The Different Materials Used to Insulate Garage Doors

Garage Door

Garage DoorAfter installing a new garage door, insulate it to prevent heat loss. Unknown to most people, a lot of heat is lost through the small spaces between the door and the wall. By insulating it, you will not only curb the loss but also reduce your electricity bill.

Here are details of the materials used in garage door insulation projects.

Prodex Insulation

This is also called a radiant barrier. Australian homeowners use this because it’s affordable, easy to install and effective in preventing heat loss. It has a closed cell foam core that’s usually ¼ inch thick and is covered with a tear resistant foil on both sides. One of the highlights of using this material is it can reflect up to 97% of heat and it lasts for years.

Rigid Foam Insulation

It’s more affordable than the spray foam and it has a low R-value. Note that insulation materials that have a low R-value are more effective in preventing heat loss compared with those that have a high value such as the prodex material. This is easy to install, but it’s recommendable to first familiarise yourself with the installation procedure to do it correctly.

Spray Foam

One of the benefits of using spray foam insulation is it covers even small spaces that other materials cannot fill. Gryphongaragedoors.com.au says polyurethane insulation also fully seals the room when the door is closed. This makes it effective in preventing loss of heat in the garage. More importantly, homes with a garage having this form of insulation fetch a high price on the market.

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These are three main insulation materials used to insulate garage doors. No matter the material you choose, it takes skills and expertise to install them properly.