Do you want to make summer activities more pleasant and enjoyable? Stay cool with garage door insulation this summer! Keeping a garage cool in the summer months can be a challenge and installing air conditioning can be expensive, but with the correct guidance and tools, you can insulate your garage yourself. Insulation will keep you cool, reduce your energy bills and keep unwanted debris out of your garage. Get insulating now!

Which Type of Insulation is Best For You?

Reflective Insulation

These rolls of insulation are made out of highly reflective aluminum foil that are applied on both sides of either cardboard or polyethylene bubbles. This reflects radiant heat, causing the space to decrease in temperature. Reflective insulation is light-weight and easy to size and cut for installation. It is very effective and is typically the least expensive option. The only potential downside is that it may not be as visually appealing as other options.

SEE: Why You Need An Insulated Garage Door

Cellulose Insulation

Cellulose is a more recent solution to garage heat and is growing in popularity. Cellulose insulation is usually blown into walls and ceiling cavities with a special blowing tool. The blowing tool can usually be rented at nearby tool stores. Tool stores will often let you rent a blowing tool for free or at a reduced price if you purchase the cellulose from them. Cellulose is a good choice when working with finished walls – all you have to do is create a hole big enough for the hose to be blown through and then patch the hole up once the project is finished.

Fiberglass Insulation

Fiberglass is the best option when dealing with exposed and unfinished garage walls. Throughout the years, fiberglass has been proven to be effective and beneficial. You can find pre-cut batts and rolls at the store to install yourself. Fiberglass is both water and fire resistant, which is an important factor to remember when choosing which type of insulation to purchase. A great benefit to fiberglass is that it has acoustic control because fiber is a naturally sound absorbent material, meaning noisy car starters can be a thing of the past.

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Consider A New Garage Door from Motor City Door

Your garage is one of the most utilized spaces on your property. Treat yourself and your garage to a brand new garage door with insulation to make the most of your home’s space. Motor City Door has a showroom full of exquisite doors that will be the finishing touch to your summer project. Call 888-355-9040 or contact us online for more information.

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