April 23, 2024


The Gods Made Home

The Importance of Garage Door Insulation

If your garage is detached from your house, as they commonly where and sometimes still 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 account for 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 through 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 available 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 type, you can buy the rolls of insulation and other materials individually. However, if you’re less of a do-it-yourself type and are uncomfortable doing the work even if you buy a kit, garage insulation is still 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 relatively 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.