Six Easy Steps Of Insulating Garage Door With Foam Board
The garage door, no matter which material it is made of or how thick the material is, will need the proper insulation. Insulating the garage door with sheets of foam board needs some proper steps to follow which are mentioned below:
- Measurement: To start the job the first step is to measure down the length as well as the width of each panel or the section forming the garage door. Many garage doors have a metal lip or track which is surrounding the individual sections. Run the measurement tape from edge to edge for sections but without the metal framing. Note down each measurement, or simply work section by section.
- Cut Down A Sheet Of Rigid Foam Insulation: The user needs to use the 1 1/2-inch-thick insulation for doors with the metal framing, and 2-inch-thick material for the doors without it. Alternatively, the user can also use the 2 layers of thinner material and then glue the second layer with the first. Cut partially through the insulation with the help of a utility knife and then snap the material in two.
- Spread Construction Adhesive: Use the adhesive that is designed for use with the foam insulation and apply it across one side of the insulation board. Outline all the edges and then run a few small lines across the remainder of the foam piece.
- Place The Insulation Against The Door: In the appropriate section keep the insulation. Slightly bend or flex the piece if required to fit it in between the metal framing pieces. A snug fit is allowed to a loose one this will not only allow less thermal penetration but will also help the framing to hold the insulation in place.
- Smooth Across The Insulation: Pressing firmly in order to smooth out the insulation, this will help to create a strong contact bond between the insulation and the garage door. Now seal any of the breaks between pieces and also around the section edges using the aluminum foil tape, this will help to hold the board in exact place while reinforcing a thermal barrier.
- Hold The Insulation In Place: In order to hold the insulation in place simply lean a few wooden boards or anything handy on the door and this will also help to maintain strong contact with the adhesive.