Garage Door Insulation
It is time we put a stop to those high energy bills we pay at the end of every month. This especially happens in the winter and cold seasons of the years. This is because the air conditioning have to do a lot more than usual to keep all the parts of the house warm. If you have an attached garage, insulating your garage door will the best way to go about it. Depending on the materials you use to insulate your door, you will either have a long term and reliable service or just short term.at Garage Door Reno Sparks, we have different types of garage door insulation. Here are some of them.
This is the commonest type of insulation used for residential garages. They come in pre-cut batts and long blankets that you can fit between wall studs and ceiling joists. In addition, you can find this insulation material in loose-fill fiberglass which is ideal for attic spaces above finished ceilings. If in case your house or garage walls are bear like not covered by plywood, then you can use paper-faced or encapsulated fiberglass bats. These come wrapped in plastic film.
This insulation type is gradually gaining popularity among garage owners. Generally, it is a product of recycled newspapers treated with fire retardant. This you fit in the walls and ceiling with a special machine. Therefore, it is cheaper to call a professional like ourselves instead of incurring costs of buying this machine or even hiring one. Since it is loose-fill, cellulose insulation is ideal primarily for finished garage walls.
Rigid foam insulation
Rigid foam comes from materials like expanded and extruded polystyrene and polyisocyanurate. For measurements, it is four by eight foot sheets, ½ inch to 4 inches thickness. Per inch of thickness, this material gives a high R-value and you can cut it to fit any space. This therefore makes it the best to use for thin walls. However, be keen when buying this insulation material. Check the fire rating as some are not resistant it fire and can be risky. In addition, if you want to transform your garage unto a permanent working place, you can insulate the floor using this rigid foam. Cover the foam in plywood or other subfloor material.
Spray foam insulation
If you are looking for an energy efficient material, this is the best to go for. It not only have a high R-value, it also air sealed. Also, it is the most ideal if you are looking to transform your garage into a living space.
It will make no sense to insulate the walls and ceiling and leave the garage door itself. At our stores, we have insulation kits for metal doors for can choose from. Alternatively, you can ca use pieces of rigid foam insulation. Cut them into small pieces and fit the panels of the door. Hiring our professionals mean that you are sure of top-notch garage door insulation services. We ensure we seal the sides and the top of the garage door with a weather strip and a special trim. Also, we insulate the bottom part of the garage door with rubber or a special bottom seal. This seal is available in all sizes to fit any type of garage door that you own.
Reasons why you need to insulate your garage door
Sometimes replacing your garage door is not always the solution to go for in case of inefficiency. It is expensive and should be the last thing to embark on, only after other solutions fail. If it all about heat loss, insulating the garage door is all you need to do. Insulating the garage door has a number of other benefits. The following are some of them.
Saves energy. Most of the times, garages are not considered as part of the house. This is not the case iof you have an attached garage. Insulating a garage door will enable you moderate temperatures in the entire house. You achieve conducive environments in low energy consumption.
It makes garage doors more durable. Insulated garage doors are constructed differently with other regular doors. They often have an additional layer which makes them stronger. Often, the insulated doors have an aluminium and steel frame filled with solid-core insulation. This makes the door lightweight, elegant and energy efficient.
Insulated doors are quieter. Although this is not the ultimate reason we insulate door, it is an added advantage. This is because the insulation dampens most of the vibration produced when the door is opening and closing.
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