If adding A/C or heating to your garage is in your future plans, installing insulation in your garage is a great idea. There are a few types of insulation available for the garage door, ceiling, and walls. In this article we will cover four kinds of garage door insulation available to homeowners.
The majority of insulation installed in garages is the fiberglass batt type. Fiberglass batts come in rolls or batts cut to a predetermined size. These batts are commonly backed with a paper or foil vapor barrier. For ease of installation, these batts fit in the spaces between your ceiling joists and wall studs. This is the most affordable type of insulation for your garage, as well as the easiest to put in place.
Rigid Foam Insulation
Rigid foam insulation is sold in big sheets, and is commonly made out of a material similar to Styrofoam. This type of insulation is a good choice for thin walls because it offers more insulation for the thickness of the product. It’s easy to cut and fit in almost any space. One thing to remember about this type of insulation is the fire rating. Make sure your rigid foam insulation is fire resistant before installing.
Spray Foam Insulation
This type of insulation is the most expensive. A spray gun is used to spray two different substances that mix. When the substances mix on the application surface, foam is created. Spray foam insulation is strong, reduces noise, and can be installed in the tightest of spaces.
Types of Spray Foam Insulation
Closed Cell Foam
Closed Cell Foam is stronger and insulates better than open cell foam. It contains a bubble of gas that helps increase cell size and insulate better.
Open Cell Foam
Open Cell Foam is not as dense as closed cell foam insulation. It is not as good of an insulator, so you will require more open cell foam than if you chose to go with closed cell foam.
Cellulose insulation is friendly to the environment, as it is created from mostly recycled paper. It is fire resistant and repels pests thanks to a treatment received during manufacture. A machine is used to blow this type of insulation into walls and ceilings. One can only install cellulose insulation after the ceilings and walls are completed due to the loose nature of the product.
Need Assistance Insulating Your Garage Door?
Insulating your garage door can not only keep the temperature right, it can also absorb sounds that may otherwise anger the neighbors. Most insulation for garage doors is the rigid foam type. Panels can be cut to fit or there are insulation kits on the market. If you need help, Direct Service Overhead Garage Door Company is here for you. Give us a call at (501) 244-3667.