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jameshh

03:39AM | 03/09/03
Member Since: 03/08/03
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Bvhvac
Hi,

I just moved into a new house in Northern KY. Our garage has frozen a couple of times with the cold weather we've been having.

The walls were finished when we moved in, but I'm contemplating tearing them down and putting up insulation.

The garage door, ceiling, left wall and back wall our not insulated and are 'outside' walls.

I have plenty of room in the ceiling to insulate as it is a large attic.

The garage door is hard core foam about 1" or so I would imagine.

Will insulating my garage help keep it warmer in the winter? I'm also thinking about the days when I want to work out there in the winter, but it's so cold even my kerosene heater won't keep up.

Thanks,

Jim

homebild

05:36PM | 03/09/03
Member Since: 01/28/03
694 lifetime posts
If this is an attached garage, the walls and ceilings adjacent to the house will already have been insulated AND the drywall is neccesary to be there by code to stop a garage initiated fire.

If the garage is detached and you wish to heat it, you can insulate all the walls and ceilings. Your local building code will then be the determining factor whether or not you can leave the insulation without a drywall cover or not.

ACD

01:08PM | 03/11/03
Member Since: 10/15/02
359 lifetime posts
Insulating a garage will be good if you plan to use it as a workshop as well. If you are doing this to keep it from freezing though, you will need to heat it as well. It will still freeze even if it is insulated.
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