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Old 01-13-2012, 09:08 PM   #1
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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....

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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.

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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
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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.
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Blow some cellulose up there.
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Two votes because it will cost less or work better? I am confused a bit?
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blow some cellulose up there. Shouldn't cost much.

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

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Old 01-15-2012, 08:34 AM   #8
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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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