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Garage Insulation: The Right Way of Insulating it

Oct 6th 2015 at 4:18 AM

Are you stuck with paying energy bills during the colder seasons? If ‘Yes’, then you really need to consider giving your house a dose of insulation. If you are building a house and want to have a better than average building walled in area, you will need it to be impenetrable, handle moisture appropriately, and have a good amount of insulation. Not just only “HOME”, you also need to consider insulating the areas surrounding your home.

A well-insulated garage will provide you a usable workspace all year round, even when the outside temperature drop to frightening lows. An insulated garage can control the temperature of the rooms above the garage and provide a barrier that keeps garage sounds intact and far from the living space. Insulating your garage can keep it warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer.

Before starting any garage remodeling project, you need to be mindful that there are various responses to the topic of how to insulate a garage.

Determine a method of insulation: Loose-fill and sprayed foam insulation can get easily installed between older existing walls, whereas blanket insulation can be installed if you have studs but no drywall. Loose-fill insulation that are typically blown into an open space are mostly used to insulate attics. Spray foam insulation works on the same principle as loose-fill insulation. For small applications, a sprayer is used to place the foam, which hardens somewhat over time and for larger applications, a pressure sprayer is used. Blanket insulation come in varying widths. The 16 inch width is considered the common standard width between wooden studs.

Choose an R value: R value is the measure of resistance for a particular type of insulation to heat flow. Higher the value, greater is its capability to insulate. The R value of insulating a garage depends on a variety of factors, mainly your local climate. If unable to know, ask a specialist to find you the garage R value before you start purchasing insulation.

Install the insulation: For loose-fill or spray foam insulation, cut a little opening in the drywall between each set of studs. Then, fill the areas to be insulated between the studs using a sprayer. In case of blanket insulation, push each roll between the studs, leaving the paper flaps on the edges of the roll uncovered. Depending on the height of your garage, cut the rolls into varied lengths in order to cover the whole area. When the insulation is properly set, staple the flaps directly onto the studs.

Cover the insulation with drywall: In case of spray foam or loose-fill insulation, repair the hole you made in the drywall utilizing small pieces of tape, drywall, as necessary. In case of blanket insulation, place sheets of drywall over the studs.

Installing insulation could help you save some amount in energy bills and give you a lot of other varied benefits. For optimal heat maintenance, consider insulating more than just the walls of the house. The attic, basement and crawl space of your home will benefit you more if timely insulated and checked.

We at Insulation4US deal with all types of insulation for all home types. We manage all your building projects efficiently by supplying quality insulation products and accessories at the best possible prices.

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