Insulating your garage is a good idea if you plan to add heat or air conditioning to the area. There are several materials to choose from for the walls,ceiling and door. Our team at Garage Door Company of Raleigh will be happy to go over the 4 different types of garage door insulation that are on the market.
1. Fiberglass Batt Insulation
The most commonly used type of insulation for garages is fiberglass. This insulation can be bought in rolls or pre-cut batts that are usually backed with foil or paper which act as a vapor barrier. It fits between the wall studs and ceiling joists of your garage for easy installation.
If you are on a tight budget fiberglass insulation is the most affordable. It is also the easiest to install.
2. Rigid Foam Insulation
This insulation comes in large sheets and is usually made from a similar material to Styrofoam called polystyrene. Rigid foam provides a high insulating per inch of thickness making it great for thin walls. It is also easily cut to fit any space.
If you are considering this insulation option make sure to check the fire rating. You want to verify the type you choose is fire-resistant.
3. Spray Foam Insulation
Spray Foam Insulation is more expensive than the other types of insulation. It is sprayed with a gun that releases two different materials at once. The foam is formed when the two materials meet. It is very strong, gets into small spaces and can reduce moisture as well as minimize noise.
- Closed Cell Foam- The cells are close together and contain a gas to help it get larger and insulate. Closed cell foam is also stronger than open cell and has a higher R-value of the two types.
- Open Cell Foam- This type is less dense than the open cell. It cost less but requires a thicker layer since the R-value is lower per inch.
There are pros and cons to both of these options. If you need professional help deciding to give us a call.
4. Cellulose Insulation
Cellulose insulation is made from mostly recycled newspapers. It is treated with a chemical to make it flame retardant and helps discourage rodents. This insulation is growing in popularity and environmentally friendly.
This type of insulation is blown into the walls and ceiling with a blowing machine. Since it is a loose material this type of insulation can only be used in finished walls and ceilings.
Call For Help With Insulating Your Garage Door
When insulating your garage you want to make sure to include your garage door. Not only will it help with the heating and cooling, but it also provides a sound barrier so you do not disturb the neighbors. Rigid foam can be cut to fit each panel of your door or you can buy an insulation kit.
When you have your garage insulated the right way, you make your garage more functional and comfortable to use. By calling our team at Garage Door Company of Raleigh you know your insulation project is done right. Call us today and we will take care of it for you.