Garage Door Insulation Red Deer
You cannot avoid or delay garage door insulation. An insulated garage door will definitely reduce your energy consumption. The garage will be a much more comfortable space, warmer during winters and cooler during summers. The ambience will be much more cheerful as considerably hot and cold places are equally dreary. Garage door insulation also reduces noise from outside. This is crucial if you live on a major thoroughfare in a city or just off an arterial road. There are different approaches to insulate a garage door. Let us explore the popular options.
One of the most common insulating materials is batt. It is a flexible insulating material, often installed in
all exterior walls. The primary component of batt is fiberglass. Batt insulation is affordable. It has foil or
paper to act as air or vapor barriers. The material is rated R-3 to R-4 per inch of thickness.
Another common material is foam, usually available as boards or rigid panels. Foam boards are made of
polystyrene. They are not as thick as batt but provide similar or better insulation. Such panels can be as
slender as half an inch or as thick as an inch. You may choose foam boards faced with vinyl or aluminum.
It is more expensive than batt.
You may consider reflective insulation. These are also boards, quite rigid and made of polyethylene
bubbles and cardboard with reflective aluminum foil on either or both sides. Such insulation can reflect
any radiant heat and is hence deemed effective in hot or tropical climate. The R-value ranges from 3.5 to
You should choose the right kind of garage door insulation depending on the type of garage you have, the
material your door is made of and the climate you must prepare for. Steel doors can pretty much have
any type of insulation. Wooden doors fare better with foam boards. Usually, more than one layer of
insulation is recommended. Flat doors can have reflective or foam insulation. These cannot have panels
fit into the frames. Taping or gluing is appropriate.
Regardless of the type of insulation you consider, you must factor in the long term viability of the material
given the kind of door you have. It should be noted that insulating materials have a certain weight and this
will add more tension or pressure on the door. The springs should be adjusted to endure the increased
tension. Our Red Deer garage door repair team can fix your problem the same day. call us today!