Is it Worth Insulating Your Garage?

 

If you have a garage, you may have considered insulating it. Some people reason that it’s not worth it, especially if there are no building regulations that say you need to. However, failing to do so, might cost you in the long run. Here we look at some of the reasons why you should consider insulating it.

Increases the Usability

Undoubtedly one of the main benefits of a garage is that you can use it for things other than storing your car. This includes transforming it into a kid’s playroom, workshop, office or fitness room. If you intend to use it in any of these ways though, you need to make sure you have proper insulation, particularly for when the temperature drops during autumn and winter.

Could Allow Cold Air to Enter Your Home

Following on nicely from the above, there is the possibility without good insulation that the cold air coming into your garage could enter into your home. Even with appropriate weather stripping in place, your garage will still be cold. So, when you open the door leading from your home to the garage, cold air will blow in.

Improved Weatherproofing

Often garages are used as storage spaces for keeping things you don’t have space for in your house. If this includes items that need to be protected from the elements, a garage that allows moisture to build up inside it, is not the ideal place to keep comic collections and even items like bikes etc. Insulating your garage though could keep the humidity levels balanced and ensure that fragile items and those made from metal are safe from the harmful effects of the elements.

Reduces Outside Noise

Our final reason why you should consider insulating your garage is the one that you’ve probably never considered. Yes, when insulation is in place it provides a protection against the weather getting in, but it also can help to reduce noises from the outside entering or getting out.

If for instance, you use your garage for some noisy activity like practising with your band or DIY with a lot of power tools, insulation can stop the noise you generate from bothering people in your neighbourhood. Likewise, if you are trying to record something or need a lot of quiet, you don’t want to be disturbed by the neighbour’s dog barking or the kids playing outside.

If you find that your garage door needs any sort of repair, then do not hesitate to contact our expert team of engineers, who can not only fix your garage but do not have a call out charge either.   

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