How can we better insulate our garage to keep the heat inside our house?
January 24, 2014 4:52 PM Subscribe
With all the cold weather we've been having, the bedroom above our single car garage has been positively chilly. The rest of the house is nice and toasty, but that one room is several degrees cooler than anywhere else in the house. How can we make it better?
posted by synecdoche to Home & Garden (13 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Just about every other vent in the house is closed but the ones two our three bedrooms and while the other two are quite lovely, this one room (and it is a big one) is downright chilly. We suspect it is simply because it is above our single car garage. We're thinking about doing something about it, if possible.
Would getting better insulation installed in the ceiling of the garage help the problem? If so, is this kind of renovation worthwhile (not from a resale value)? I imagine if it is effective it would have benefits in the summertime, as well, when we want to keep the heat out of that room. Will it affect our heating bill much?
The garage itself is quite cold. The door is pretty thin. This is a newer build house and the garage door, I imagine, is not that great at keeping the heat out on its own. With that said, the interior of the house beside the garage is fine. It's just this one room above it.
How much is a reasonable price for this kind of thing? We're not handy people at all and so we'd probably need somebody to not only tear down the finished ceiling in the garage but put it back up again after the insulation is in. And who would we call? General contractor, or just an insulation guy? Or something else?
Thanks. As first time homeowners we don't know a lot about this stuff.