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Insulated coiling doors are becoming increasingly popular. That is because they help reduce energy bills and protect buildings from outside elements. Coiling doors with insulation are a protective barrier against the cold or heat and other exterior elements, as well as for keeping heating or air conditioning inside a space. As you may imagine, insulated roll up doors are especially important for people that live in either very cold or very hot regions. Installing insulated doors for your building can trap and keep cold/hot air inside – preventing it from escaping, as well as stopping exterior cold or hot air from getting in.
So, what are the insulated roll up door benefits?
Consider the new standard for insulation! Foamed in place insulation offers superior protection against the elements, improved security, and reduced sound transmission. Polyurethane insulation delivers twice the thermal performance of polystyrene insulation of the same thickness! It also adds strength and rigidity to the door panels and helps dampen sound transmission.
Today, most foam materials use foaming agents that are eco-friendly. There are two types of foam in place insulation: closed-cell and open-cell. Both are typically made with polyurethane. With closed-cell foam, the high-density cells are closed and filled with a gas that helps the foam expand to fill the spaces around it. Open-cell foam cells are not as dense and are filled with air, which gives the insulation a spongy texture. The type of insulation you should choose depends on how you will use it. While closed-cell foam has a greater R-value and provides stronger resistance against moisture and air leakage, the material is also much denser and is more expensive to install. Open-cell foam is lighter and less expensive but should not be used where it could absorb water.
When it comes to deciding on an insulated roll up door, while there are various types of insulation, it’s important to use the correct type of insulation for your specific needs in order to obtain maximum efficiency.
Cookson continues to lead in innovations in roll up door, security gate and closure products. To inquire how Cookson’s experts and customer service can help you with your next roll up door project, call 1-800-294-4358