When you think of a garage door, you may not think about insulation. The fact of the matter is, since you don’t live in your garage you may not think insulation is necessary like it is in your home.
Since garages are quite often attached to a home, when you are constantly letting extremely cold or warm air into your garage you are decreasing the energy efficiency of your whole home. This is why you should not overlook the value of insulation for your garage.
Garage door insulation service acts much in the same way insulation in your home does by creating a thermal barrier to regulate the temperature in your garage. Using modern insulation technology will help in keeping your garage at a relatively mild temperature and can help to control energy costs throughout your home.
The Process of Adding Insulation to Your Garage Door
Adding insulation to a garage door is a relatively simple process of adding insulation to the inside of your door. The insulation product can be made of fiberglass batt, foam board or reflective insulation that is also commonly known as a reflective barrier.
Just as with the insulation in your home, each of these products is rated with an R-value. The higher the R-value, the better they will insulate your garage.
Benefits of Garage Door Insulation
As mentioned earlier, one of the biggest benefits of garage door insulation is your own comfort. Typically on a cold day, your garage is only about 5-7 degrees warmer compared to the outside air. An insulated garage can be up to 20 degrees warmer which means less variation between your garage and home temperature and less energy usage!
You already spend enough heating and cooling your home, especially in the dead of winter and the peak of summer. Why spend more when you can keep your garage at a reasonable temperature and make your whole home more energy efficient?
Another great benefit of garage insulation is how wonderful a space you can create for your prized automobiles and possessions. In some climates, automobiles are loathed to start when the temperature is too low. Why not keep them in a climate that greatly eliminates that risk.
If you also keep prized possessions and mementos in your garage, keep them safe and extend their life in a well-insulated garage. Nothing does more damage to delicate items than wild temperature fluctuations and extreme heat and cold.
The exterior world outside of your garage can be a noisy place with both traffic and weather noise. A well-insulated garage door will act as a sound barrier against these unwelcome sounds penetrating your serene home.
Types of Garage Door Insulation
Garage door insulation comes in a wide variety of styles to suit almost any application. Our knowledgeable technicians can show you how one or several of these types of garage door insulation would be perfect for your garage.
- Batt insulation is very common in garages since it does a wonderful job of preventing air and vapor from entering the garage. This flexible insulation is made of a combination of paper and foil attached to fiberglass and then applied to the door.
- Another option is sectional foam boards that are attached to the door using compatible connecting hardware. These insulation panels for garage door are made of polystyrene and offer a high R-value in a from a very thin panel.
- If your garage tends to get very hot in the summer a great choice is reflective insulation. This system uses highly reflective aluminum attached to polyethylene bubbles to reflect heat out of your garage.
- If you want to make sure that every crack and crevice is insulated, a great option is spray foam. As the name implies, this is foam insulation that is applied by spraying the material onto the surface ensuring that no area of the application will be left uncovered.
How to Choose the Best Insulation for Your Garage Door
If this seems like there is an endless amount of choices when it comes to insulating your garage and you worry about trying to order and buy your own insulation, fear not. At STI Garage Door we are experts at garages and our qualified technicians can correctly put together a perfect plan for your garage that can be adjusted and built to your exact requirements.
For example, if your garage is unfinished, spray foam insulation may be a great choice to get into every crack and crevice. If you are in a very hot climate, reflective insulation may be your best bet to push the heat of the day back.
If you are looking for wooden garage door insulation or metal garage door insulation, rigid foam boards attached to the wood or metal are a great choice because of their durability. Your best choice may be a combination of insulations applied throughout your garage.
Call Our Experts for Insulating Your Garage Door
Let our experts take the worry and hassle out of the process of installing garage door insulation. Fill out our online request form or give us a call,and let our technicians provide a complete proposal to properly insulate your garage today!