Watch how to make the floors above your garage warmer!
Why make a fuss about energy-saving improvements in the garage? After all, this is just a place to park cars and store stuff like tools, bicycles, sports gear and trash cans.
If your house has a detached garage, then there is truly no worry about garage insulation and it's effect on the comfort and energy efficiency of the house.
When a house is built, the common wall and ceiling between the garage and the home's living space should be air-sealed and insulated. But builders sometimes skip this step. The Drying Co./ThermalTec can inspect your garage and correct garage insulation problems.
But most houses have attached garages, and if there's a structural connection between these spaces, there's also a thermal connection.
If you have an attached garage, keep reading. There's a good chance that insufficient garage insulation is compromising your comfort and costing you money, especially if you have a room over your garage.
Depending on how your garage is used and how your house is designed, upgrading garage insulation may have a big impact on comfort and energy efficiency in the rest of the house.
Looking to improve the comfort in an above-garage living space? Contact us today if you just want to know how to improve your garage insulation in Richmond, Williamsburg, Henrico, Midlothian, Newport News, Toano, Chesterfield, Mechanicsville, Yorktown, Hampton, and other nearby towns and cities.
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Garages can cause your house to lose heat in winter and be a source of heat gain in summer. Cold (or warm) air infiltrates the garage ceiling assembly and makes its way to the living space above.
Insulating the garage ceiling. It's essential to insulate the garage ceiling if there is living space above the garage. Without garage ceiling insulation, the living space above the garage will be uncomfortably cold in winter and distressingly hot in summer. You'll be wasting energy nearly all year round.
Along with any garage insulation upgrade, The Drying Co./ThermalTec will also air-seal the garage to eliminate energy-wasting leaks and prevent harmful auto emissions from entering your living space.
Insulating garage walls. When the garage is attached to the house, the wall that separates the garage from the living space should be air-sealed, insulated and finished with fire-rated drywall.
SPECIAL UPGRADE OPTION: SilverGlo™ rigid foam insulation from Dr. Energy Saver can provide insulating and air-sealing value superior to other types of garage insulation. SilverGlo™ offers high R-value, durability (it won't compress like fiberglass) and immunity to mold and moisture damage. Plus it has an integral radiant barrier for additional energy savings.
Installing new garage doors. There are two types of doors in garages: those for people and those for cars. A people-type garage door should be insulated and weatherstripped for energy efficiency, and rated for fire protection specified in local building codes.
Many people like to use the garage for carpentry, woodworking or automotive projects.
If you have a garage workshop, it pays to insulate the garage so that you can work comfortably regardless of weather conditions outside.
When it comes to the larger garage doors used for cars, many homeowners choose insulated versions as well, either when a house is built or when replacing old garage doors.
Insulated garage doors have cores that are filled with foam insulation, and metal "skins" that are often textured and detailed to look like old-fashioned frame-and-panel doors made from a solid wood design.
Although insulated garage doors are more expensive than uninsulated "economy" versions, they're often well worth the extra investment. In addition to improving energy efficiency, the door's insulated core helps to prevent the metal surface from being dented and bent out of shape. Home insulation is very important to a home's overall comfort and efficiency.
Call 1-833-933-3111 or contact us online to schedule a Free Estimate for garage insulation in Henrico, Williamsburg, Richmond, and neighboring locations.
We also offer a comprehensive home energy audit to identify all the areas within your home that could be causing some high utility bills and discomfort.