One of the most neglected spaces when it comes to insulation in most homes is the garage. Not properly insulating the garage allows heat to flow in and out throughout the year costing you money. Most homeowners neglect the garage because they just don’t think of it as a room in their home. But insulating your garage can save you lots of money on your heating and cooling bills year round.
Insulate the Wall the Garage Shares with the House
While attic and wall insulation usually take priority, your garage can greatly affect the comfort of your One of the most important places to insulate in your garage is the wall it shares with your home. This is the space where most of the heat transfer occurs between the garage and the inside of your home. Heat transfers into your home during warmer months and out during the colder ones. Insulating this wall can start saving you money right away by reducing the amount of time you need to run your furnace or air conditioner.
Garage Doors Are Huge Energy Wasters
The second place you’ll want to take care of is the garage door. The garage door basically functions as a very large, very thin exterior wall. Plus the many joints create spaces where air can freely flow. More often than not, air that moves through the thin garage door is what heats or cools the garage, and eventually ends up heating or cooling your home. Insulating the garage door is a must!
Garage Insulation Options
When it comes to garage insulation, you have a few different options:
- Fiberglass – Fiberglass insulation is relatively cheap and widely used. To be effective, fiberglass insulation requires walling-in. If the walls in your garage are not finished (the studs are exposed), you will definitely want to add drywall once the insulation is in place.
- Blown-In Insulation – If your garage walls are already drywalled, but don’t have any insulation, then we suggest blown-in insulation. To install it, we will come in and open up a hole in the wall, pump in insulation, and then patch up the hole. Blown-in insulation is quick and easy, and we can often complete the job within a few hours.
- Spray Foam Insulation – Spray foam insulation must be installed by professionals with specific equipment. Spray foam goes on wet and both seals and insulates for better airflow reduction and a higher R-value overall.
If you need garage insulation, call A+. We’ll give you all of your options and let you know which ones make the most sense for your home and your budget. Call us at (913) 281-2250 or (816) 268-7511.