weather tightness for the most demanding situations.

Garaga Lab

GARAGA invites you to see for yourself what makes its door outstanding in terms of performance. Visit www.garaga.com/lab and browse through the 4 videos explaining the tests conducted to benchmark our door against other brands.

COLD STOP SystemTM

Features Details Benefits
Wood end blocks
Wood end blocks
Kiln-dried pine wood end blocks (guaranteed for 10 years against cracking & rotting)
GARAGA provides the most effective thermal break in the industry.Other manufacturers use steel end caps as low-cost reinforcing braces. They are the weakest link in the efficiency of door insulation constituting a thermal bridge opposed to a thermal breakwhich stops the cold.
Tested Lab
High density pressure-injected polyurethane foam on its Premium Series
Polyurethane foam

R Factor is R-12 or R-16

CFC Free

HCFC Free

Higher insulation rating than polystyrene. Furthermore, the wood end blocks are specially designed so that the polyurethane moves closer to the edge of the panel thus stopping the cold better.
Sealed thermo-pane windows
Sealed thermo-pane windows
Sealed with thermo-pane windows with galvanized metal spacer Best to prevent seal failure.
Features
Wood end blocksWood End Blocks
Details
Kiln-dried pine wood end blocks (guaranteed for 10 years against cracking & rotting)
Benefits
GARAGA provides the most effective thermal break in the industry.Other manufacturers use steel end caps as low-cost reinforcing braces. They are the weakest link in the efficiency of door insulation constituting a thermal bridge opposed to a thermal break which stops the cold.Tested Lab
Features
High density pressure‑injected polyurethane foamHigh density pressure‑injected polyurethane foam
Details

R Factor is R-16

CFC Free

HCFC Free

Benefits
Higher insulation rating than polystyrene. Furthermore, the wood end blocks are specially designed so that the polyurethane moves closer to the edge of the panel thus stopping the cold better.
Features
Sealed thermo-pane windowsSealed thermo-pane windows
Details
Sealed with thermo-pane windows with galvanised metal spacer
Benefits
Best to prevent seal failure.

ROCK SOLID ConstructionTM

Features Details Benefits
Wood end-block + screw system
Wood end-block + screw system
Screws have 8 teeth fixed in the wood (1 ¾"-thick wood) Provides much better fastening of the end hinges which are attached to solid wood with lag screws engaging 8 threads. Competitors use a self-tapping screw going through a steel end cap, door sheet and hinge strip engaging only about 2 or 3 threads.
Reinforcement metal plates
Reinforcement metal plates
Garaga uses 14-gauge (0.073" or 1.85 mm) plates behind the skin for attaching hinges, lift handles and the electric operator bracket. Thickest on market and much stronger than a 20-gauge plate, permitting the installation of full hinges instead of half hinges (competitors). GARAGA also supplies self-tapping screws with lock serration. Better attachment, stronger door system and longer life of the door.
Features
Wood end-block + screw systemWood end-block + screw system
Details
Screws have 8 teeth fixed in the wood (1 ¾"-thick wood)
Benefits
Provides much better fastening of the end hinges which are attached to solid wood with lag screws engaging 8 threads. Competitors use a self-tapping screw going through a steel end cap, door sheet and hinge strip engaging only about 2 or 3 threads.
Features
Reinforcement metal platesReinforcement metal plates
Details
Garaga uses 14-gauge (0.073" or 1.85 mm) plates behind the skin for attaching hinges, lift handles and the electric operator bracket.
Benefits
Thickest on market and much stronger than a 20-gauge plate, permitting the installation of full hinges instead of half hinges (competitors). GARAGA also supplies self‑tapping screws with lock serration. Better attachment, stronger door system and longer life of the door.

Now you have the best energy saving door with GARAGA. Ask your representative for the best door system!

5 steps for the best door system

View all steps in detail to get the best residential garage door system: steps to change your garage door

Back to Architects & Designers corner

Copyright Garaga Inc. | Privacy Policy and Conditions of Use | Site Map