The best garage door insulation kit for most people is the Reach Barrier 3009 Garage Door Insulation Kit. This garage door insulation kit is easy to install and will help keep the temperatures in your garage more comfortable year-round. The insulation is made with Reach Barrier’s exclusive Reflective Air Insulation with Sound Reduction Technology. One kit is designed for 8 ft and 9 ft single car garage doors. You can purchase two kits if you are insulating a double car width garage door which is usually 16 ft or 18 ft wide.
Why the Reach Barrier 3009 Garage Door Insulation Kit?
The Reach Barrier 3009 Garage Door Insulation Kit features Reflective Air insulation with Sound Reduction Technology. These technologies help reduce heat and cold penetration and will also help to quiet down your garage door. This kit is very popular because it is inexpensive and easy to install. Most garage door insulation kits include large foam panels that are hard to cut and install.
The Reach Barrier 3009 Garage Door Insulation Kit is a lightweight kit you can add to your garage door that will not affect the balance of your door. This is important because if you add too much weight to your garage door without changing the spring, you can cause the door to become unbalanced and it could cause premature wear on your garage door opener.
The Benefits of Insulating Your Garage Door
Hobbies or Exercising
One of the best reasons to insulate your garage door is if you spend a lot of time in the garage working on hobbies or exercising. By insulating your garage door, you can lower the temp in the garage 10-20 degrees especially if your garage faces the west sun. The opposite is true if you live in a cold climate. You can maintain a higher temperature in the garage therefore making it more bearable to work or exercise while it’s freezing outside. This makes spending time in the garage more enjoyable and allows you to make great use of this additional space when it is hot or cold outside.
Bedroom Above Garage
Another great reason to insulate your garage door is if you have a bedroom above the garage. Many times you will hear homeowners say their bedroom is the hottest room in the house. They struggle all year long trying to find a comfortable temperature in their bedroom. The reason for this is that heat rises and as the garage becomes hotter throughout the day, it becomes a hot box sitting right below the bedroom. Insulating the garage door will lower the temperature of the garage therefore making it easier to cool down the bedroom above. This will go a long way into helping maintain a comfortable temperature in the bedroom above.
Dampen Noise in the Garage
Insulating your garage door is also a good way to quiet down your home from outside noise. If you have lots of traffic or noise coming from neighbors, insulating the garage door will cut down on the noise that will penetrate the garage therefore creating a more comfortable living space inside your home. This can also be beneficial if you are trying to keep noise in. If you have a garage band and do not want to disturb the neighbors, insulating the garage door is a great way to prevent noise from leaking out and it helps with the acoustics in the garage.
Insulating the garage door is also a great way to quiet down a noisy garage door. Standard non-insulated pan doors are normally louder due to the lack of insulation to absorb sounds generated by a garage door when it opens and closes. Installing a garage door insulation kit will cut down on this noise therefore make for a more pleasant experience at home especially if you have a bedroom or nursery above the garage.
Pets in the Garage
Many homeowners keep their pets in the garage while they are gone. Insulating the garage door is a great way to make this space more comfortable for your furry friend. You can have peace of mind knowing the temperature is much more tolerable for man’s best friend.
Insulate for Man Cave
We have seen on many occasions garages that have been turned into an area to watch sports or play pool. Homeowners will decorate the garage in their favorite sports team colors and use it as a place to get away and enjoy their favorite game. There is lots of room in a garage to set up a pool table or couches so you can enjoy the space. Insulating the garage door will keep temperatures at a reasonable level which will also help extend the life of electronics and furniture.
The Reach Barrier 3009 Garage Door Insulation Kit was designed to be installed by DIY homeowners. Each standard kit contains 8 pre-cut panels that can easily be cut down with a razor knife. High density foam squares with long-lasting acrylic adhesive are used to attach the panels to the door. These foam squares are heat tested to withstand high temperatures.
What Size Garage Door Does the Insulation Kit Fit?
The Reach Barrier 3009 Garage Door Insulation Kit will fit an 8 ft or 9 ft wide garage door that is 7 ft tall. If you have a double width garage door that is 16 ft or 18 ft wide, you will need to purchase two kits.
Do I Need to Change the Springs on My Garage Door?
When you order a new garage door from your local dealer, it will come standard with polystyrene white foam insulation with a vinyl backer. This is the standard insulation that has been used on all vinyl back and steel back garage doors for many years. What most people don’t know is when you order a garage door with insulation from your local garage door company, the door will come with stronger springs to accommodate the added weight of the insulation.
The Reach Barrier 3009 Garage Door Insulation Kit is lightweight and can be applied to any garage door with minimal effect to the weight and balance of the door. They use radiant barrier technology to keep your garage door at a comfortable temperature year-round. This kit can be installed by a do-it-yourself homeowner and does not require replacing the springs on your garage door in most circumstances.
What If My Garage Door is 8 ft Tall?
If you have a taller than standard garage door that is 8 ft tall, you will want to purchase the two Reach Barrier 3009 Garage Door Insulation Kits. This will provide the additional panels needed to insulate a taller garage door that has five sections instead of the standard four sections on a 7ft tall garage door. If you have a four section, 8ft tall garage door, then you should be fine with one kit. One kit will cover 8 ft and 9 ft wide garage doors while two kits will be needed for 16 ft and 18 ft garage doors.