Many garage doors that are purchased today come with insulation. However, it you have a door that is not insulated, you might be wondering if you should insulate your garage door.
When You Shouldn’t Insulate Your Garage Door
The type of garage you have dictates your decision to insulate. If you have an attached garage it is a good idea to insulate your garage door. However, if you have a detached garage, it may not make sense to go to the expense of insulating the garage door.
Why You Should Insulate Your Garage Door
Insulating your garage door will help prevent the loss of heat from your home in the winter and keep you home cooler in the summer. Your garage is like having an extra room to your house, however that room is not temperature controlled like the rest of your home. A garage will get cold during the winter, and hot during the summer. These changes in temperature are absorbed by your house and can result in heat loss during the winter, or heating up in the summer.
To prevent such drastic changes in temperature in your garage you can insulate the garage door. This helps moderate the temperature in the garage so not as much heat is lost from the house during the summer or transferred into the house during the summer.
How to Insulate Your Garage Door
If you are wanting to insulate your garage door, you should start by placing weather stripping at the bottom of the door. This will help to eliminate some of the draftiness of the door. You can then purchase an insulation kit from your local home improvement store. These do-it-yourself kits are about $60.00.
If you are not a do-it-yourselfer, you can have it installed for you. Just contact your garage door service company.
If you have an attached garage, insulating your garage door is a no-brainer. Doing so will moderate temperatures in your garage preventing heat loss from your home and saving you money. Insulate your garage door today.