Insulation Benefits? - Insulation - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum
Advertisement


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

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

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Display Modes
Old 10-29-2015, 07:29 AM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Ohio
Posts: 310
Rewards Points: 439
Default

insulation benefits?


I live in the midwest where the temps get very cold in the winter......

In my garage, I have finished walls but there was never insulation installed when the home was built in 1992.

I know insulation helps, but if i were to place insulation in the walls, how much warmer would it actually be in the winter? I do not have heat in the garage except for any portable heater i use.

would there be a noticeable difference in temperature? Is this worth doing?
crankbait09 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 10-29-2015, 07:41 AM   #2
JOATMON
 
ddawg16's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: S. California
Posts: 15,007
Rewards Points: 1,924
Blog Entries: 2
Default


Your best bang for the buck would be the ceiling. That is where a majority of your heat loss is from. The effort to insulate the finished walls is most likely not worth it unless you spend a lot of time out there.

But, it is worth insulating the garage door and sealing any leaks. that is money well spent.
__________________
Even if you are on the right track, you will still get run over if you just sit there.

My 2-Story Addition Build in Progress Link ... My Garage Build Link and My Jeep Build Link
ddawg16 is online now   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 10-29-2015, 07:44 AM   #3
Exterior Construction
 
Windows on Wash's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Washington DC Metro Area (VA, MD, DC)
Posts: 26,010
Rewards Points: 812
Blog Entries: 41
Default


+1

Ceiling will slow the rate of heat loss through the upper plane.

Insulating the doors will help as well. If you are assured there is nothing in the walls, you can cut and retrofit blow in as well.

ddawg16 is right in that it will be the ceiling that is easiest and largest surface that would get done first.
Windows on Wash is online now   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 10-29-2015, 07:48 AM   #4
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Ohio
Posts: 310
Rewards Points: 439
Default


the garage definitely has insulation in the ceiling. The crawl space access hatch is in the ceiling in the garage, so thats covered

my garage door is insulated as well
crankbait09 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2015, 12:44 AM   #5
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 11,730
Rewards Points: 526
Default


Lose more heat out the walls; http://www.explainthatstuff.com/heatinsulation.html
The walls lose heat through conduction (thermal bridging of studs); convection- convective loops in open cavities running when heater is active, and windows by radiation.

If walls are 9' tall times 3, times 22' long, by 10' wide; 486 sq.ft. rather than 220 sq.ft. ceiling is even worse. Better if double car garage size though you said door (singular)...
Adding different thicknesses of insulation reaches a cost/value after so much; compare no insulation to adding some, watch the relationship; http://www.buildings.com/article-det...g-returns.aspx

Gary
__________________
If any ads are present below my answer or words underlined/colored, I do not condone/support/use the product or services listed/linked to, they are there without my consent.
17,000 dryer fires a year, when did you last clean the inside of the dryer near motor or the exhaust ducting?
Gary in WA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2015, 07:47 AM   #6
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Ohio
Posts: 310
Rewards Points: 439
Default


Quote:
Originally Posted by Gary in WA View Post
Lose more heat out the walls; http://www.explainthatstuff.com/heatinsulation.html
The walls lose heat through conduction (thermal bridging of studs); convection- convective loops in open cavities running when heater is active, and windows by radiation.

If walls are 9' tall times 3, times 22' long, by 10' wide; 486 sq.ft. rather than 220 sq.ft. ceiling is even worse. Better if double car garage size though you said door (singular)...
Adding different thicknesses of insulation reaches a cost/value after so much; compare no insulation to adding some, watch the relationship; http://www.buildings.com/article-det...g-returns.aspx

Gary
just to clarify...my garage is a two car garage.....
crankbait09 is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to crankbait09 For This Useful Post:
Gary in WA (10-31-2015)
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
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
Insulation question for vaulted home Talgonadia Insulation 3 08-22-2012 06:06 AM
?'s about foil-faced "bubble wrap" insulation badger73 Insulation 5 06-25-2012 05:09 AM
Several Insulation Quotes, Big Decisions to make knotquiteawake Insulation 2 05-04-2012 11:16 AM
Garage Insulation yamster Insulation 0 07-01-2011 01:30 PM
Rafter Vents and Insulation nofx1981 Roofing/Siding 15 03-10-2010 08:14 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts