Garage Insulation Options

Insulating your garage is important for a number of reasons. Insulation prohibits heat transfer and air seepage. It also allows you to save money on energy costs. Basically, there is no point in insulating everything around your home if you allow air to come in through your garage. It’s important to insulate the wall that edges your home’s interior and the ceiling.

Cellulose, fiberglass, rigid foam, and spray foam are the four main types of garage insulation. Cellulose is mostly made from recycled newspapers. There is a special blowing machine that is used to blow the cellulose into wall and ceiling cavities. Cellulose can be a bit tricky to install but is a great choice for filling finished walls. Fiberglass is best for insulating unfinished walls. They fit between ceiling joists and wall studs, and are sold in batts. Fiberglass can also be made with or wrapped in low-itch fibers. They are normally simple to install and inexpensive. Spray foam is mostly used for filling gaps around windows, vents, or doors. It’s also used in the ceilings and walls of new homes. If your garage has a concrete floor then rigid foam will work best.

Once the garage has been properly insulated, the next important step is to seal it. It is crucial to inspect each area since there might be dangerous chemicals around this space. Make sure to fill in the areas around the drywall and seal it to the floor. Examine every nook and cranny in your garage (windows, doors) for any air that may be coming in. If you want to feel safe and secure, it will also be best to buy a metal door in order to avoid a potential fire.

To improve garage safety, insulation issues need to be addressed.