The Importance of Garage Door Insulation

If your garage is detached from your house, as they commonly where and sometimes nevertheless are, then chances are that you’re not paying to have it heated or cooled. However, if your garage is attached to your home, then its door is probably the largest door in the house and can explain nearly half of the total energy loss in your house, if it isn’t insulated. While newer garage doors are often already insulated, most older models are not and are responsible for all the heat loss as air flows by the door. The simplest and most cost-effective solution is to insulate the garage door.

Your home’s HVAC system is probably not connected to your garage. So theoretically, you’re not paying to heat or cool it. But unless you have an absolutely airtight seal on the door between your garage and house, air escapes into the garage. In addition, if you have a workshop in your garage or use it for storage, you may want to keep it from being the same temperature as outside – in both the summer and the winter. So in order to keep air from flowing from your house into the garage and then outside, and to prevent your garage from being the same temperature as outside, you should insulate your garage door.

The easiest way to insulate your garage door is to measure it and then buy a garage door insulating kit. These kits are obtainable for single car doors and double car doors and should include the insulating material and other associated materials – you just need to supply your own tools. If you’re more of a do-it-yourself kind, you can buy the rolls of insulation and other materials individually. However, if you’re less of a do-it-yourself kind and are uncomfortable doing the work already if you buy a kit, garage insulation is nevertheless important. You can get help, often from a local handyman or helpful brother. Measure your door, buy a kit, and contact your handyman of choice. Insulating should take less than a day and should be comparatively inexpensive.

Insulating your garage door will help lower your energy bill – as air will no longer use the garage as a gateway to escape your house.

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