How To Insulate A Garage Door: Easy Procedure Of Insulation


Easy Procedure Of Insulation Of Garage Door

In most of the garages, the only thing that is used for insulation is a thin sheet of metal or wood which is not good. By measuring the garage door properly the owner can use either foam board or a garage door insulation kit, which can help to reduce the energy bills, and will help to make the garage more comfortable, and will easily insulate the garage door.

Choosing The Best Insulation

  1. Options: For the lighter insulation use the foam board or reflective paneling. Foamboard, as well as the reflective paneling, are usually the cheaper and the lighter options for insulation of garage door. For the area without extreme temperatures, use foam board or reflective paneling on the garage door to insulate it.
  2. More Effective Insulation: For the more effective insulation use the garage door insulation kit. The insulation kits are normally more expensive as well as less customizable than foam board and are much more effective. Pick a garage door insulation kit if there is a need of a lot of insulation in the garage, or for the area which gets very hot or very cold often.
  3. Face The Foiled Side: Keep the foiled side right in the direction where the user wants to reflect the most heat. Some of the insulation will have foil on one side, meaning the user needs to choose which way they want it to face. To keep the garage cooler install with the foil facing in the door, or to keep more heat inside the garage that time install it with a foil facing into the garage.

Insulation With Foam Board Or Reflective Paneling

  1. Clean The Garage Door: With the help of a household cleaner and the paper towels clean the door. This will help to remove the layers of dirt, grime, as well as the grease that is built upon the garage door and this, in turn, will help the insulation to adhere to the door strongly. Use a household spray cleaner to spray down the entire inside of the garage door and then wipe it clean using the paper towel.
  2. Measure The Dimensions: Take the interior door panels dimension. Most of the standard garage doors are made up of several smaller panels that are easily visible from the inside. With the help of a measuring tape measure down the dimensions of panels. Measure the height, width, as well as the depth of the panels to determine how much insulation is needed.
  3. Purchase The Insulation: Foamboard, as well as the reflective paneling, are the effective types of insulation available at a very low price. They can be purchased from any local hardware store, it is advisable to find the foil-backed expanded polystyrene foamboards that should be around of the same thickness as the depth of the garage door panels.
  4. Cut The Insulation To The Right Size: The user should work on one panel at a time, with the help of a craft knife or using a small hand saw trim a piece of insulation to the exact measurements. In order to make sure that the cuts are straight and the corners are square then use a straight edge such as a metal rule.
  5. Press The Insulation: If there is a panel railings then press the insulation. Most of the garage doors have metal railings 1 or 2 inches deep that can be used to hold down the insulation in right place. Keep the foiled side facing towards the user, then slide in one edge of the insulation in the one side of the railings to secure it firmly. Slightly bend the foam board so that it can be pushed behind the railings from the other sides of the panel until it rests securely into proper place.
  6. Use A Strong Adhesive: For a door without panels use the best and strong adhesive. If the door is entirely flat, then use a strong adhesive to hold down the foam board in place. Put several drops of the adhesive on the non-foiled side of the insulation, roughly 1 inch from the edges and the 3 inches apart. Make sure not to touch the adhesive, firmly press down the board or panel on the door.
  7. Repeat Until The Garage Door Is Covered: Once the one piece of foam board or the reflective paneling is placed and secured as well, repeat the same process for the rest of panels.
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