Doing our part today for a better tomorrow. Is your Garage Door Green?
As the largest moving part on your house, the garage door plays an important part in maintaining structural integrity and energy efficiency – two important factors in green building design. Your garage door should use long-lasting, quality products that will need few replacement parts in the future. Less manufacturing means less waste, and less consumption. Commercial grade rollers and hinges are not only more attractive, but they last on average 50% longer than standard rollers and hinges.
Quality construction and expert installation of your garage door can reduce overall household energy consumption.
- Is your garage attached to your home?
- Is your furnace and water heater located in your garage?
Keeping warmth in your garage is essential to running your furnace and water heater efficiently during winter months. Three-layer “sandwich” doors feature a layer of environmentally safe, CFC-free, expanded polyurethane insulation bonded between two layers of durable 24-gauge steel. This high-density insulation has an R-Value of 15.4, compared to an R-Value of 9 for standard Styrofoam insulation. The insulation is injected into the panels to make sure that every gap is filled.
Proper installation will ensure that your garage door operates efficiently. Madisonville Garage Doors uses top quality parts including galvanized steel springs and hinges for durability and aesthetics. Nylon rollers create a smooth and quiet motion when opening and closing the garage. Vinyl weather striping and bottom weatherseal will assist in keeping the elements out.
Many of the raw materials that our door supplier, C.H.I. utilizes in the manufacturing process contain recycled content. Everything from the steel on the outside of the door to the foam insulation on the inside, as well as the glass and plastics that make up our windows, is fabricated by taking advantage of recycled content.
By separating our recyclable materials, we are doing our part to reduce landfill waste. We recycle all of the steel that is not usable in the installation process, as well as the cardboard packaging material surrounding the shipments we received from our vendors and suppliers.
Reducing Transportation Emissions
Madisonville Garage Doors utilizes an energy efficient fleet of trucks in transportation. Scheduled maintenance ensures that all of our trucks are in top shape, resulting in better fuel mileage and reduced emissions. We also purchase many components locally, reducing in-bound freight emissions. Many of the components supplied by outside vendors are transported to our manufacturing facility in C.H.I. trucks returning from product deliveries. This process adds to energy savings and reduces exhaust emissions.