There are several benefits that can be derived from insulating your garage door. Not only can it reduce your energy bills and protect your garage’s content from elements, but can also go a long way to increase the return on your property’s value, reduce noise, increase the garage door’s strength and deliver a more convenient garage and home. Insulating your garage is a task you can actually take on by yourself. However, if you lack proper training or experience, we’d recommend you leave it for a reliable professional who can ensure the project is done right, the first time - saving you both time and money. This guide will give you a good insight on how you can go about the project.
To insulate your garage, you’ll need a fibreglass insulation, garage door insulation, expanding foam, drywall, gloves and long sleeves, wood, sharp utility knife as well as a staple gun and staples. Now let’s take a look at the garage door insulation process!
lClear The Walls
• Remove the drywall (if present)
• Clean out the dirt and stud cavities.
• Wipe out any chemicals in the garage like gasoline.
lIdentify Gaps & Cracks In The Wall
• Shake your expanding foam vigorously for about a minute.
• Attach the straw to the can and use it to spray the wall openings.
• Fill the gaps until its 50% full
• Leave the foam to fill the openings completely in about 5 to 15 minutes. It should be hardened or completely cured within 6 to 8 hours.
lInstall Fibreglass Insulation
• Staple the insulation’s paper face to the side of the stud and not the face.
• Place a piece of wwod on the insulation’s top to act as a guide to properly cut the insulation to size.
• Cut the excess insulation with a utility knife.
• Tuck in the insulation to make for easier stapling.
• Staple the insulation down to the stud’s side.
lUse Drywall To Cover The Insulation
• Screw and glue the drywall to the stud.
• Do not leave the insulation’s paper exposed.