Clopay® Adds 2” Polyurethane Insulation, New Design and Color Options to Coachman Collection
Clopay is adding a 2" thick polyurethane insulation option to its Coachman Collection steel and composite carriage house garage door line, significantly increasing the thermal protection offered by the current polystyrene insulated models.
The door features environmentally safe, CFC-free, polyurethane insulation foam injected between two layers of heavy gauge steel with a thermal break, providing an R-value of 18.4. Insulated windows with Low-E glass are also an option.
Polyurethane insulation delivers twice the thermal performance of polystyrene insulation of the same thickness. It also adds strength and rigidity to the door panels, which helps reduce noise and minimize dents.
Replacing an older garage door with a new, energy efficient model can reduce energy loss through the garage by up to 71%, according to a comparison study conducted by Clopay Building Products engineers.
“Since attached garages typically share one or two common walls with the house, any hot or cold that travels through a door will ultimately affect the adjacent living areas,” says Mark Westerfield, P.E., Director of Product Development for Clopay. “An insulated garage door can help stabilize temperatures in the garage to reduce heat losses or gains.”
Depending on the specifics of the home, a well insulated door can help keep an unheated garage 10 to 20 degrees warmer on a cold winter day. “That can have a significant impact on the comfort of family rooms or bedrooms located above or next to the garage,” adds Westerfield.
About the Coachman Collection
The Coachman Collection mixes old world charm with modern technology to provide a low-maintenance alternative to wood carriage house style garage doors.
The doors replicate historic, swing out carriage house door styles but operate with the convenience of an automatic overhead opener. Fifteen panel designs with optional windows, decorative hardware and four paint colors are available to complement a variety of architectural styles.
Steel carriage house doors are a popular alternative to traditional wood doors because they are durable, insulated and won’t rot, warp or crack, meaning they won’t need to be refurbished or replaced as frequently as doors constructed from natural material.
Coachman Collection doors are also available with Clopay’s built-in WindCode® reinforcement system for homes located in coastal and high wind areas.
For more information, visit /coachmansplash.aspx or call 800-225-6729.
With three manufacturing facilities and 51 distribution centers across the U.S. and Canada, Clopay Building Products is North America’s leading manufacturer of residential garage doors and a preferred supplier of commercial overhead sectional and rolling steel doors.
Bringing nearly 50 years of experience and innovation to the building products industry, the company maintains a strong family of brands including Clopay®, Holmes Garage Door Company® and IDEAL Door®. Since 1996, Clopay is the only residential garage door brand to earn the Good Housekeeping Seal.
In 2010, the company launched fiberglass and steel entry door lines to complement its popular residential garage door styles. Today, Clopay is the only manufacturer in the industry to offer homeowners the option to coordinate the appearance of the two most important entrances to their home: the front door and the garage.