Garage Door Insulation - Reflecting the Heat
This entry was posted on August 6, 2014.
Is your garage insulated? If you are a typical homeowner, you've probably thought about insulating your garage to keep it warmer in cold weather (with the assistance of a small heater) but didn't want to spend the money or time on something you really only need a few months out of the year.
Alternately, homeowners living in southern states have to cope with hot, stuffy garages all the time. Depending on the size of a garage, the cost of insulating the walls and ceiling could reach $1000 or more. Then you have the skin and respiratory irritations caused by fiberglass insulation, as well as the depressing thought of spending an entire weekend cooped up in a sweltering (or freezing) garage.
Actually, It's the Garage Door's Fault
Forget about insulating your garage walls and ceiling because it's not their fault your garage is uninhabitable--it's actually the garage door's fault for allowing most of the heat and cold into the garage. But the good news is you can insulate your garage door with an inexpensive, low-profile, easy to install type of insulation that is impervious to moisture and capable of repelling even the most intense UV rays.
Reflective Insulation Will Make You Fall In Love With Your Garage Again
In addition to allowing you to reclaim your garage, reflective insulation also provides these benefits:
- Reduces energy bills in the home by keeping the garage temperature moderated (attached garages share a wall with the home)
- Maximizes the efficiency of temperature-sensitive appliances in the garage (washers, dryers, refrigerators)
- Makes the garage a more pleasant work environment (for vehicle repairs, big projects)
- Reduces the level of outside noise
- Contributes to a warmer garage in the winter and a cooler garage in the summer
- Reflective insulation is quick to install and much easier on your wallet than fiberglass or "blown" insulation
For homeowners living in steamy, southern climates, reflective insulation on garage doors not only keeps garages nice and cool but can help minimize infestations of insects or rodents seeking overly warm, dank conditions to raise more pests.
Installing garage door insulation is the key to maintaining a comfortable temperature in your garage, regardless of the climate. Because reflective insulation has an aluminum layer on both sides, it works to prevent radiant heat from penetrating solid objects by powerfully reflecting it away from whatever it is insulating--specifically your garage door and garage.