Insulating our homes to make them more energy efficient is something we’ve been hearing about for decades, but what about garage insulation?
Insulating the garage can offer many benefits, ranging from enhanced energy efficiency (particularly when it’s attached to your home) to making it a more usable space to spend time in. This blog will delve into the pros and cons of insulating the garage, shedding light on the considerations homeowners should bear in mind. So whether you want to use the garage as a home gym or simply looking to improve your home’s energy efficiency, understanding the advantages and potential drawbacks is important.
Pros of insulating the garage
Energy Efficiency: The main benefit to insulating the garage walls is improved energy efficiency. Garage insulation helps to regulate temperature from heat loss in the Winter and to keep the space cool in the Summer months, all contributing to overall energy savings in the home.
Increased Comfort: A well-insulated garage makes the space more comfortable to spend time in, especially if you want to use the space for fitness, a games room or workshop. Insulation can help to maintain a consistent and comfortable temperature throughout the year.
Reduced Noise: Insulation acts as a sound barrier, reducing noise both from outside the garage as well as within. This is particularly beneficial if you plan to use the space for activities that generate noise such as playing the drums or DIY projects.
Protection of Belongings: Insulating the garage can help to protect your stored items from extreme cold and heat. Items like tools, seasonal decorations and sports kit are less likely to be damaged by temperature fluctuations if the space has been properly insulated.
Versatility: An insulated garage makes the space much more multi-purpose and provides a comfortable foundation for many different uses.
Cons of Insulating the Garage
Cost: Initial costs to insulate may be a drawback to some, however the long-term energy savings associated with this can off-set these costs. This is where Garageflex can help as we are able to include insulation as part of your overall garage transformation project.
Space Reduction: Adding insulation to your garage walls will slightly reduce the space. However, if you add this to your overall Garageflex project then it won’t take up additional room as it is fitted in behind our FlexiPanel wall solution.
Moisture Issues: Not installing insulation properly or providing adequate insulation may lead to moisture-related problems. Our professional installation team have many years of experience in adding insulation into our transformation projects and so know all of the pit-falls to avoid.
So should you add insulation into your garage? It really depends on your budget and what you want to use your garage for. If it’s for fitness, diy, games room etc. then it’s probably a worthwhile task.
If you still have questions about insulating the garage, come and speak to our Garage Experts to see if this is something you could do in your garage.