DIY Garage Door Insulation, Garage Door Insulation

The weather is getting colder. Things could not look worse for your garage. It is not just your cars and your hardware. Your garage is probably the largest space in your home that is not insulated. Not only is it an uncomfortably cold place to be, but it is also a huge source of heat loss for your house.

Luckily, it is a relatively simple thing to insulate your garage door. DIY garage door insulation is cheap and easy, saves on energy costs, and produces a more comfortable environment for work or even for just traveling between car and house. It is generally accomplished in three ways.

The first two ways are through garage door insulation kits. These kits generally employ either reflective foil polyethylene strips or molded polystyrene strips as insulation. The polystyrene kits are slightly more efficient. These kits come with adhesive and require only a utility knife, a straightedge, and a tape measure to deploy on the inside of your garage door. Most home furnishing or hardware stores, which sell these kits, will install them for a small fee, but this is largely unnecessary. The third way, and the way of the true do it yourself home handyman, is to cut your own strips of foam core and attach them to the inside wall of your garage door with double-sided adhesive tape. This is more time consuming, but cheaper. Finally, apply double-lipped weather stripping to the bottom of the door to seal the gap between the door and the floor or driveway.

Now your garage door is sealed from the cold. Keeping the heat in keeps the garage a workable space, and the insulation will save money down the road in heating bills through the winter. In terms of time and energy, garage insulation is a quick and easy way to improve your home and do it yourself.

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