The main reason for insulating your garage space is primarily for comfort and another is to save money. By insulating your garage you will keep the space warmer in winter months and cooler in the summer months, as the opportunity for air to leak in or out is prevented.
Insulation will also help reduce noise levels. A property that has a garage attached to it can benefit from wall insulation between the connecting walls to reduce noise penetration.
To make the entire garage space insulated, you will need to consider everything from the walls, floor, ceiling and the existing garage door.
In pre 1920’s buildings there were no cavity walls, so the solid walls which were built would get cold very quickly from the outside into the inside. Properties built after the 1920’s may have cavity walls, which take longer for the cold to penetrate. By installing insulation to or within a wall will create a barrier against the cold.
The floor can allow a space to feel colder, especially if it is made from solid stone or concrete. Even timber floors can feel cold if there is opportunity for drafts to enter the room.
Ceilings can be insulated quite easily using loft insulation. This is commonly made from fibre glass and comes in rolls, which can be cut to the right size. There are other solid types available to purchase.
The largest hole that is protected in the garage is the garage door. An old or thin garage door may be allowing air leaking to take place. Cool air could be getting through gaps within the seals or through the thin material of the door itself.
An insulated garage door will provide a barrier against cool air entering the space. It will act as a plug for the opening when the door is closed.
Insulated garage doors are available in a range of different door styles. These range from garage roller doors to the sectional garage door. Both door types operate and are mechanically different, but there main purpose is the same. Provide security and insulate the garage space within.
By sealing the entire garage space with insulation provides a warm environment for you to enjoy or work in. You will be able to regulate the temperature within more easily reducing the need to heat the area in colder months and as a result reduce your household energy bill.