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sparks1032 01-13-2012 10:08 PM

Garage ceiling insulation worth the cost?
 
I am heating my garage that has insulation in the walls not the ceiling and after doing some math the cost of just regular fiberglass insulation is around $500. I don't heat it all winter just happen to want to finish a painting project.

Will I make this money back anytime soon? Or should I not bother....

joecaption 01-13-2012 10:11 PM

Most of your heat is lost through the ceiling, windows and doors.
Must be a big garage to have it cost $500.00. for materials.
How many sq, ft. is it.

sparks1032 01-13-2012 10:19 PM

It is not ALL garage as some is living space but 20 by 20 area then a 10 by 25 area 650 square feet at $35 a roll attic insulation was my guestimate

cleveman 01-13-2012 10:24 PM

blow some cellulose up there. Shouldn't cost much.

Teach a man to start a fire and he'll stay warm for a while.

Set a man on fire and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.

Windows on Wash 01-13-2012 10:28 PM

+1

Blow some cellulose up there.

sparks1032 01-14-2012 11:11 PM

Two votes because it will cost less or work better? I am confused a bit?

AndyGump 01-14-2012 11:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cleveman (Post 821884)
blow some cellulose up there. Shouldn't cost much.

Teach a man to start a fire and he'll stay warm for a while.

Set a man on fire and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.

:eek:


:laughing::laughing::laughing:

Andy.

Bob Mariani 01-15-2012 09:34 AM

Blown cellulose of injection foam (works much better) will work. Is it worth the cost? Absolutely. Payback in energy savings is 5-7 years. cost is $2 - $3.50. This cannot be done as a DIY project. Small rental blowers for cellulose will not dense pack, thus very little insulation value will occur. Both methods require professionals but are worth having it done.


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