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Know When to Insulate Your Garage Door

By Kravelv @kravelv

Many homeowners find themselves at a crossroads when trying to decide whether or not to insulate their garage. There always seems to be something more important regarding your home to take care of.

When making the decision on insulation, it is best to weigh the pros and cons and luckily for you, I have written them down below.

Reasons to Insulate Your Garage

Prevent Mold

The key to mold growth is moisture. When you open and close your garage door, the outside temperatures are able to enter the inside of your garage. When your garage cools, moisture in the air condenses, which can result in the formation of mold.

Mold can be hazardous to your health and damage the walls of your garage. It is wise to seal air leaks in your garage to prevent the formation of mold in your garage.

Protect Valuables

Detached garages are subject to extreme temperatures, depending on the weather where you live, since there is no source of heat available.

When storing items of value in your garage, you want to avoid these extreme temperatures and insulation can lower the impact.

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Save Energy

A wall or ceiling of the main house is often shared with an attached garage. With this, heat and cool air can escape through the wall or floor to the garage on the other side.

Because of that escaping air, you may notice that your electricity bill is higher than you wish. Basic insulation can lower your bills and that alone is enough to convince many homeowners that insulation is the right choice for their garage.

Decrease Noise

If you are someone who is constantly working on new projects in your garage, reducing the noise you can hear outside can benefit your concentration.

Derail Unwanted Four-legged Visitors

A garage is often the home to many small unwanted animals if they are able to maneuver their way in there. A basic garage is simple for these creatures to get around in. Insulation can keep these animals away.

Reasons Not to Insulate Your Garage


It will be your decision on much time your want to invest in creating the garage that you desire for your home. If you are limited on time, insulation may not be for you.

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Any new addition to your home should always be seen as an investment. Yes, it may cost a nice chunk up front, but you want to look at how much you will be saving in your heating and electricity bills in the future.

Making Your Decision

When making your decision, you will want look at what is in the best interest of your home. Insulation may be pricey up front, but remember it is an investment.

Look at the reasons provided above and decide whether or not insulation is best for you.


Author Bio:

Peter is the owner of South West Garage Door Service, offering premier garage door repair in Murrieta, Lake Elsinore, and Menifee, Ca.  We provide services for a wide range of customers who’ve come to depend on our high quality professionalism, superior workmanship and unsurpassed level of customer service.


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