Insulation Options For Your Garage
If you're trying to make your home as energy efficient as possible, don't forget about insulating your garage. Your home can lose heat in the winter and gain heat in the summer through the garage walls. Whether you plan to use the garage for a workspace or not, insulation is important. Here are some options to consider.
Fiberglass Batt Insulation Is Easy To Install
Fiberglass insulation is easy to install, and you might be able to do it yourself. However, you can hire an insulation company to install it for you. All you have to do is cut the batt to the right length and push it into a wall cavity. However, the walls have to be open. If your garage walls are already closed, you'll probably want a different option.
Also, if your walls are open, once the batt insulation is installed, you'll probably need to close the walls so there are no loose fiberglass fibers floating around your garage.
Rigid Foam Boards Can Be Used On The Floor Too
If you want to use your garage for a work area or recreation room instead of for parking your car, then you might want to use rigid foam board insulation. These can go behind walls and on the garage door. You can even place the boards on the floor and cover them with flooring material.
Blown Insulation Is For Closed Walls
An insulation company can blow insulation bits between the walls of your garage. They might use fiberglass or cellulose and completely fill wall voids so there are no air leaks. Since the insulation is blown in, the walls have to be finished first.
An insulation company needs to cut holes in the wall to blow the insulation in and then the holes are patched over. Blown insulation is a good choice if you want to use a heater or window AC in the garage because the insulation will help with climate control as long as you seal up other air leaks too.
Spray Foam Is A Good Choice For A Conversion
Your insulation company can also install spray foam insulation in your garage. However, spray foam is more costly and it may not be necessary if all you want is to reduce heat transfer through the garage and house walls. However, if you want to convert your garage, spray foam would be ideal since it closes gaps and helps control the climate to keep your garage comfortable all seasons of the year. Contact an insulation company for more information.