While we may not experience extreme winters here in Miami, the temperatures can drop occasionally, especially during the long winter nights. How prepared are you for the brisk months coming up? Is your garage ready for the cooler temps or are you going to get caught frozen in your tracks?
Insulating your home is a no-brainer, we all realize just how important it is to install insulation. In fact, we don’t even think twice about it, it is an expectation that the houses we reside in come fully insulated against extreme temperatures. However, we rarely think to insulate our garages.
It truly makes sense once you stop to ponder it. During the summer, when you step out into your garage to get in your car, the heat hits you in the face. Your garage is rarely much cooler than the outside temperature when the sun swelters. In the winter, the cement floors become too cold to walk across with bare feet.
If the temperature is this noticeably different from within your house, think of the energy costs you could be saving if you invested in insulating your garage just like the rest of your home. There are many benefits to installing insulation within your garage, so let’s check them out!
As we briefly mentioned previously, cutting energy costs is a big motivator for many people to insulate their garages. Insulation can keep your garage at least 10 degrees warmer during the chilly winter months. It also helps to protect against sweltering heat, and can keep your garage up to 25 degrees cooler during the hottest parts of summer. We are all pretty familiar with just how hot Miami summers can get, and that heat can cause the utility bills to soar as well. Even with mild winters, if your garage is not insulated, you may not experience much relief from these high costs throughout the rest of the year as well.
These costs can be alleviated by installing insulation within your garage. Making the slightest difference in the temperature of your garage can greatly impact your utility bills. By regulating the temperature in extreme weather conditions with insulation, your air conditioner and heat system will not have to work as hard, and will not need to be constantly running to make up for escaping air.
While saving money and cutting utility bill costs is often the number one driving factor for homeowners to install insulation, another reason is to increase the level of comfort they experience within their garage. An insulated space makes for a much more comfortable living environment. Regulated temperatures make it a more pleasant experience getting in and out of your car, or when you need to access belongings that are stored in the garage. You can even take it a step further and utilize the garage as an extra livable space within your home when needed, such as for a game room, craft room, and more!
One more benefit of insulating your garage than many people overlook is the fact that it creates a quieter garage operation experience. Without insulation, you can typically hear every creak, squeak, and groan of your garage door opener (maybe it’s time to replace it). With insulation, those noises become muffled, or even undetectable. This allows for opening and closing of the garage door without disturbing anyone within the home.
As you can see, there are many reasons to invest in garage insulation, including saving money, creating a more comfortable space, and lessening garage door operation noise. If you have questions, or want to check out your garage options, contact us today.