If you are worried about heat or air conditioning in your garage after insulating the walls and doors then you should think about insulating the ceiling of your garage. But the question is whether it will be helpful or not and what are the most effective ways to insulate the garage ceiling. This article will help you to find the best ways of insulating a garage ceiling quickly and easily. We have found the best ways to do it. Let’s continue reading with us.
Things You Should Know Before Insulating A Garage Ceiling
The first and most important thing is to know what type of insulation you need if you are insulating your garage ceiling. Here we will discuss the most common types of insulations that are used nowadays for insulating a garage ceiling and are extremely easy to install. We will let you know about the budget cost of the whole project including hiring someone or if you want to do it by yourself. By the way it’s an easy task, you can do it by yourself if you wish to save some money.
If you doing it by yourself you’ll need these things and tools
- Dust Mask
- Eye Protection
- Measuring Tape
- Drywall screws
- Staple gun
- Utility Cutter
Steps for Insulating Your Garage Ceiling
- Find the damaged portion and measure it
- Make ready the area
- Arrange the rafter vents if any
- Prepare the Insulation
- Fix the Insulation
- Place the drywall
- Find The damaged Portion and Measure it
The first step is to find the damaged portion (rafters) and fasteners. Before fixing the insulation, you must check these things to prevent any damage. For this, take a ladder and start from the backside of the garage that is far away from the door. Check all the portions of the rafter. Also, examine the screws and nails (fasteners) and make sure they are safe from all the issues like water and termites. You must have to change all damaged fasteners and tighten the loose screws and nails. Exactly measure the length and width of all the portions of rafters by using the measuring tape. Mostly the measurements of all the portions are the same except for the top of the ceiling. Make sure to write down all the measurements.
- Clear Your Garage
You need to clear the area of your garage in order to fix the ceiling easily and perfectly. Garages are normally filled with cars, bikes, personal belongings and some kind of furniture that might block your way while insulating the ceiling of your garage. We will recommend you to make sure that there are no open electrical wires in order to minimize expected damage.
- Fix And Install Rafter Vents
Insulating your garage ceiling is somehow easy and somehow tricky. The tricky part comes where you need to cut down your rafters as per the size of the insulation required for your garage. You need to have a cutter to cut the pieces perfectly. The next thing after cutting is the right placement of the boards on both sides of the garage i.e. left and right sides, similar in size to the size of insulation.
We will recommend you to arrange a good ladder and a staple gun in order to do the activity of insulating your garage ceiling with rafter vents. While applying the ceiling make sure to staple after every 8 to 10 inches to fix it with strength.
- Prepare The Insulation
The process of preparing the insulation is quite simple. You just need to take your insulation with you to your garage. Bring your cutter and cut the insulation pieces perfectly in size similar to the size of the rafters. Divide your pieces into the square footage pieces and the parameter pieces and place them on the left and right sides of your garage. One important tip we would like to share with you is that you can mark the sheets to locate them quickly. This step will save your time and efforts both and make you finish your task properly.
- Install The Insulation
At this stage you need to show the DIY skills you have acquired up till now as the installation process is going to need them all. Firstly, install the insulation from the left side of the garage on the rafters under the raft vents. You should maintain your position in a way that will make you able to push the installation into the right position. Now paste the aligned piece of insulation on the rafters. The next thing is to grab the irregular pieces of insulation one by one to fix them in their perfect positions among the rafters. Finally, you need to look at the ceiling of your garage and find out if there are some missing places or gaps left while insulation. Fill the gaps perfectly by cutting additional pieces of insulation and rafter vents for the required areas.
- Install The DryWall
We will recommend our reader to install the drywall sheets in order to beautify the finishing of the insulation of your garage ceiling. Just decide and choose the level of thickness you think is required to have and the right quantity of sheets required to fix your garage ceiling.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do garage ceilings need to be insulated?
It is not necessary to insulate your garage ceiling if you don’t face any temperature issues. But if you want to increase the level of temperature in your garage and don’t want to escape the warm air through pipes or holes.
What should I use for the garage ceiling?
There are a number of options available for garage ceiling. You can use these materials for your garage ceiling:
- Aluminum Soffit
- Corrugated Metals
- Oriented standard board
- PVC tiles
What’s the cheapest way to insulate a garage?
Fiberglass insulations are the cheapest type and it is most commonly used in garage ceiling insulation and it is easy to install. It comes in the form of a blanket and is easy to reach in difficult areas.
Is insulating a garage worth it?
If you want to save the consumption of energy throughout the year, you should insulate your garage because it is a great return on your investment. There are other benefits to insulating your garage like you can save a lot of money by paying fewer electricity bills by doing just a one-time investment. Also, it will increase the life of your vehicles and protect them from temperature effects.
By means of conclusion, we must say that insulating your garage sealing brings you the things you want from it. The process of insulation is quite simple and you can do it by yourself or you can hire someone to do the job for you. You need to go through the six steps that are stated above and explained in detail in order to insulate your garage ceiling.