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Steve Hayes
06-30-2006, 10:50 AM
I am getting ready to install and ac unit in the garage. I have a metal garage door that will need insulation. I was thinking of cutting the foam sheets and placing them in each panel. Any other ideas?

Chris Padilla
06-30-2006, 11:02 AM
Rigid foam is the way to go, Steve. What kind of garage door is it? Sectional? One-piece? Other? Pics might help, too.

Joe Pelonio
06-30-2006, 11:31 AM
Wow, an air conditioned garage, way to go.

Steve Hayes
06-30-2006, 11:34 AM
It's the shop also. Not just to keep the cars cool but now that you mention it..... Yes the door is sectional.

Steve Clardy
06-30-2006, 2:37 PM
Back when I was pricing my two 10x10 overheads, the price difference between non and insulated, was only $100.00

I was going to use foam board, glued on.
But for the price of the cost difference, insulated doors, with a protective cover over the foam, I couldn't justify doing it.

I have seen several doors insulated with foam board. Just takes time to get it fitted real nice and sealed up

Bruce Page
06-30-2006, 2:37 PM
Steve, I glued 1 Styrofoam panels on my old sectional garage doors. It was an improvement but not a big one. Several years later I replaced them with factory insulated doors and the difference was night & day.

Steve Hayes
06-30-2006, 3:04 PM
If my wife keeps up the pace of backing in to it we may have to replace it. ;)

Joe Pelonio
06-30-2006, 3:58 PM
If my wife keeps up the pace of backing in to it we may have to replace it. ;)
Then maybe you should use thick rubber insulation, on both sides?!

Steve Hayes
06-30-2006, 4:12 PM
Nah. Just make her park outside. :D OOhhhh didi I say that?

Scott Loven
07-31-2006, 2:18 PM
What about buying/making an insulated blanket that you could cover the entire door with, maby Velcro it to the wall on each side of the door? I am building a shop and am thinking of something to keep it warm in the winter.
Or this