Daily Archives: February 25, 2010

Hot or Cold Garage?

Garage Door insulation can greatly benefit your home, if it is needed.

Not all garages will need to have insulation. It is important that you know when it is a good idea to insulate your garage door and when it is not necessary at all. There are several factors to consider before deciding if garage door insulation is right for your home.

The direction your garage door faces will greatly determine what type and how much insulation needs to be used. A garage door that is shaded by large trees, or faces away from direct sunlight will likely need a high quality insulation material. If the door faces or receives direct sunlight, the garage may stay more temperate than others. The orientation of the garage and how much weather the door needs to withstand is another consideration. Not only will you need to think about insulation, but weatherproofing may also be necessary.

If you use your garage as something more than a garage, like say a workshop or even a spare bedroom, then yes, you will definitely want to consider insulation for your garage door. A lot of people will convert the entire garage into a bedroom, if this is the case then you will definitely want to get the garage door as insulated as possible to keep it comfortable for the person sleeping in there. Even if the garage is used as a workshop, you will still want to try to remain comfortable.

Even if your garage is used as a garage but you keep items in it that need to be kept at a comfortable temperature, then insulation of the garage door is something that you may want to consider. However, if all you keep in your garage is your cars, then insulation is probably something that you will not have to worry about.

One of the biggest things to consider is the weather. Do you happen to live in an area that has difficult weather conditions? If the winters or summers, or both, are severe, then you will need to definitely consider insulation for the garage door.

If your garage door is older, a kit can be purchased to help keep the garage comfortable. Older doors that swing open, like those found on barns, will likely need to be insulated if it hasn’t been done already. Overhead garage doors will usually only need insulation around the base of the door since these tend to be newer.

When you insulate the garage door, your garage as a whole is kept cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. This can help to keep your garage and whatever happens to stay in it much more comfortable during the more uncomfortable times of the year.

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