At ARC Insulation, one question we often receive is whether garage insulation is necessary or not. In this article, we will do our best to help you answer that question. Our team will go over a few things to consider in order to help you decide whether you want to insulate your garage.
- Comfort – One argument in favor of insulating your garage is that it will make your home or building more comfortable. If your garage is attached to the rest of your building, then leaving it uninsulated will allow heat to leak in and out of the main structure through the garage. By insulating the garage, you can prevent this passive heat transfer and keep the place more comfortable. Even if you choose not to insulate the whole garage, adding insulation to the wall that separates it from the main building can significantly improve your comfort levels.
- Energy Costs – Another reason why you might want to add garage insulation is to lower your energy usage. An uninsulated garage allows heat energy to leak in and out of your main building, which forces your HVAC system to work harder to maintain a comfortable temperature, using more energy in the process. Insulating the garage makes your system’s job easier, lowering your energy consumption and the bills that go with it.
- Noise – A third factor to consider when deciding whether to add garage insulation or not is noise pollution. Insulation dampens sound, which helps make your building feel more peaceful and prevents noise from the street from causing distractions. If your building is located in a busy area, it might be worth insulating your garage just to get a little more peace and quiet.