To reduce initial construction costs, many residential garages are completed without insulation installed in the walls, around the windows or in the garage door. It’s generally perceived that homeowners are not going to be using their garages for anything more than simply parking their vehicles at the end of the day. Today, many of us do indeed use our garage as an area for such things as a workout space, workshop, storage unit, hangout area or even a place for pets to sleep. With so many other uses for a garage these days—especially an attached one—it only makes sense for you to invest in a quality insulation job.
With that, let’s take a look a few excellent reasons for installing foam insulation in Little Rock, AR in your garage:
- Additional living space: When it comes to your home, you want to utilize all available space, and this includes the garage. But that’s where you park your cars, right? Sure, but your garage does not have to be officially converted into an additional room for your household, complete with carpet, wall paint and more in order to be used as a living space. In fact, if you insulate your garage, it will be able to maintain a comfortable environment no matter the weather. Bring in a space heater for a quick warm up in winter, and a fan or wall AC during summer, and you can use your garage year-round.
- Blocks out noise: From outside traffic to tool use in the garage, you can keep a lot of noise at bay with a layer of garage insulation. It’s like having insulation in your exterior residential walls that’s there to block out noise, as well as the elements. Note that, while this is not total soundproofing, it will be enough to reduce irritating outside sounds.
- Keeps your vehicles warm: Insulate your garage with foam insulation in Little Rock, AR and say goodbye to wasted time warming up your car on freezing cold mornings. Since the warmth is able to remain inside the garage—as opposed to the warm air escaping out un-insulated walls—your vehicle will already be at a comfortable temperature without having to let it idle for a while with the garage door open.
- Air seals shared walls: If you have an attached garage, then it shares a wall or two with your main house. In the absence of wall insulation, this will likely mean HVAC air will be lost. Hence, you may see high energy bills because the system is constantly turning on to maintain a comfortable indoor temperature. Also, proper insulation can improve indoor home air quality. Insulated walls can block out car exhaust fumes, as well as hazardous-to-your-health insecticides, machine fluids and other chemicals from certain products being stored in the garage.
Whether you are interested in cellulose, fiberglass or foam insulation in Little Rock, AR for your residential garage, don’t hesitate to contact the experts at Harris Insulation. We are ready to answer all your questions about insulation!