Is the temperature in your garage constantly too hot or too cold to be comfortable?
Uninsulated garage doors not only make your home feel colder (or hotter in the summer), but they also allow valuable heating to leak out, resulting in higher energy bills in the long run.
So, if you want to keep your garage space comfortable while saving money on energy bills, here are a few simple ways to insulate your garage door that you might find helpful.
Why Should You Insulate Your Garage Door?
Our garage door is the single largest non-insulated surface in our home, protecting the garage from the elements with a thin layer of metal.
Applying insulation to your garage door will significantly reduce the temperature inside the garage in the summer, prevent heat loss and raise the temperature inside your garage in the winter.
In addition, it will also reduce your heating bills for the entire property during the colder Australian seasons.
Other benefits of insulating your garage door include the following:
- Better comfort and versatility. Insulating your garage door allows you to use your garage as a versatile home space without worrying about changing temperatures.
- Noise reduction. Additional insulation materials often act as an excellent barrier to external sounds outside your garage door.
- Added durability. Insulated garage doors are less likely to be damaged because they have multiple layers of insulation, steel, and aluminium.
- Less element exposure. An insulated garage door helps to keep your vehicle and other objects safe from extreme temperatures.
How You Can Insulate Your Garage Door
It’s essential to understand your options regarding garage door insulation, so you can better select the right one based on your needs and budget.
Foam Board Insulation
A quick and easy technique you can insulate your garage door with is by using foam boards, especially if you have a garage door panel. While not as effective as professional panel insulation or garage door insulation kits, they can provide adequate insulation and soundproofing for your garage in the interim.
That being said, foam board insulation can be a substantial time sink. While the foam boards shouldn’t cost you too much, the additional time cost of measuring your garage door panels, cutting the foam boards to size, and installing the boards in your garage can take up a fair amount of your time.
Garage Door Insulation Kit
While insulation kits are usually more expensive and less customisable than DIY foam boards, there are also significantly more efficient. A garage door insulation kit is an effective and affordable choice if your garage needs a lot of insulation.
As garage door insulation kits usually come pre-sized, be sure to get the correct measurements for your garage door before purchasing your kit.
Insulation Tape And Seals
While you may have a well-insulated garage door, you should also be aware of the edges and the gaps of your door that can allow hot or cold air to bypass your door.
To solve this, consider investing in insulation tape or weather strip seals to cover the edges of your garage door to prevent the temperature from fluctuating. Just be sure to use the appropriate product before installing it into your garage door, as it may otherwise affect your door’s operation.
If you have the budget, consider investing in professional panel insulation installation for your currently existing garage door.
At AllStyle Garage Doors & Window Shutters, our ThermaDoor™ Garage Door Insulation is made from construction-grade expanded polystyrene (EPS) panel, laminated with an impact-resilient, easy-to-clean vinyl finish.
Not only will it be a practical option (and considerably less expensive than replacing your entire garage door), but having professionals on board will ensure proper installation and implementation, giving you the best garage door insulation possible.
Garage Door Replacement
Suppose you have an older garage door or a roller garage door that isn’t suited to panel insulation techniques. In that case, your best option is to replace it with a garage door designed specifically for temperature insulation.
Doors such as B&D Insul-Shield™ offer the highest quality insulated garage doors available on the market, offering excellent thermal and sound insulation with an EPS core that allows for better thermal retention and less moisture absorption.
Furthermore, B&D Insul-Shield™ is as aesthetically pleasing as other panel door alternatives. Its precise manufacturing processes allow for improved surface flatness, ensuring that your garage door looks great.
Insulate Your Garage Door With Help From AllStyle Garage Doors & Window Shutters
With decades of experience in providing garage doors and garage door products throughout Adelaide, AllStyle Garage Doors & Window Shutters is here to help you select the right garage door insulation for your needs. From panel installations to total garage door replacements, get in touch with us today to learn more about our garage door insulation services.