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post #16 of 24 (permalink) Old May 12th, 19, 8:19 AM
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They're warm (no direct sun) and sound hollow and thin
I looked at mine last night.

I replaced my door about 5 years ago, and they seem to have an outside and inside panel with some sort of insulation in the middle.

Probably a good assumption that the builder in your development went with the cheapest door he could put in.

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I looked at mine last night.

I replaced my door about 5 years ago, and they seem to have an outside and inside panel with some sort of insulation in the middle.

Probably a good assumption that the builder in your development went with the cheapest door he could put in.
My builder did the same thing, I called that door company & they Proudly sold me an insulation kit, just like the one you describe. It was under $200, ten years ago. It really helped with sound, garage is much quieter overall.

I had already insulated & finished the rest of the garage top to bottom.
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My builder did the same thing, I called that door company & they Proudly sold me an insulation kit, just like the one you describe. It was under $200, ten years ago. It really helped with sound, garage is much quieter overall.

I had already insulated & finished the rest of the garage top to bottom.
Good idea I'll try to give a company a call tomorrow and see what they recommend. My garage is finished but unfortunately not 100% insulated. There is living space above that I don't believe is insulated and the concrete block isn't foam filled.

I hate the way they can build houses. We paid for foam filled block but it stopped at the garage even though there is living space above it and they don't have to insulate the garage ceiling even though it's living space.

I think the doors right now are the biggest heat infiltrator I was thinking about maybe adding a ductless AC unit down the road.
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Good idea I'll try to give a company a call tomorrow and see what they recommend. My garage is finished but unfortunately not 100% insulated. There is living space above that I don't believe is insulated and the concrete block isn't foam filled.

I hate the way they can build houses. We paid for foam filled block but it stopped at the garage even though there is living space above it and they don't have to insulate the garage ceiling even though it's living space.

I think the doors right now are the biggest heat infiltrator I was thinking about maybe adding a ductless AC unit down the road.
I agree, start with the manufacturer.

They may offer a correctly finished kit that will bolt right up to the existing door.
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Good idea I'll try to give a company a call tomorrow and see what they recommend. My garage is finished but unfortunately not 100% insulated. There is living space above that I don't believe is insulated and the concrete block isn't foam filled.

I hate the way they can build houses. We paid for foam filled block but it stopped at the garage even though there is living space above it and they don't have to insulate the garage ceiling even though it's living space.

I think the doors right now are the biggest heat infiltrator I was thinking about maybe adding a ductless AC unit down the road.
A few questions.
1. Does your garage door get direct sunlight? Any windows in the garage that do?
2. Your garage door is the single layer (budget) type R factor 3. They sell a higher grade (2 layer ) R factor 13-15. And a highest grade door (R factor 20-25) it might be in the long run to get a complete new door.

In Los Banos CA we have many >95 degree days in the summer. For years I battled high electricity bills in the summer from running the A/C. Garage temp would usually get in the low 90s. I had 6 upper panel window cut outs in a 3 car garage similar to yours. And single layer doors (1 double 1 single).I did everything, planted large trees on both sides of the house, window shutters throughout the house, outer dark window screens on outside of house, and even a mirrir like reflective tint film throughout. But the garage stayed at 90-95 degrees, which basically was like a furnace heating the rest of the home.

I recently changed the doors after 14 years. No windows (no direct sunlight into garage). Also there is a strip the seals around the doors now. And I bought the mid level doors (R15) . Man what a change, my garage is staying at 75 degrees on hot days and my A/C is cycling off WAY more/cheaper PG&E bills now! '

I tried the insulation panels . They do add some weight to the door and you may need to adjust the tension in the springs to save the motor pulling the door up. But removing the windows and adding insulated panels was the trick for me.
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Re: Garage Door Insulation??

I live in SW Florida, and have the same kind of garage doors. I used HVAC 2" duct insulation. I bought a roll of it, and also some self adhesive pins that stick to the door, you push the insulation over the pin, and then there is a cap on the other side that holds the insulation to the door with it is up. I had to cut the insulation into strips, not big deal, and tucked it into each bay of the door assembly. Made a HUGE difference. I had the attic blown with fiberglass insulation and installed a 15,000 BTUH mini split system. No problem keeping my 3 car garage cool in the hottest and most humid days of summer.

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A few questions.
1. Does your garage door get direct sunlight?
Now that I look at it maybe it gets a little. The garage faces north east.

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Any windows in the garage that do?
No windows in the garage

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2. Your garage door is the single layer (budget) type R factor 3. They sell a higher grade (2 layer ) R factor 13-15. And a highest grade door (R factor 20-25) it might be in the long run to get a complete new door.
I've thought about this but looking at what doors cost it seems like quite the expense unless it's huge difference compared to doing something myself.

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I live in SW Florida, and have the same kind of garage doors. I used HVAC 2" duct insulation. I bought a roll of it, and also some self adhesive pins that stick to the door, you push the insulation over the pin, and then there is a cap on the other side that holds the insulation to the door with it is up. I had to cut the insulation into strips, not big deal, and tucked it into each bay of the door assembly. Made a HUGE difference. I had the attic blown with fiberglass insulation and installed a 15,000 BTUH mini split system. No problem keeping my 3 car garage cool in the hottest and most humid days of summer.
I was looking at the foil backed pipe insulation. Do you have a link to the insulation and pins you used?

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Garage doors are listed in "panels". Single panel is just a open door with no inside cover, these are aluminum. Two panel is the same with an inside panel but it's hollow. Three panel is inside & outside panels with insulation between, usually pumped in as an expanding liquid.

My two car garage was single panel. I bought panels from Home Depot, I believe 1-1/2" thick and cut it to fit into each door section.

My garage (here in NY) isn't heated so it gets real cold inside. I have a propane heater and the garage certainly holds the heat longer since I insulated the door.

It was worth the cost and time.

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