Garage Insulation
Often overlooked as a source of energy and heat loss, the garage should be one of the first places explored for possible insulation.
"Homes with attached garages often have "interface" problems that can lead to waste of heat and cooling. Because the garage is attached to the house, in many cases the effort that goes into insulating the outside of the house against the weather is not extended to the garage. That's a mistake, because in the winter the garage can become just as cold as the outdoor air -- and in the summer, even hotter than it is outside.

"There are often holes in garage walls, either put there intentionally or accidentally, that allow air movement between the two areas. Not only are these potential pathways for heated or cooled air to escape or infiltrate, but they are also a danger.

"The shared wall between a house and garage is required to be fire-rated. That's so a fire that starts in the garage will be contained there for as long as possible before it breaks through to the house. Garage fires are more common than many people think; car batteries develop short circuits, and gasoline is often stored in cans for use with lawn mowers and other yard maintenance equipment. A hole in a wall between a garage and house can compromise fire safety."

Even if your garage isn't attached, if you want to use it for storage or even to keep your cars there (how novel), adding insulation can help maintain a more stable temperature. This will benefit your lawn mower, gasoline and knick-knacks stored in the garage, as well as being a more pleasant place in which to enter or leave your vehicle.
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