It is frequently surprising to contractors how many people skip garage insulation in Little Rock, AR for detached or attached garages alike. Adding insulation is not just for the living quarters of your home. It can also offer benefits in the areas where people spend less time. Here are four advantages you’ll enjoy if you decide to insulate your garage.
If you have an attached garage, engine noise and the garage door announce every coming and going. This can be annoying if your spouse starts work at 5 A.M. or you have a young adult who frequently stays out past 1 A.M. If a family member enjoys projects that involve power tools, that noise will also travel through the house, causing further irritation. Insulating the garage means less sound coming through your living areas.
Even a detached garage can benefit from a little noise control. You will appreciate this if the garage is close to your home. Your neighbors could appreciate it, too. Homeowners into car restoration or other hobbies that produce a lot of noise can tone that down for better community peace.
Garage doors open more frequently than any doors in your home. This means air escaping while homes are being heated or cooled. Your HVAC system will have to work harder to make up for these temperature changes and that raises your monthly costs.
Adding insulation controls these air leaks. There is also a chance you will enjoy fewer drafts that emanate from the walls shared between garages and living quarters. Not only will your bills decrease but the indoor temperature of your home will remain more comfortable.
Better garage environment
No one wants to work in a garage that cannot maintain a comfortable temperature. If your garage is not insulated and maintains the outdoor temperature, it can become unlivable. You will most likely leave the door open in the summer, but in winter, you may have to rely on space heaters, which drive up heating costs and pose dangers.
Even if your garage work is limited to accessing a washer and dryer you keep in there, making this trip more pleasant with constant temperatures is worth the effort. You should not feel like you need to put on three sweatshirts in the winter just to change out your wash.
This is especially true if water sources, like lines for a hose spigot, utility sink or washer connections are in your garage. Garages that are not insulated risk becoming too cold, which increases the likelihood of pipes freezing, even in our usually mild climate. It can also crack or damage appliances, like your washer or dryer, and even corrode any power tools or machinery you keep in there. Insulation is a good preventative measure to protecting your property from extreme temperatures.
Harris Insulation offers many types of garage insulation in Little Rock, AR, as well as insulation for any other room in your home. Give us a call to arrange an estimate so we can find the insulation that works best for how you use your garage.