A complete garage and garage door insulation system will keep the garage warm in winter, cool in summer and dry all the time. Use Prodex Total Insulation to insulate your garage and garage doors. Calculate amount of insulation for your building
Insulate your garage and garage door because:
- The garage is often the biggest non insulated area of the house.
- The garage door is where the bulk of the heat loss and gain will occur. In the summer the garage door works as a huge radiator heating the house.
- In the winter your house loses heat through the garage
- A cooler garage in summer and warmer garage in winter will make it available for year round use in any climate.
- Insulating your garage will reduce noise coming into your home.
Where to install insulation in your garage:
- Insulate the garage doors. Un-insulated garage doors allows for the bulk of heat loss and gain. See Garage Door Insulation Kit.
- Insulate the wall between the garage and the rest of the house. This will reduce heat, cold, moisture and noise from coming into your home.
- Insulate the balance of the walls - temperatures inside the garage will fluctuate less. Covering the insulation is optional with either drywall or pegboard.
- Insulate the ceiling. If there are bedrooms above the garage, the ceiling must be insulated to keep the bedrooms comfortable. Even with nothing above, the garage ceiling should be insulated to keep winter heat inside and summer heat outside if you intend to use the garage.
How to install garage insulation: (click) for doors, walls and ceiling.
An un-insulated garage can be uncomfortably hot or cold. This is especially true with metal garages. Prodex garage insulation provides R-value 16 vapor and radiant heat barrier protection required in these structures. Click for comparison of insulations in metal garages.
Advantages of installing Prodex Garage insulation:
Prodex reflects radiant heat. Traditional mass insulation products have no effect of radiant heat transfer. Estimates are that between 80 and 90 percent of the radiant heat striking fiberglass will pass right through it. Prodex garage insulation reflects 97% percent of the radiant energy that strikes it. It also provides vapor and R-value 16.
Other Prodex Garage insulation advantages:
- R-value unaffected by humidity
- 19 db noise reduction
- Seals around nails (no leaks)
- Keeps its thickness over time (doesn't collapse)
- Does not promote mold or mildew
- Does not provide for nesting of rodents, birds or insects
- Passes New E84-10 Flame & Smoke tests
- 13/64 inch, 5mm closed cell polyethylene foam covered on both sides with .0012-inch (00.03mm) aluminum foil facing.
Other garage insulation types:
- Cellulose Insulation: Cellulose is prone to create too much dust that is blown into the house through inadequate seals around fixtures or minute holes... This can be a real health problem. More...
- Double Bubble Insulation: Bubble insulations are composed of either one (single bubble) or two (double bubble) layers of air bubbles sandwiched between two metalized surfaces. Once either is punctured, it collapses. More...
- Fiberglass Insulation: Fiberglass insulation R-value is reduced by to thermal bridging, pinching and moisture... Warnings on the insulation rolls advise you to completely protect yourself from coming into any contact with fiberglass. More...
- Radiant Barriers: We see little difference between the performance of single and double bubble radiant barriers. The latter simply has a second layer of air bubbles. More...
- Rigid Board Insulation: The R-value diminishes slightly over time especially if the foil face is removed. It will absorb moisture if wet and degrade in sunlight. In cold weather, warm inside air containing water vapor can get past the wall finish and insulation, condensing inside the colder wall cavity. More...
- Rockwool Insulation: Rockwool insulation retains a large amount of water. Wet insulation in your home can promote mold and mildew. This creates a health and safety concern. More...
- Spray Foam Insulation: Foam insulation spray won't prevent radiant heat transfer (the primary source of heat-flow in and out of your structure). More...
September 18, 2012