There are many things to think about when taking care of your garage. After you choose the materials and colors, consider additional features that will add to your home. Whether you have an older garage or you’re considering a new installation, think about insulating your garage.
Although you can’t see the insulation, there are many benefits of adding it to your garage. Let us share some of them with you.
Have you ever noticed that the temperature often changes in your home? Perhaps you have the thermostat set to a certain temperature but it doesn’t feel like it. The reason could have to do with your garage insulation. Heat and cold can escape from your garage into your home.
Insulation allows you to control the temperature in your garage. It will keep the heat out in the summer and the cold out in the winter. You’ll notice the temperature will feel more steady. If you use your garage as a storage space, insulation will add climate control to your belongings. Another great thing is that your energy bills will go down and save you more money.
Insulation isn’t just about controlling the temperature. You also need to think about the humidity levels in the space. Regions with high humidity mean that humid affects your home as well. The extra moisture can cause damage and rust to your belongings.
Another great thing about garage insulation is that it cancels out excess noise. Just opening and closing your garage door will sound less noisy if you have insulation. When you insulate your garage, it can also block out outside noise. This is helpful if you live in a bigger city like Seattle.
If you spend a lot of time working in your garage, it’s important to have a quiet space with less distractions. Insulation can help make this happen for you.
Insulating your garage will allow you to make another living space. Once the temperature is under control, you can feel comfortable spending more time in your garage. If you don’t want to use your garage to store your car or belongings, consider making it another living area.
If you’re considering this idea, you’ll definitely need to insulate the area. Whether you want a hobby room, living area, or workspace, make sure you insulate first.
Perhaps you’ve thought about adding insulation to your garage but you’re concerned about the costs or the time. Let’s take a look at these concerns.
The costs to insulate your garage depend whether you’re doing a finished or unfinished garage. It’s less expensive to insulate an unfinished garage than a finished one. You’ll need to drill holes in the drywall and spray foam insulation. This costs more and takes more time.
Most people choose to use a spray foam insulation on an unfinished garage. This usually costs between $2,000 – $3,000. Many people also choose to add insulation to the garage door and the ceiling. This usually costs an additional $1,500 – $2,000.
Many people look for homes that have good quality insulation. If you add garage insulation, that will increase your property values. If you decide to sell your home later, you’ll have an easier time.
These are the most important reasons to add insulation to your garage. The team at Sevan Locks and Doors is always here to answer your questions about garage doors. We look forward to helping you. Contact us today.