Replacement Garage Doors
LESLIE: Joan in Louisiana, you’ve got The Money Pit. How can we help you today?JOAN: Yeah, I didn’t quite back up far enough for my garage door to come down the right way.TOM: (laughing) OK. Alright.JOAN: It kind of buckled.LESLIE: OK.JOAN: The other garage door is the old kind that has the springs and the roller.TOM: Alright.JOAN: So we’re wanting to replace both doors.TOM: OK.JOAN: OK, which would be the best? Like the steel – the steel insulated – or the steel insulation steel? Well, I realize what’s best but what do you think?TOM: Well, let me ask you a question, Joan. Is your garage heated or cooled?JOAN: No.TOM: Then why do you want to insulate it? You don’t have to insulate it. The insulation – and a garage is an unconditioned space; so the thermal barrier is the walls and the doors between the garage and the rest of the house; it’s not the garage door. So there’s really no reason to insulate the garage door. So take that out of the equation.JOAN: OK.TOM: You know what I always used to see people do when I was inspecting houses? They would hang a tennis ball from the ceiling of the garage …JOAN: Yes, I’ve seen that, too.TOM: … and they knew that when they drove in and the tennis ball hit the windshield it was time to stop. (chuckles)LESLIE: They were good.JOAN: Well, that will be our next deal once we get the new doors put up. Thank …TOM: (overlapping voices) Alright, new garage door and two new tennis balls for Joan. (Leslie chuckles) Thanks so much for calling us at 888-MONEY-PIT.