Should I Have My Garage Insulated?
Insulating your garage depends on a few different circumstances. Before you make plans to have your garage insulated in Denver, CO, by a team of professionals, you should consider asking the following questions:
- Is your garage attached to your home?
- Is your attached garage beneath a room in your home?
- Do you use your garage for mechanic work, woodwork, or other activities?
If you answered yes to any of the above questions, you might want to consider having your garage insulated, especially if you have a finished room in your house directly above the garage. If you don’t have a finished room above the garage, it’s still beneficial to insulate the exterior walls of the garage. If you regularly use your garage for recreational purposes or work, you may want to consider insulating both your garage’s interior and exterior walls. Our experts can help you decide what insulation options are best for your situation and what you wish to achieve.
What is the R-Value of Garage Insulation?
We rate garage insulation on a scale called an R-value. When the R-value of insulation material is low, it conducts heat efficiently. When the R-value is high, it doesn’t conduct heat as well, making it great for insulation. A higher R-value generally means better insulation.
Garage Insulation Challenges
Homeowners often encounter several problems when deciding whether to insulate their garage. Below, we’ve answered some of the most common questions we receive about garage insulation:
- Should I Finish My Garage? Because garages in Denver are rarely finished like the rest of your home, they won’t have a quality air barrier for temperature control and energy efficiency for your home.
- Do I Need to Install Edge Insulation? Garages are typically built on concrete slabs that have no insulation. Because of this, the concrete slab the garage sits on tends to be a massive cause of lost energy and heat within the space. Installing edge insulation is typically ineffective, expensive, and challenging.
- Should I Connect My Garage to The Duct System? Garages are rarely connected to the duct/HVAC system of a home.
- Does Garage Door Insulation Work? Because most garage doors are uninsulated, it’s nearly impossible to seal the space. Some preventative measures like foam board insulation can be taken to try and seal as much of the space as possible while making your garage door more durable.
Should I Have Garage Ceiling Insulation or Garage Wall Insulation?
If you’re only using your garage for storage for things like tools and your car, insulating the exterior walls might not benefit your situation. However, suppose you have a finished room above your garage or plan on using it for activities such as work or hobbies. In that case, you may want to consider having insulation installed along the exterior, ceiling, and interior walls. If your garage isn’t below a finished room but borders a wall of the home, you should also consider insulating the exterior, ceiling, and interior walls.
How Much Energy Can I Save by Insulating My Garage?
Your garage is the least energy-efficient space in your home, so adding insulation will help you save money on energy bills and moderate the temperature of your garage, which reduces the amount of energy required to heat or cool the rest of your home.
Are Insulated Garage Doors More Durable?
Yes, insulating your garage door will make it more energy-efficient and durable. Garage doors that don’t have insulation are at a higher risk for dents from cars and other natural wear and tear over time. Insulating it can protect it.
Contact NetZero Insulation Today for a Consultation
If you’re interested in learning more about how insulating your garage can improve the comfort, functionality, and energy efficiency of the space, our team can visit your home and conduct a complete assessment to inform you what the best options are for your home and lifestyle. With nearly three decades of experience in the industry, we’re committed to helping you improve the comfort and efficiency of your home. Contact us today to learn more about our insulation services or schedule a consultation with our friendly team. We look forward to hearing from you!