Insulating Your Old Drafty Metal Garage Door and Garage Heating Option - September 24th 2007
Q: I use my garage as a workshop but I'm finding that the metal garage door gets so cold that it's uncomfortable to work for any length of time during the winter. Can you suggest what I can do to keep the cold out and warmth in?
A: Metal and wood garage doors are made of very light material to enable easy up and down movement, however they let a lot of cold migrate into the garage cavity during the cooler months. To correct this problem insulation should be applied to the inside surface of the door. For the best result, apply a sheet of Reflectix Foil Insulation using Velcro on steel doors or stapling onto wood doors, this will reflect the cold outdoors and the heat indoors. Also make sure the weather strip on your garage door, is in good shape to keep drafts out. Visit www.reflectixinc.com for more information.
You may also want to consider adding a heat source. Convectair has a radiant heater that can warm a garage.
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