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How to Insulate Your Garage Door 

If you already have an existing garage door but don’t have insulation in it, you can make a way to insulate it. Adding insulation to the garage door will increase your garage’s thermal comfort, provide barrier against outside noise, reduce your energy bills and infiltrate moisture. Fortunately for you, professionals of Garage Door in Lawrenceville GA provided some DIY approach for insulating your garage door. Just follow the steps below.  

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Step 1: Measure the Door Panels 

The first thing to do in this project is measure the panels of the garage door. They are recessed from the latticed frame, they have rectangular shapes. You will install the insulation on the garage door’s inside face. Make sure you measure from the inside.  Determine the dimensions of each panel using a tape measure. Just determine the dimensions; you don’t have to be too exact at this point. You will need the measurement to know how much insulation you should buy.  

Step 2: Buy the Insulation 

Once you’re done with the measurement, you can now purchase the insulation. There are 2 kinds you can choose from which are well suited for garage doors. The first one is the reflective foil insulation. It is usually 12.5 mm thick consisting of polyethylene foam which can be found between the aluminum foil. It is sold in foils, and bringing them is not a burden because it is flexible. But before buying, test how the insulation works in cold and hot weather.  

Another type of insulation is polystyrene foam. This type is sold in large sheets. This insulation is difficult to work with because of its rigidity but it provides more insulation than the reflective foil insulation. If you want to pursue this, purchase the highest R-value you can find. Do not consider spray-in insulation and fiberglass batt insulation because they don’t suit the garage doors.  

Step 3: Cut the Insulation 

Once you’ve brought the insulation home, start measuring out the dimensions of the garage door panel. Use a straightedge to do this. Mark the dimensions using a pen. Use a utility knife to cut the insulation to size. Make the sides larger so if there’s an excess you will just trim it off.  

Step 4: Fit the Insulation to the Panel 

Place the cut insulation against the door panel. If the garage door has a metal frame, tuck the insulation into the frame. If you can’t do this, just align pieces of insulation into each recessed panel. If there’s any excess, trim them.  

Step 5: Affix the Insulation 

Tape the piece of the insulation to the door’s face suing an aluminum foil tape. If you successfully tucked the insulation into the frame, skip this. If you don’t have aluminum foil tape, use double-sided tape. Affix the tape to the panel, and then press the insulation. Repeat until all the panels are insulated.  

Step 6: Buy Insulation Kit as Alternative 

If you want to speed the process, you can buy insulation kits at the hardware store. The insulation is ready to be cut. The process of installation is similar to what we wrote here.