Garage Insulating Ideas - Insulation - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Insulation

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-26-2012, 06:20 AM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 5
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Garage insulating ideas


Hey guys! First post so please bare with me

I live in Vancouver BC

I have a full size 2 car garage, unfinished, with a vaulted roof for added storage spade as an attic

Looking for some ideas on the most cost effective yet efficient & functional way to insulate the whole thing. Walls and ceiling.

Any help would be greatly appreciated

Thanks in advance!!

Advertisement

OnlyOneKeano is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2012, 09:26 AM   #2
Too Short? Cut it Again!
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 9,634
Rewards Points: 2,000
Default

Garage insulating ideas


Spray foam is one option if you can get someone out for a relatively small job. Otherwise fiberglass (or other material) rolls or matts for walls and between ceiling rafters. Seal around windows and make sure the garage doors are weatherstripped, etc. A ceiling would help insulate the garage space from the ceiling vault. You don't want to use foam sheets unless you plan to drywall as they are not fire rated.

You need to decide what R value you hope to achieve to determine cost and feasibility. I assume you work in the garage a fair amount and are not just trying to keep the Bentley and Rolls comfy in winter?

Advertisement

user1007 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2012, 11:20 AM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Atlantic Canada
Posts: 379
Rewards Points: 252
Default

Garage insulating ideas


As sdsester said, it depends on your goal. Since it sounds like it's just a place to park your cars, fiberglass batts would be your best bet.
shazapple is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2012, 11:50 AM   #4
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 5
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Garage insulating ideas


"just trying to keep the Bentley and Rolls comfy in winter?"

Haha I wish! More like the jeep and the prelude lol

But yeah I do work on my cars etc in garage often enough that I'm starting to get tired of the uncomfortable temperature

Have you heard of using expanding foam in between the studs and in all tue little nooks & crannies & then fibreglass on top of that?
OnlyOneKeano is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2012, 12:07 PM   #5
Exterior Construction
 
Windows on Wash's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Washington DC Metro Area (VA, MD, DC)
Posts: 7,107
Rewards Points: 3,270
Default

Garage insulating ideas


Yes.

That would be considered a kind of flash and batt style approach.

You should seal all the penetrations, gaps, and cracks in the outside wall and then insulate.

This can be done with foam or sealant/caulking.
Windows on Wash is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2012, 02:11 AM   #6
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 5
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Garage insulating ideas


Quote:
Originally Posted by sdsester View Post
You need to decide what R value you hope to achieve to determine cost and feasibility.
how do i determine/figure out what R-Value I want?

Is there a such thing as over-insulating which could cause condensation?

My garage is well finished on the outside with the vapour barrier throughout.

Basically I do not want to spend alot however I want to do an adequate job as well. I certainly don't want to regret not spending enough and at the same time I dont want to go all overkill (like I do with alot of things) and end a couple grand in the hole lol

thanks again

Advertisement

OnlyOneKeano is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Insulating the attic space above my garage demodude Insulation 1 01-29-2012 01:24 PM
Expanding Garage INTO house (goodbye Den) texaopian Building & Construction 16 11-07-2011 11:32 PM
Garage Insulation yamster Insulation 0 07-01-2011 02:30 PM
insulating a garage daviesrk Building & Construction 1 11-04-2010 06:39 PM
Insulating Garage / Workshop with Free Foam? PaulBob Building & Construction 2 12-05-2008 05:12 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts