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Thinking of insulating the garage door. #5560584 01/23/15 08:37 PM
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So for about $250 I can do this. Let's say it gets to 106 in the garage in the summer heat now,
what could I expect to see for temperatures after the insulation, assuming I install it right.

Here is what I'm thinking:

Side and top gap kit $2 a foot need 36ft or so:

http://ddmgaragedoors.com/parts/part/STS-210WH.html

[video:youtube]1U1zPuz4zQc[/video]


threshold (bottom gap) kit $55:

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Tsunami-...=RV-_-rv_nav_plp_rr-_-NA-_-202199771-_-N

Door insulation panels (need 16) $55 for 8

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Unbrande...rage-Door-Insulation-Kit-8-pcs/203630159

So not terribly costly, say 75+55+110 = $240 or so for a double door.



Re: Thinking of insulating the garage door. [Re: Gravytrain] #5560608 01/23/15 08:46 PM
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I cut up a bunch of Tyvek panels from Home Depot and fit them in the slots of the door. It helps a little in the winter, not so much in the summer.


Re: Thinking of insulating the garage door. [Re: Gravytrain] #5560611 01/23/15 08:48 PM
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roflmao just my luck, it's the cold that I can handle.
I just don't go in the garage to fiddle around as much as I like
when it's super hot.

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Re: Thinking of insulating the garage door. [Re: Gravytrain] #5560652 01/23/15 09:15 PM
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If doors gets direct sun, should help. If doors face north, will help house in winter.

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Originally Posted By: Lazyjack
If doors gets direct sun, should help. If doors face north, will help house in winter.


That's great, it actually get's direct sun from like noon on all the way to sunset.

Re: Thinking of insulating the garage door. [Re: Gravytrain] #5561089 01/24/15 01:39 AM
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Any way to put in an AC window unit for the hot days?

Re: Thinking of insulating the garage door. [Re: grout-scout] #5561251 01/24/15 03:01 AM
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Originally Posted By: grout-scout
Any way to put in an AC window unit for the hot days?


Nope, I've got a HOA that would send out the pitch forks and torches.

Re: Thinking of insulating the garage door. [Re: Gravytrain] #5561278 01/24/15 03:19 AM
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Originally Posted By: Gravytrain
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If doors gets direct sun, should help. If doors face north, will help house in winter.


That's great, it actually get's direct sun from like noon on all the way to sunset.


Insulating garage door should reduce heat load of home. Assume you enter home direcly from garage through a walk door. Probably should consider insulating garage attic as well.

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I have (new) two 10ft sticks and one 12ft stick of this in white if you are interested. My door is not flat panels so the seal wouldn't do that much good.

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I'll measure my doors tomorrow, thanks man.

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Whats above the garage? another floor or attic? If attic, do you have radiant barrier, and insulation?
Garage door alone won't help if it's 130 degrees overhead (that's what the temp up there will be without RB).

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Originally Posted By: oldoak2000
Whats above the garage? another floor or attic? If attic, do you have radiant barrier, and insulation?
Garage door alone won't help if it's 130 degrees overhead (that's what the temp up there will be without RB).


Yep it's a 130 degree attic space right above it bang

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Originally Posted By: Gravytrain
Originally Posted By: oldoak2000
Whats above the garage? another floor or attic? If attic, do you have radiant barrier, and insulation?
Garage door alone won't help if it's 130 degrees overhead (that's what the temp up there will be without RB).


Yep it's a 130 degree attic space right above it bang


Adding a vent or 2, may do wonders in the garage, or at least cool the attic space.


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Originally Posted By: Gravytrain
Originally Posted By: oldoak2000
Whats above the garage? another floor or attic? If attic, do you have radiant barrier, and insulation?
Garage door alone won't help if it's 130 degrees overhead (that's what the temp up there will be without RB).

Yep it's a 130 degree attic space right above it bang

staple some of this stuff to the rafters - $75: http://www.radiantguard.com/ultima-radiant-barrier-500-sf-breathable.aspx
(this stuff is as strong as a tarp / won't tear - & easy to install )
It will drop the temp 20+ degrees in summer. Add some R-30 insulation to ceiling-decking (if you have none). THEN do garage door.

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