Do you hate having no cash to do what you want? Most people do. We all want to be able to do what we want, when we want, so a lack of funds is a real buzzkill. That is why there is such a focus and rise in coupons, flash sales and tutorials on saving money. Did you realize that your garage door might be costing you money right now? If you do not have an insulated garage door, you may be throwing away money into a high energy bill.
Insulating your garage door is a great way to save a ton of money with your bills as it will lessen the effort it takes to power and warm your garage during the colder months. This can be a huge savings of hundreds a year! Now don’t get me wrong, the garage door is not going to magically be warmer the second you insulate it. The job of the insulation is to keep warmth in, not create it. So you will need to warm the garage and try to keep from constantly letting the warm air out by opening the garage door.
Make A Room With Your New Insulated Garage!
So you insulated your garage, now what? What can you do with the garage now? Well, first off, you could make your garage into an extra room. Maybe a play area for the kids, a man cave for your husband, or a spare room for company. As long as you insulate the door, walls and the ceiling of your garage, you will be keeping it nice and toasty for any occasion!
However, this is not a cheap option, it will cost around a grand to complete, but in the end it is going to save you well over that grand in lower energy bills. The price is well worth having a lower bill, and more space to enjoy! Just know that insulating a home can be difficult and it may be wiser to leave it to professionals. Saving money is great, but doing it yourself can cost you more than it saves if you aren’t sure of what you are doing.
Protection from weather, and a money saver? No brainer here!
There is an additional way to save money and keep your garage warmer. Weather stripping is an affordable way to keep all weather conditions out of your garage and the valuables inside, while preventing the frustrating drafts that leave you shivering. It is really cost efficient at around only $100, it will be well worth every penny to keep your garage door warmer and save you more money in the long run! Insulating saves money for both cooler and warmer temperatures, but I will say the cooler temperatures appreciate it much more when the below freezing temperatures come in! Weather stripping alone is not enough to really keep your garage door warm as it is mainly meant to seal the gaps in your garage door and the ground to keep out the breezes that do not belong.