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Insulation: never easier

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2 men putting insulation in ceiling

Making your garage a year-round workplace.

Many homeowners look at the garage as the largest room of their house and ask: Why can't we make better use of this space year-round? Great question!

Sadly, too many garages are beastly hot in the summer and icy cold in the winter. Let's see if we can change that.

The detached 2 1/2-car garage shown here got an upgrade with batts of R-13 insulation in the walls and ceiling. The insulation and a new natural-gas garage heater will allow the homeowners to keep the garage interior 40F or warmer all winter. The heated space transforms into a retreat for their kids to play in inclement weather, and working in the garage in the winter no longer requires gloves and a stocking cap.

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nannapapam wrote:

I insulated my 24' by 30' shop ceiling with R-19 roll in and R-11 roll in the walls and it made such a difference when heating it ...MB

10/24/2013 10:18:38 AM Report Abuse
erwinkurtz wrote:

one should consider spray foam insulation for under the roof, 6" is about equal to R38. My son did it to his shop before installing 5/8" sheet rock. His shop stays workable year round with minimum heat. I have worked in his attic in the summer there was only a few degrees difference in temperature from the room. Sure it cost more but the return is more than worth it.

6/15/2013 08:22:03 PM Report Abuse
richietats wrote:

I finally insulated my 24 x 24 garage/shop this past winter. I am in colorado so cold is my main issue. I ran roll craft faced insulation cross ways over the trusses. Worked great and left the air gap from the eaves to the ridge vent. I added an electric heater hung from the ceiling and it is great even at 0 degrees.

6/13/2013 01:11:04 PM Report Abuse
shelcom wrote:

In my area zip 85748 keeping it cool is more important. Sadly many insulation additions end up in covering up the Vented Bird Board typically used. To prevent this your supposed to use a corrigated plastic shield to allow venting at those holes. I found this out by watching "Holmes on Homes" on PBS!

6/13/2013 12:11:28 PM Report Abuse

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