How to Insulate the Door Between Your House and Garage
Homes with attached garages lead to energy waste.
The effort that goes into insulating the outside of the house is not often extended to the garage.
That's a mistake and here is why:
If you insulate the floor above your unheated garage, it will help reduce the energy costs for the other insulated parts of the home. (Source: How Stuff Works.)
- Caulk or foam up the bottom edges of the drywall next to the concrete.
- Add gaskets to receptacles on both sides of the wall. That helps in keeping stinky "garage air" out of the house.
- Caulk around the trim of the door and add weather-stripping.
- The door from the garage into the house is more important to repair or replace than other entry doors.
- Please insulate any home entry doors and/or garage doors.