Do You Need To Insulate Your Garage?

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Are you speculating about whether you need to insulate your garage or not? After all your garage is an extension of your home.  Insulating a garage depends on a lot of factors like whether the rest of the house is insulated, is the garage attached to the rest of the house, do you use your garage for any other work like carpentry, play area for the kids a storage space, car tinkering or anything else?

Most homes have two or more vehicles and the garage space is a fairly large are which mostly doubles as other important areas depending on the need of the moment. Take a look aa couple of reasons as to why you must consider insulating your garage too

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It is more than appropriate to insulated the garage if the rest of the house is completely insulated. Moreover, your garage is an extension of your house – a place where kids play, you have your modified gym, someone likes to do woodworking or you might just decide to have a garage sale here. For all these reasons making the garage comfortable is very important.

Prevents heat from escaping

Even though the shared walls of the garage may be insulated, it doesn’t really do much when it comes to keeping the cold air out. Every time the connecting door or the main garage door has opened the cold from the uninsulated garage will seep in and the nice and warm air from inside the house escapes out and further reduces the inside temperatures and also increase your electricity bills. So, to prevent this from happening it is quite important to insulate your garage too.

Protect plumbing

Many households do their laundry in the garage and have installed their washers and dryers here. During the colder months if the garage is not insulated the pipelines might just get frozen and cause a lot of damage to all the plumbing and the equipment too.

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Protect and preserve valuable items

Garages are often used as storage spaces for expensive equipment and sports gear like bikes, cycles, exercising treadmills, and other motorized gadgets. Some of this equipment is not humidity and dampness and may get damaged due to lack of insulation. Often exposure to long periods of moisture may cause metallic objects to rust and ultimately loose functionality too.

Reduces sound transmission

In case your garage in the venue for your teenager’s next party or they are planning to use the garage for their next band practice or your kid is planning to surprise everyone with his next carpentry project where he needs to hammer and saw a lot, you can spare you’re the ordeal of listening to all this unwanted noise by insulating your garage and sitting comfortably in the confines of your living room.

Protect your vehicles

Though your vehicles may be tuned to starting soon even in the cold weather over a period of time the engine does start to crank up a lot before it starts and until the time your car starts you have to sit and shiver in the cold.  Insulation in the garage prevents this and keep your vehicles and you warm and protected.

So, do yourself, your family and your vehicles a big favor and invest in insulating your garage too.