Finally an answer for John C

Submitted by Fitz on 03/01/2004 at 14:59. ( )

You had asked in a past post about insulating metal garage doors. I don't know what area you are in but Lowes carries the foam kits for this. They are about $35.00 and simple to do. Hope this helps as you have always been helpful. Thanks

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I did mine in foam.

This response submitted by Brian Gebeke on 03/01/2004 at 16:47. ( )

I insulated my garage door w/ the foam kits. It sure made a difference as my door faces north, and in North Dakota you need all the help you can get. If you have any spaces you need to fill in w/the foam pcs., you can use your hot glue gun to run the seams together. It made a ten degree difference in heating my garage. BG

I had foil lined styrofoam in mind.

This response submitted by John C on 03/01/2004 at 22:23. ( )

I have tried different types of adhesive over the years and all of it seems to let loose over a short time period. This time with a new door I would like to put 1 inch foam on (north facing door) even if I have to bolt wood strips to the door to hold them on.

Just trying to get some ideas, my winter is about over, electricity bills were livable, but you know how quickly metal transfers cold and heat. I figure its like a huge heat sink. Probley will not save more than 2/3 bucks per month, but it should help climate control the garage.

John do you really have winter down there?

This response submitted by Cecil on 03/02/2004 at 00:16. ( )

we call that Spring up here! LOL

If Buying A New Door...

This response submitted by Andy on 03/02/2004 at 08:08. ( )

Why not just buy an insulated door. The polyisocyanurate insulation is inbetween the metal panels. Overhead Door company is one that comes to mind, oh then there's Garaga doors out of Canada. Hope this helps!


Cecil this winter has been super mild!

This response submitted by John C on 03/02/2004 at 20:54. ( )

But yes we have a winter thats cold enough to freeze the coves on the lakes up. even had the Whute river below Batesville freeze solid enough to cross, even have 20-24 iches of snow from time to time, but not this year!

Not replacing the door this one is still new. Just making a list of what I need to do before next year.


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