Droughts in the west, tornadoes on the beach, snow in summer, monsoons in July, and melting polar ice caps: all are big indicators that the choices in your day to day life can have big consequences for the planet. Making your life overall more environmentally friendly isn’t necessarily as daunting as it seems. Starting small, you can transform your home into a bastion of green, and you can start with your garage door by getting an eco friendly garage door.
Unfortunately, many homeowners aren’t sure how to find an eco friendly garage door. They may have bought their current garage door so many years ago that global warming was still a twinkle in the eye of Al Gore. They may have inherited a wood door from their Baby Boomer grandparents or a fiberglass door from their rich uncle with the fishing boat to match. Or maybe they know exactly how to find an eco friendly garage door, but they aren’t sure what to do with the old one.
As with any purchase, you can’t get away with not doing extensive research to explore all of your options and price points well beforehand. Shop around. The internet is great for this. Most or all garage door manufacturers list the details and features of their garage doors, including the eco friendly ones, along with instructions on where and how to purchase one. Which garage door manufacturer you choose will be largely dependent on your location and your own personal preferences. Remember: there are hundreds of combinations of garage door features, including colors, materials, security features, and other add ons, even when your garage door is the green kind.
When you’ve found the eco friendly garage door of your choosing, it’s time to decide what to do with the old door. If you care about having a door that is green — made from recycled materials, better suited for insulation, for example — you should also care that your old garage door is disposed of in a green manner. Some green manufacturers include in their service that the old door will be uninstalled and recycled. Some other manufacturers, however, will offer to get rid of the old garage door for you, but they wind up dropping it in a landfill.