If someone told you your home needs insulation, you’d probably give them a funny look, as if to say, “Obviously.” What if someone told you the same thing about your garage, though? You’d probably give them another funny look, but for a different reason. Why insulate a garage? It’s the garage, after all; unlike the people living under your roof, it’s not like your power tools are going to complain about getting a chill. But, in reality, there are three important things garage door insulation does:
- Keeps the garage warmer
- Keeps your home warmer
- Saves on utility bills
Now, again, you might not care about how warm your garage is. But you definitely care about keeping your home warm and doing so at a reasonable price. The problem with most garages is that, for all intents and purposes, there are no real barriers between the structure and the outside world. Sure, it will keep the elements out, but you already know how cold a garage gets during the winter. That’s due to a lack of insulation. In and of itself, that’s not the end of the world. As mentioned above, you’re probably not overly concerned with how your power tools feel about the temperature. However, by insulating your garage, you’re actually insulating your home for the winter. Without insulation in your garage, a lot of your home’s heat—which you’re probably paying a good amount for—is going to find its way outside. You want to make sure heat isn’t leaving your home for the garage, forcing you to crank up the heat even more and suffer from a spike in the cost of your utility bill. There are other benefits of insulating your garage, such as reducing the amount of time you need to spend warming up your car in the morning; dampening external noise, making for a quieter, more private home; and increasing the value of your home thanks to greater energy efficiency. At Larry Myers Garage Doors, we have over 40 years of professional experience installing, repairing, and insulating garage doors. So if you’re a homeowner in Portland, OR or Vancouver, WA, and want to learn more about our services, contact us. As a family-owned business, we offer same-day repairs and services and value creating lasting bonds with all of the clients we serve.