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DIY Garage Floor Insulation

Remodeling your garage is a huge task but the results are very rewarding. If you’re remodeling your floors for a living space or simply upgrading, there are many things that can help. Neighborhood Garage Door Service of Dayton, Ohio has some helpful tips to make insulating your floors a bit easier.

Decide On Your Material

It’s important that you decide on your material before you being. The most common insulation materials are plywood and rigid foam. Regardless of the material you use, plan to install a slab foundation before you begin.

A slab foundation ensures that your floor keeps moisture from ruining the material. Make sure the foundation doesn’t have any cracks or gaps. Create a solid foundation before you begin the insulation process.

Prepare Your Space

Covering the foundation with rigid foam is a common method. Once you cover the foundation, you can use the plywood to top the insulation and finish the flooring. Here’s how to get started.

Choosing Rigid Foam Panels

These panels act as another part for flooring foundation. Choose rigid foam panels that are the right thickness for your floor. A professional can help you select panels that have the R-value you need.

Collect Your Other Materials

Make sure to collect all your materials before you begin. Once you get started, it’s hard to stop and find the right tools you need. Gather materials such as plywood, screws, staples, circular saw, and construction tape before you begin working.

Insulation Process

When you have everything you need for the job, it’s time to get to work. Follow these steps to make the process easier:

  • Cover the floor with polyethylene to create a barrier. This barrier will protect your floor from moisture damage. It’s a good idea to extend the barrier up the wall by a few inches.
  • Cut pieces of the rigid foam to the size you need and lay them over the polyethylene barrier.
  • Take ½ inch plywood pieces and lay them perpendicular over the foam panels. Space the panels about ¼ inch apart and leave a gap around the perimeter of your working space.
  • Lay down a plywood layer over the first one. This layer is also perpendicular to the first. Make sure it has the same ¼ inch spacing between the panels.
  • Gather your screws or staples and secure the two layers together.

Once you’re finished laying the insulation, you can begin finishing the floor.

Add The Finishing Touches

There are some great options available for finishing garage flooring. You can choose from painting, covering, tiling, and others. Painting is a great option if you have a concrete foundation.

Latex paint is an easy and inexpensive option. There are also other such as epoxy. An expert will help you choose the best type of epoxy for your flooring.

Call Our Team

Insulating the garage flooring doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Follow these steps from the team at Neighborhood Garage Door Service of Dayton, Ohio. Let us know if you have any questions about garage doors. We’re always happy to help.

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They sent Doug Fussell out to my house on the day after Christmas! I had only called them three days before! Doug was a premier technician, very thorough and very efficient. I expected him to take two days, since he was replacing two doors and adding openers on each door. He only took the daylight hours of one day! I could not believe how fast he was! In addition, he thoroughly taught me how to use the remote openers. I highly recommend them to anyone!
~Donald B.

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We just bought a home and this company was so understanding as I had to change the appointment time a few times. Then the tech came out and was so kind and helpful. I could not have asked for a better experience and will suggest them to anyone who needs work done on their garage door!
~Tammy K.

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My garage door broke on a Saturday night as I was getting ready to leave for a holiday party. Kelvin was here within 30 minutes. He reviewed everything with me that was happening with my door. He gave me the estimates of what was immediately needed to be done in order for my door to raise and then what I will need to have done very soon. I could see all the problems he pointed out to me and I decided to have everything done. He completed everything that night. I was very satisfied with Kelvin’s professionalism and the work he did. Thank you again.
~Joyce N

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