People across Australia use their garages for a whole range of things – from storing your vehicles, tools and other household items, to using it as a workshop for your DIY projects. By insulating your garage, the year round-temperature can be regulated against extreme weather fluctuations, making it a comfortable and usable extension to your home while reducing your energy costs.
Is your garage attached or detached?
Depending on the style of your home and property, your garage may be either attached or separate to your main dwelling.
Did you know that if the garage is attached to your home, there are specific R value ratings for the ceilings that you are required to meet to adhere to building codes? To ensure you’re compliant, engage an insulation specialist who can provide you with the correct recommendations for your home.
If your garage is detached, there aren’t set rules for insulating your space – yet this doesn’t mean you shouldn’t worry about it. There are so many benefits from insulating your garage which will lead to your increased comfort and effective temporal control for the space.
The main benefits of insulating your garage
- Use your garage all year-round
Imagine on a cold winter’s day being able to head out to the garage and not dread the freezing temperatures or draughts coming in. Many people use their garage simply as a place to store their car, motorbikes or bikes – because it’s generally not a space with pleasant temperatures in either Summer or Winter. By properly insulating your garage, you can enjoy your garage in every season and start to use it for projects, kid’s play or a fitness room.
- Reduce the transmission of heat or cold in an attached garage
If your garage is attached to your home, it’s important to ensure the temperature of this area is controlled. Did you know that every time you open the door of your garage, you’ll be affecting the temperature in your home? This means that you could be interfering with your heating and air-conditioning systems and causing them to work harder unnecessarily. Insulation in your garage means that your energy use will be much more efficient, cost-effective and better for the environment.
- Create an environment where you can store personal items
Your garage typically doubles as a storage space for personal items that either can’t be stored in your home, or you’ve simply run out of storage room inside! By insulating your garage, you can safely store a variety of items without worrying if they will deteriorate such as seasonal decorations or collectables. Insulation is also effective in reducing humidity which is fantastic when it comes to storing items that have a tendency to rust.
- Regain some peace and quiet in your home
If you’ve got teenagers who like to have friends over, children who practice musical instruments or a partner who likes to use power tools for DIY projects, having a well-insulated space for them to retreat to may be a welcome relief! By insulating your garage, you can reduce noise transmission in your home and enjoy increased comfort.
- Protect yourselves from carbon monoxide
Insulation in your garage has an important safety function in that it can help to protect you and your family from carbon monoxide. This can quickly become trapped in the garage – especially when remote start systems are engaged accidentally.
Speak with an insulation specialist today
As you can see there are multiple benefits to insulating your garage – whether you’re doing it for financial, environmental or safety reasons. The sooner you insulate your garage, the sooner you can start to enjoy the benefits of an extra space within your home for all the family to enjoy.
Get in touch with us today and speak with our knowledgeable team about your specific insulation requirements.