Believe it or not, installing garage door insulation is pretty simple as a do-it-yourself project. You do have the option of hiring it out, but you certainly don't have to - you can tackle it yourself if you wish.
Do you have garage door insulation in your garage? Is it really necessary?
These days, many garages are not just a home for cars anymore. In fact, it is not unusual for folks to keep the car outside, and use the garage for a multitude of other purposes - such as for a workshop, a place for the teen band practice, or perhaps even an exercise station! And of course, it is typically a home for outdoor equipment as well as for seasonal storage.
Are you aware that the typical garage door is just a thin piece of metal that is not at all conducive to any type of warmth for the inhabitants of the garage when winter hits?
But the good news is the ease with which you can install garage door insulation.
Can I Do This Myself?
If you go to your local home improvement store, you will find "kits" for installing this insulation that comes with just about everything you would need - short of a tape measure, a pencil and something to use for cutting.
Insulation materials can vary from rigid foam to a typical lined fiberglass product. Be sure to check for any warnings and precautions to protect yourself from harm. For instance, fiberglass insulation will require gloves as well as a mask so you won't inhale bits of glass and you can protect your skin against the tiny fibers.
Advantages of Garage Door Insulation
Besides the energy efficiency improvement, the insulation will also greatly improve the soundproofing of your garage. Now that hammer and saw (or your son's rock band) won't scare the neighbors half out of their wits!
And of course, the higher the R-value, the more efficient the insulation and the soundproofing it will provide.
Do you consider yourself a handyman (or woman)? If so, this can be a super do-it-yourself project - you can pick out your preferred materials, measure the size you will need, and do the installation. Or easier yet, choose a kit and follow the instructions.
Many people prefer watching a project rather than just reading directions. If that is you, watch this Youtube video and see for yourself how easy this can be.