Why make a fuss about energy-saving improvements in the garage? After all, isn’t this a place to park cars and store things like tools, bicycles, sports gear, and trash cans?
If your house has a detached garage, then there is truly no worry about garage insulation and its effect on the comfort and energy efficiency of the house. However, an attached garage that is poorly insulated can absolutely affect your home's comfort -- especially if you have a finished room over the garage.
If you want to improve your garage insulation, call the local experts at GSM Services today. We provide complete insulation solutions for homeowners in Charlotte, Huntersville, Gastonia, Mount Holly, Fort Mill and the surrounding areas.
When a home is built, the common wall and ceiling between the garage and the home's living space should be air-sealed and insulated. However, builders often skip this step. GSM Services can inspect your garage and correct garage insulation problems.
Since most houses have attached garages, and therefore a structural connection between these spaces, there's also a thermal connection. If you have an attached garage, there's a good chance that insufficient garage insulation is compromising your comfort and costing you money, especially if you have a room over your garage.
Depending on the design of the home and how your garage is regularly used, upgrading garage insulation may have a big impact on comfort and energy efficiency in the rest of the house.
It's essential to insulate the garage ceiling if there is living space above the garage. Without garage ceiling insulation, the living space above the garage will be uncomfortably cold in winter and hot in summer. You'll be wasting energy nearly all year round.
When the garage is attached to the house, the wall that separates the garage from the living space should be air sealed, insulated, and finished with fire-rated drywall.
SilverGlo™ rigid foam insulation installed by the experts at GSM Services, can provide insulating and air sealing value superior to other types of garage insulation. SilverGlo™ offers high R-value, durability (it won’t compress like fiberglass) and immunity to mold and moisture damage. Plus it has an integral radiant barrier for additional energy savings.
There are two types of doors in garages: those for people and those for cars. A people-type garage door should be insulated and weather-stripped for energy efficiency, and rated for fire protection specified in local building codes.
When it comes to the larger garage doors used for cars, many homeowners choose insulated versions as well, either when a house is built or when replacing old garage doors.
Insulated garage doors have cores that are filled with foam insulation, and metal "skins" that are often textured and detailed to look like old-fashioned frame-and-panel doors made from a solid wood design.
Although insulated garage doors are more expensive than uninsulated "economy" versions, they're often well worth the extra investment. In addition to improving energy efficiency, the door's insulated core helps to prevent the metal surface from being dented and bent out of shape. Home insulation is very important to a home's overall comfort and efficiency.
GSM Services Services are the local insulation experts you need for all your garage insulation problems. Call us today at (704) 864-0344 or fill out the online form to schedule a free estimate for garage insulation in Charlotte, Mount Holly, Fort Mill, Huntersville, Gastonia, Denver, Matthews, Lincolnton, Clover, and throughout the surrounding areas.
We also offer a comprehensive home energy audit to identify all the areas within your home that could be causing some high utility bills and discomfort.