I have a raised ranch which has two bedrooms over a garage. Last winter,
these rooms were colder than the other rooms in the house. I'm going to
insulate the ceiling of the garage with the following:
Then I'll have drywall installed over that. I'm going to add more
insulation to the attic.
I was also planning on insulating the walls (having blown in insulation
put in) and possibly insulating the garage doors, adding better weather
stripping around garage doors, etc. My goal would be to increase the
temperature of the garage so that the bedrooms stay warmer. I would have
to insulate one full wall, one half wall (the foundation makes up half the
wall), and the wall where the garage doors are. The interior wall to the
house is insulated.
However, the following site:
says that if you're not going to heat the garage, insulation may actually
make the garage cooler in the winter and not warmer. Because my garage is
completely packed with stuff when both cars are in there, I doubt I'll use
it much for any work. I may change oil and the like every once in a
while. I may also use it every once in a while for other projects, though
these projects would be few and far between (by this, I mean the amount of
times I'd actually want to heat the garage would be maybe once per month
or less during winter).
So, is there a benefit to insulating a garage in Connecticut, if one does
not necessarily want to use the garage as a working space?
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