How to Insulate Garage Doors

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Chances are, your garage door is the largest opening to your house. However, many homeowners overlook the importance of good garage entry door insulation. A properly insulated garage door has many advantages, including keeping precious heat in and keeping pests, such as insects and mice, out.

You may choose to buy a new eco-friendly garage gate with good insulation. However, it is possible to insulate your current garage doorway. The advice below offers a range of insulating methods that may prove useful.

1. First, measure your car port door and buy the appropriate amount of polyurethane foam. This can be purchased from your local hardware store and comes in sheets or rolls. Simply, cut the polyurethane foam to size and place it in the panels of your garage door. Next, cover the foam with aluminum tape.

2. Alternatively, you may like to use polystyrene as an insulator. Again, you will need to measure your door and purchase the appropriate amount of polystyrene foam. This can then be cut to size and glued to the door. Additionally, you may like to use panel brackets, which, when attached to the foam, will increase insulation.

3. Another simple insulation method is to use a weather strip. This can be purchased from all good hardware stores and can be simply placed on the garage gateway. Ideally, you should select a durable strip, as this will last for many years. A weather strip, especially if double layered, will help to reduce draughts. Weather strips come with an adhesive side, which can be attached to your door in seconds. Take care when attaching the weather strip, because stretching it will reduce its effectiveness.

4. On the other hand, you may like to consider buying a prefabricated garage insulation kit. These can be found in all good hardware stores. When installing an insulation kit, it is important to follow all of the manufacturer's instructions carefully.

Whichever insulation method you choose, it is a good idea to test your handiwork. So, close the garage and place your hand along the surface of the door and its edges to check for any draughts. Of course, if there is a breeze, you will need to further insulate that section of the door.

It is extremely beneficial to invest in good garage insulation. It is the eco-friendly solution that will reduce your fuel consumption and prevent unwanted pest infestations. Remember, a little work and a small cost now could save you a lot of money in energy costs and pest control bills in the future.

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Larry Blickly has 644 articles online

Larry Blickly has been providing helpful information regarding Garage Door Brevard for many years. His expertise is the result of years of hands on experience in the garage door business. If you are having trouble with your door and would like some help he recommends giving Garage Door Repair Brevard a call.

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This article was published on 2011/03/31