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Old November 16th, 2018, 09:20 AM   #21
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^ Good idea guys.

Think I may check my insulated doors to see if there are any voids.
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Old November 16th, 2018, 11:30 AM   #22
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I have the exact same problem of keeping heat in a 3 car garage with two uninsulated doors. I was going to use the kits they sell, glad to hear they don't work before wasting my money.


My other plan was to use as thick of the rigid foam as will fit and glue it to the door in "panels", and use some plastic rigid sheeting to give it a finished look. My main worry was adding too much weight to the door. Any thoughts on how much weight you can add before you cause bigger problems?

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Old November 16th, 2018, 11:40 AM   #23
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I was thinking of using something like this to put over the foam and use glue and/or sheet metal screw to fasten to the door for a less hillbilly look on the inside of the garage (vs looking at the foam boards).


https://www.lowes.com/pd/48-in-x-8-f...nel/1000174771
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Did this quiet down the opening and closing of the garage door at all? I keep waking the baby up when I leave in the morning and I'm thinking this might help quiet the door down a bit
My master bedroom is over my garage, I have a belt drive opener and I replaced the factory door rollers with poly ones (they feel like rollerblade wheels), I canít even hear the door open or close when I am directly above it now.


I used the fiberglass kit from the Depot, it insulates well, but I wouldnít recommend it. The fiberglass dosenít stay in place and it falls out. I ended up using white duct tape to tape all 4 side of it to hold it in place. It hasnít fallen out since, but itíll sag if the door is closed for a long time, enough that it breaks the beam and the door wonít close, so I had to run duct tape completely across the bottom row to keep it in place.
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I bought a kit from Menards for my garage. It was better than nothing, but still not as good as a factory insulated door.

Something like this:
https://www.menards.com/main/buildin...2670223&ipos=2
That isn't a bad kit, but you can cut your own foam and use aluminum tape or butyl tape with similar results.

I am going to try to use something similar to that but also with Reflectix covering it. I already have Clopay insulated doors but am looking for something better for the basement garage. Frost forms on the doors.
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I have the exact same problem of keeping heat in a 3 car garage with two uninsulated doors. I was going to use the kits they sell, glad to hear they don't work before wasting my money.


My other plan was to use as thick of the rigid foam as will fit and glue it to the door in "panels", and use some plastic rigid sheeting to give it a finished look. My main worry was adding too much weight to the door. Any thoughts on how much weight you can add before you cause bigger problems?
I had to tighten the spring in the doors after adding the foam. Been like this for two years without issues.
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I had to tighten the spring in the doors after adding the foam. Been like this for two years without issues.


Itís a double edged sword when you add weight to a garage door. Even though the foam insulation doesnít weigh much, the door springs are calibrated for the original weight of the door. By adding spring tension you shorten the life of the springs considerably.


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I got mine from menards. Here is a 9x7 insulated door for $372

https://www.menards.com/main/doors-w...4433952348.htm

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It's funny how that door come up for you at $372, but when I click the link it's $419. LOL
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It's funny how that door come up for you at $372, but when I click the link it's $419. LOL
Yours probably doesn't include the 11% rebate, on my menards website it shows up with that automatically taken out.



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