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Insulating Your Entire Garage

Converting your garage into living space is a great way to gain new square footage from your existing home. If you decide to use your garage this way, it’s helpful to install some insulation. At Neighborhood Garage Door Service of San Jose, CA, we’ve put together some tips for insulating your entire garage.

Should I Insulate the Entire Garage?

The more insulating you can do in your garage, the better it will be for your new living space, and even the whole house. This is especially true if your area is subject to extreme temperatures, both hot and cold. There are lots of ways to insulate your garage, so consider all the options and choose the best one for you.

Where Do I Put the Insulation?

The obvious place to start is with an insulated garage door. You can purchase a new garage door with insulation, or even add insulation yourself. Either way, insulating your door should be the top priority.

Another common place to insulate is the walls of your garage. If you have bare stud walls that you plan to finish out, place insulation before proceeding. If you already have completed walls, you may need to cut a hole to blow in insulation.

Less Common Insulation

If your garage has an attic or crawl space above it, you need to consider placing some insulation here as well. Many people don’t think about the space above their garage, but it is a spot that can drastically affect the temperature. We’ll discuss below what options you have for insulating this important area.

A cold concrete slab doesn’t really make for a good floor for a comfortable living area. To really lock in your garage temperature, and provide a comfortable surface, consider insulating your garage floor too. It will also give you the flexibility to put down a wide range of flooring materials.

What Kinds of Insulation Do I Need?

If you’re insulating your entire garage, you’re going to need a variety of types of insulation. Your garage door can be insulated with either foam board, or for a more air-tight fit, you can use spray foam. The easiest solution for the walls is roll-out batted fiberglass insulation or even blown-in cellulose insulation.

Attics and crawl spaces can be insulated with the same rolled or blown insulation as the walls. Blow-in cellulose will allow you to get the depth that you really need in the attic. Floors will, of course, need rigid foam board insulation between a vapor barrier and the plywood subfloor.

Call Us for a New Insulated Garage Door

Neighborhood Garage Door Service of San Jose, California is available for you 24/7 if you’re insulating your entire garage. When you aren’t sure if you need a new garage door or just some insulation, we are your source. Call us anytime and we’ll set up an appointment for a consultation with one of our technicians. They’ll guide you through the process of choosing the best option for your needs and your budget.

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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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