Garage Insulation Tips Help Heat Home and Save Money

Here's a startling fact nearly 80 million homes are estimated to be UNDER insulated according to Department of Energy standards. Could one of them be yours? You know you need to check the attic. The experts at DOE say you need least 19 inches of fiberglass batt insulation or 22 inches of blown insulation there. 

But what about other places in your home? One area sometimes overlooked is your garage, including the garage door. Newer homes often have a bonus space directly over the garage. Is this the coldest room in your house? An easy way to warm it up is to add insulation to the garage. Not only will it warm your house, but it can help reduce heating costs. Make sure to pay special attention to the garage door. You may not realize it, but a lot of cold air can leak through the garage door. By lining the garage door with insulation, you may be lining your pockets with more cash.  

If your garage door was added in 2009 or 2010 you may qualify for the garage door tax credit. With this tax credit incentive, not only will installing insulated garage door parts help lower your home energy consumption and costs, but the garage door and garage door parts will help pay for themselves within the year.

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