How to Insulate Your Garage Door
Considering that we’ve just had another cold winter, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that there’s been an increase in sales of insulated garage doors. An insulated garage door carries with it a host of benefits, too. For example:
- An insulated garage door guards against heat loss during the winter, making your home more energy efficient
- It can help you protect expensive items in your garage from the elements and moisture buildup
- The upshot of these benefits: you will save yourself some money!
So, if you’re thinking about insulating your garage door in preparation for next winter, read on.
The Best Insulation For Garage Doors
When it comes to insulating your garage door, the first thing – and the most important thing – you need to do: choose the right insulation. You can’t go wrong with foil insulation, so we would recommend this. However, then you need to decide between single or multifoil. Multifoil is obviously more expensive, but it will perform much better, last much longer and is well worth the money.
How To Install Garage Door Insulation
To properly install the insulation, you will need to follow the steps outlined below:
- Firstly, cut the insulation to the right length to ensure it fits the internal section of the garage door.
- Secondly, to properly secure the insulation onto the internal section of the door, you will need to get yourself some foil tape – heavy-duty reflective tape can be purchased from a number of hardware shops.
- If there are any cavities in the garage door that are deeper than others, then they need to be levelled out before you tape on the multifoil installation. You can use glass wool insulation to pad out these spaces.
- Once the internal section of the garage door is level, you can then go about installing your multifoil installation.
Which Garage Door Provides The Best Insulation?
If you’re in the market for a new garage door and want to prioritise insulation, it’s best to start by choosing the right garage door material. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the garage door material which offers arguably the best insulation value is wood. However, wooden garage doors will cost more than other varieties.
In terms of garage door styles, sectional garage doors offer a great insulation value, as they tend to hit the sweet spot in terms of the number of panels. This is because roller garage doors have many panels, meaning air can easily penetrate the gaps, while up and over doors, on the other hand, have much of their insulative work undone when the singular panel draws upwards into its open position. Consequently, sectional garage doors will have the best heat retention in both scenarios.
If you’re looking for the top garage door supplier in the region, look no further than Dimension Garage Doors. We have a wide range of high-quality garage doors and automated garage door options from some of the world’s leading manufacturers. Our reliable doors combined with our technicians’ experience and skill ensures you will get a long-lasting, top quality finished result. What’s more, we offer our customers across the North West our automation, maintenance and installation services at highly competitive prices. Contact us today for more information.