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Question DetailsAsked on 7/30/2013

Will an insulated door garage door be a waste?

I have a cinderblock,half in-ground garage. No insulation currently. One small glassblock window.

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Depends mostly on whether your garage heats in the winter (I presume you do not air condition it), or if it basically gets its heating from waste heat from the furnace. If you have a heater in the garage that runs frequently in the winter, and you keep the garage at about 60 or above, then will probably pay off. If garage is kept cool except for occasional times you are out there, you do not have cold long winters, and a lot of its heat is from waste heat from the furnace, then probably not.

Generally, your best money in garage insulation is insulating and drywalling the cinderblock walls, because they conduct a lot more heat than the gaarage door, because they are a pretty conductive material, whereas a garage door is generally (unless solid uninsulated metal) made of fairly non-conductive materials.

Answered 6 years ago by LCD




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