garage door insulation


Old 01-25-06, 03:13 PM
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garage door insulation

Looking to insulate my garage door with either the foil insulation or the styrofoam stuff. Any input experiences on brands, install, where to buy, etc.

thanks, charlie
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Old 01-27-06, 12:31 PM
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here's what I did -
Not sure about the overall efficiency, we have a pretty mild winter here in VA
Old 01-27-06, 07:21 PM
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I did mine last summer with styrofoam, 1 1/2" thick, and it's really made a huge difference. It was well worth the effort.
Old 01-28-06, 03:55 PM
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garage door insulation

Most codes and common sense say you should cover any exposed styrofoam in a garage for fire reasons. Sheet rock works, but it is heavy.

Old 01-30-06, 06:46 AM
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Fire protecting? That sounds expensive.

Are you trying to make the garage into a comfortable work area? Or do you have cold rooms around the garage? If it's a cold rooms issue, it might be cheaper to just improve on the walls around the garage.

If you are trying to make the garage into a comfortable work area, you might find out that things get pretty expensive pretty quick.

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