Another room in the home that is too often overlooked by home owners when it comes to insulation is the garage. Home builders are also guilty of this and will also often not insulate the garage when building the home.
Even though insulating the garage may not be as critical as insulating the rest of the house, it still is important. A garage that is not insulated can lead to higher energy costs and make your home less energy efficient as a whole.
There are many benefits to having your garage insulated. The benefit you will notice the most is if your energy bills each month are going to be a lot less, simply because less energy will be needed to heat the garage.
Air tight garages can also help to prevent bad chemicals, such as carbon monoxide, from entering your home and causing problems. Finally, a garage that is well-insulated will also reduce the odds that you will disturb somebody inside the house when you run a car or other high powered cards.
Here at San Antonio Spray Foam Professionals, one of our teams will be able to insulate your home’s garage very easily. First, we will take the time to fill in the existing cracks or gaps with either silicone caulk or foam sealant. We will pay special attention to sealing the holes where there are any electrical wires or plumbing pipes.
After that, we will work to begin the insulation process. We can insulate both the ceiling and the walls, in addition to install a new garage door.
The ceiling is easily the most critical part of the garage to insulate because doing so will conserve the most energy; insulating the walls is good, but without the ceiling being insulated the garage will still feel cold.
When it comes to insulating the walls, the wall that will be the most important to insulate will be the wall that separates the garage from the rest of your home’s living space. This wall should always be insulated, air sealed, and then completed with fire rated drywall. Our team will check the finished wall for insulation and can offer insulation options that will not requires the existing drywall to be taken down.
Finally, we will also install a new garage door in your home if you so desire it as well. The best kind of insulated door for a garage should be one that has full weather stripping.
All in all, if you are concerned about energy loss via your garage and rising energy costs, don’t hesitate to give San Antonio Spray Foam Professionals a call. No two garages may be exactly alike, but we will know full well the process that is required to make your garage as warm and energy efficient as it can be.