Monday, May 22nd, 2017 by Gwen Hurd
Personally, I love garage sales. There’s nothing more fun than poking around and looking for treasures. My grandmother once found a rare vase worth $10,000, for $10! Everyone knows someone who found something amazing hidden amongst discarded knickknacks.
Call me obsessed with energy and efficiency, but all this time in garages has me thinking about garage insulation.
Garages are overlooked, even more than basements and attics, when builders construct houses. Garages aren’t typically considered part of the home’s living space, so builders often forget about proper garage insulation.
But forgetting garage insulation can lead to problems INSIDE your house!
If you’ve got living space above your garage, like many split level homes, an uninsulated ceiling can lead to icy cold floors in the winter and sweltering hot rooms in the summer.
If your garage is attached to your house, as most garages are, the wall between the two spaces should be air-sealed and insulated. Lack of insulation here leads to drafty winters and AC escaping in the summer.
Lastly, your garage door should be insulated, with full weather-stripping, to keep the garage air outside your house. Garages can get pretty nasty in the summer heat, weather-stripping will keep that hot humid air from costing you a fortune in AC costs.
Here’s what Dr. Energy Saver, a Blackdog Affiliate, can do:
These improvements will lead to a more comfortable and energy efficient space, year round.