There are several different types of insulation materials
March 29, 2023
Adding insulation to your garage is an easy and inexpensive way to improve the energy efficiency of your home. It also helps to protect your belongings, such as cars and tools, from the elements, and reduces drafts that come into the room from outside.
A good garage insulation system is able to block air movement between your garage and the rest of your house, as well as help prevent mold or mildew from growing in your garage or adjacent rooms. Insulation also allows you to control the temperature and humidity in your garage.
There are several different types of insulation materials that can be used for your garage. These include fiberglass, cellulose, and spray foam.
Fiberglass is one of the most common and inexpensive types of insulation and comes in rolls that fit between wall studs or loose-fill fiberglass batts. It is also available in a variety of different thicknesses, depending on your needs.
Cellulose is another popular choice and can be blown-in to the walls or ceiling of your garage. It is a great option if you want to avoid drywall and add a more finished look to your garage. It should be noted that it can be quite itchy and irritate eyes, skin, and lungs, so make sure to use the proper protective equipment when installing this type of insulation.
Foam is a very modern form of thermal insulation, which has a number of advantages. It is very light, does not weigh down the garage, it can be easily attached to the walls of the garage, and it is possible to cut it on your own without the assistance of specialists.
It is resistant to heat and cold, it does not absorb moisture, has good sound absorption indicators, does not emit toxins that could harm your health, and is extremely durable.
Mineral wool is a less expensive option than foam and is an excellent choice for those who are looking to insulate a garage. It has a lower R-value than polystyrene foam, but it is highly effective and can save you money over time as it keeps your garage warm and comfortable for longer.
Sprayed polyurethane foam is a relatively new form of garage insulation and has a number of benefits. It is not affected by fire, it does not emit toxins that could affect your health, and it can be sprayed directly onto the garage walls.
In addition, it has incredible thermal, acoustic, and chemical properties that can help you save on your utility bills.
A quality garage insulation system will increase your home’s energy efficiency and keep you warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. It will also help to protect your belongings and preserve your car’s battery.
If you’re interested in getting an estimate for your garage insulation project, give us a call or reach out to our team via email! We’ll be happy to help you!