Why Insulation Between Your House and Garage Is A Must!

Fiberglass Insulation

As we all in pretty much a deep freeze, it’s important to insulate your home for warmth, comfort and saving on energy bills.  A while back about the need to insulate where most people forget. They forget the garage next to your home.

Insulation in the Attic

Insulation in the Attic

Most importantly, homes with attached garages lead to energy waste.

The effort that goes into insulating the outside of the house is not often extended to the garage.

That’s a mistake and here is why:

If you insulate the floor above your unheated garage, it will help reduce the energy costs for the other insulated parts of the home. (Source: How Stuff Works.)

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Several different materials can be used for sidewall insulation: cellulose fiber, fiberglass, and a number of different types of foam. Each will not only retard heat flow from the inside of the house to the outside but will also cut down on air infiltration through gaps in the sheathing and other areas. Some foam products can be injected into sidewall cavities even if there is already insulation in place.

Although One of these alternate techniques is to construct a house using SIPs, which stands for structural insulated panels. SIPs are prefabricated solid sheets of building material that are generally constructed of a foam core surrounded on each side by a layer of oriented strand board (OSB). They’re most commonly used for walls and roofs, but can also serve as floors and foundations.

So while sidewall insulation can be installed from inside the house through holes drilled into plaster or drywall, the usual protocol is to do it from the outside. This tricky job is best left to the experts.

Injection holes are drilled through wooden clapboard siding. Then they are plugged with paintable plastic caps. Also some lengths of the siding must be removed holes must be drilled. All through the sheathing. Holes in stucco-sided homes can be patched with stucco-cement materials. Furthermore, vinyl and aluminum siding can be temporarily removed. As well as then replaced after the sidewall insulation occurs. Finally, now installation process is complete.