If you live in an area that is extremely hot in the summer and cold in the winter, your garage can be affected. Choosing the right garage insulation is beneficial for protecting your investment of both the garage door and the property inside the garage. Choosing the correct size kit doesn’t have to be a hard job for you as a homeowner. The team here at Neighborhood Garage Door Repair will help you find the best insulation for you!
What Is R-Value?
The right insulation for your garage door can keep your energy costs lower than a door without it. R-value measures the thermal resistance to conductive heat flow, the higher the value, the more effective it is. The R-value of some of the insulation can depend on the thickness, aging, and temperature as well as the moisture accumulation.
A general rule would be the more insulation installed, the more effective it will be against the heat flow. Also remember, the location of the installment can be affected – if it is installed in a compressed area, it won’t be as effective. You may also be able to add into your calculations the door itself as well as the ceiling and walls.
Top Brands Of Garage Door Insulation
When you are looking into insulation for your old or new garage door, you want to get the best quality which is understandable. With all the different products on the market, it can be confusing to know which products to choose. Here are some of the best brands on the market today:
- Matador DIY
- Owens Corning
- NASA Tech
- Anco DIY
- Reach Barrier
Each product will have different sizes and R-values to consider so choose what works best for your situation.
Types Of Garage Door Insulation
Each kit will have its own properties and can be different from thickness, cost per size, shape, and durability. There are also other factors to look into based on your personal needs. Here are some common types of insulation:
- Reflective foil – typically sold in rolls and can vary in thickness
- Polystyrene foam – sold in large sheets and will need to be cut down based on the size of the garage door
- Panel kits – are the easiest to install and made of plastic laminated polystyrene or fiberglass
Learning about what is essential in your particular situation is key when choosing the best fit for your garage door. Not all kits are created equal.
Steps To Install Garage Door Insulation
Many homeowners choose to install insulation themselves. Having a helper can be beneficial in making the installment a little easier. Here are some steps to take to install your new garage door insulation:
- Clean the surface with a good quality degreaser to remove any residual oils
- Apply the adhesive whether you choose Velcro strips or double-sided tape
- Test fit a few of the panels to make sure they are the correct size
- Trim any excess from the panels
- Install the barrier panels
Many of the do-it-yourself insulation kits will also come with a set of instructions.
We Are Here To Help
Neighborhood Garage Door Repair is here to help you with any issues you have. We are available for all garage door services. Give us a call and we will help right away.