Garages are used to park your car and for so much more – a work area, storage space, or just a junk room. While your garage may not be at the forefront of your mind when considering your home’s energy use, keeping it properly insulated can help you keep the rest of your home cooled and heated efficiently all year long. For the best tips when it comes to insulation for the garage, read on:
- Insulate garage door – this can be a relatively easy do-it-yourself project. Home improvement stores have kits depending on the size of your door, which you can cut for a perfect it.
- Insulate the crawl space – if you garage has a storage area in the ceiling, make sure you have it insulated. Depending on the size of the space you could use roll insulation, loose fill insulation, or foam insulation to cover the area.
- Insulate pipes – pipes often run along the walls of the garage on their way to the main house. It is important to insulate these pipes so cold water stays cold and warm water stays warms as it travels through the pipes on the way to the sink or shower!
- Insulate walls – depending on the materials used in the walls, you can add wall insulation to help guard against the inside and outside air exchange and limit energy waste. Insulate windows and doors- any windows or regular doors in the garage area needs to be insulated with insulation strips or door sweeps or caulk. Homeowners are often surprised to learn how much air can be lost through window and door seals!
- Insulate cracks and gaps- for the best insulation for the garage, you need to mind the cracks and gaps. Sealing cracks in the wall or gaps around doors, pipes, and wires and come in and out of the garage will reduce heat and cold loss dramatically and save you big!
Think of your garage as another room of your home and care for it accordingly. To learn more and to prepare for any weather and temperatures that the year holds, contact us today and let us help you with all of your insulation needs.