With winter fast approaching, it's time to turn our attention to reducing heat loss in our homes. And we often overlook the garage, especially the garage door. Often un-insulated and constantly exposed to outside weather, garage doors are a major source of preventable heat loss. Here's how to quickly and easily save that heat this winter and turn your garage into a more comfortable place when the weather outside is frigid.
Ranging in price from $70 to $200, garage door insulation kits make insulating your garage door an expedient project. Kits typically include double- or single-sided reflective insulation, double-sided tape or screws, and alcohol wipes to clean the application surface. Installing is as easy as sizing and cutting a piece of insulation to fit a panel on your garage door and securing it with the included adhesive or screws.
Insulating your garage door increases its thermal performance, allowing it to keep warm air inside on cool days and cold air in on hot days. Plus, adding insulation to your garage door qualifies you for homeowner tax credits (30 percent of the insulation's cost if you install before the end of this year).
Until next time,
The Home Know-It-All