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Kits for Residential and Commercial Doors

 

PanelFoam Insulation

R4.5

Foil Insulation

R4.6 to R6.0

 

Fiberglass Insulation

R9

Radiant Barrier Attic

Access Insulation Lid

Attic Access Lids from Texas Garages!

Garage Door

Threshold Seals

Garage Door Threshold Seals from Texas Garages!

 

 

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Kits for Residential and Commercial Doors

  Texas Garages® offers a variety of Garage Door Insulation Products to help you beat the High Cost of Energy and keep your Garage, Shop and Work Areas at a comfortable temperature all Year Long!  We offer three types of insulation materials to give you a choice between cost, R-value and esthetics.  Choose from our Fiberglass Insulation, PanelFoam Insulation and Reflective Foil Garage Door Insulation Kits, designed to fit Metal Residential and Commercial Doors for added protection from temperature loss and air leakage.  Also, if you are interested in installing a full Heating and Cooling system for your garage or workshop click here.

  Garage Door Insulation is a MUST HAVE for any un-insulated metal garage door, especially those facing the morning EAST sun, afternoon WEST sun or any door that needs to retain heat in the winter and keep cool in the summer!  Garages are typically the largest un-insulated area of a home and the garage door is a natural choice to insulate.  Join in combating the rise in high energy costs by installing our Garage Door Insulation and Threshold Seals which will provide a simple, cost effective solution and return on your investment.  Garage Door Insulation will decrease your heating and cooling costs.  Insulating your garage door will keep your garage cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter, but also reduces street noise and those squeaky opening and closing sounds by providing an additional sound barrier.  Our Garage Door Insulation Kits can be professionally installed within our service area or installed by the homeowner by following the instructions enclosed with each kit.  Our Garage Door Insulation Kits carry a One Year Warranty.  Our Garage Door Threshold Seals carry a Lifetime Warranty.

Insulation Comparison Chart

 

Single Foil

White Vinyl

Double Foil

PanelFoam

Recycled

Fiberglass

"R" Value

4.6

6.0

4.5 9.0

Residential Doors

Yes

Yes

Yes Yes

Commercial Doors

Yes

Yes

Yes Yes

Warranty

1 Year

1 Year 1 Year 1 Year
Energy Tax Credit No No Yes Yes

Install Time (8'W x 7'H)

1 Hour~

1 Hour~

45 Minutes~ 30-45 Minutes~

$ Single Door 8'W x 7'H

$109.00

$129.00

$89.00 $89.00

$ Double Door 16'Wx7'H

$109.00

$129.00

$178.00 $178.00

Material

Foil/Poly/Vinyl

Foil/Poly/Foil Polystyrene Fiberglass

Residential Dimensions

24"H x 18'W

24"H x 18'W

20-1/4"H x 54"W

21"H x 36.5'L

Commercial Dimensions 24"H x 18'W 24"H x 18'W 23-1/4"H x 54"W 24"H x 61'L
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Fiberglass Garage Door Insulation

Kits for Residential and Commercial Doors

 

Reflective Foil Garage Door Insulation

   Texas Garages offers two types of Reflective Foil Garage Door Insulation Kits designed to fit both a single 8' to 10' wide door or a double 16' to 18' wide door in one kit!  First our standard "Reflective Double Foil" kits have two layers of heavy-duty polyethylene air-bubble film sandwiched between two layers of 99.9% pure aluminum foil, with a total thickness of 5/16-inch that provides up to an "R6.0" insulation value.  Next is our "Reflective Single Foil White Vinyl" kits with one layer of heavy-duty polyethylene air-bubble film sandwiched between one layer of 99.9% pure aluminum foil and one layer of White Vinyl to give your door a more pleasing look.  Our "Reflective Single Foil White Vinyl" kits provide up to an "R4.6" insulation value!  Our Reflective Foil Garage Door Insulation Kits can outperform 6" of mass insulation in all climates and even higher performance can be expected in hot and humid climates, and reflects 97% of radiant energy hitting a garage door's surface. 

  Our Reflective Foil Garage Door Insulation Kits carry a Class A Class 1 Fire Rating, impervious to moisture and air currents, and is an ideal convection and vapor barrier.  These Reflective Double Foil Garage Door Insulation Kits reflect heat in both directions to keep your garage Warmer in the Winter and Cooler in Summer.  The Reflective Foil Garage Door Insulation Kits come complete with instructions, Insulation Rolls, Double Sided Tape and a Utility Trim knife.  Order Online Below!

 

Engineering Data

 

Thermal

Performance Data

Document

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  For the engineering types who want to know more in-depth and technical specifications, we have provided laboratory testing data certifying the thermal performance of our Reflective Foil Insulation products.

Types of Foil Insulation

 

Single Foil White Vinyl Insulation

Double Foil Insulation

 

Reflective Foil Installation Instructions

(Detailed instructions are included with each kit.)

Contact us if you have any questions.

 

Door Before Installation

R-Value "0"

Standard Double Door Before Insulation Installation.

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Install One Row at a Time

Reflective Double Foil

Install Reflective Foil in Rows!

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Installation Complete

Reflective Double Foil

Reflective Foil Insulation for Your Garage Door!

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Install One Row at a Time

Reflective Single Foil White Vinyl

Reflective Foil White Vinyl Garage Door Insulation Kit from Texas Garages!

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Foil Insulation from Texas Garages!

Installation Complete

Reflective Single Foil White Vinyl

Reflective Foil White Vinyl Garage Door Insulation Kits from Texas Garages!

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  1. Since you are taking the time and effort to install a cost effective insulation product for your garage door, why not take the time to do a little maintenance on your garage door that may be over due?  Click here to see our maintenance suggestions.

  2. Tools Required: Utility Knife (included in kit), Adjustable wrench to remove door obstructions like handles or locking mechanisms, Spray Cleaner like Windex/409 and wiping rags.

  3. Clean all exposed metal edges and surfaces of the door to be taped.  We normally use Windex and sometimes 409 if there is oil/grease present.  Make sure all dust, dirt and oil is completely cleaned off of the exposed metal surfaces before applying the double-sided tape.  Also, do not apply tape to a door that is wet or in high humidity situations that will cause the tape to not properly adhere to the door or to the foil.  Sometimes new doors have a thin film of oil on the galvanized parts, and there is sometimes over spray of lubricant of the hinges on the door, make sure to completely clean the oil off, the tape will not stick to the door if there is oil and this will void any warranty or returns!

  4. Once the door panel edges are clean, measure, cut and apply double sided tape (included in kit) and press firmly onto all exposed edges of the garage door for the reflective foil to attach to.  Apply tape when temperatures are above 45°F.

  5. Before applying the Reflective Foil to the double sided tape, make sure the foil is clean from dust, dirt, greasy finger prints and anything else that will interfere with proper bonding to the double-sided tape.  DO NOT LAY THE FOIL ON THE GARAGE FLOOR, CONTAMINANTS MAY GET ON THE FOIL AND PREVENT PROPER BONDING!  Clean the Reflective Foil and the door frame edges with the enclosed Alcohol wipes.

  6. Remove double sided tape strip and attach reflective foil to the outside frame edges of the garage door panels by pressing insulation firmly onto panel edges and install one horizontal row at a time.  Trim excess reflective foil as required.  Now enjoy your quieter more comfortable garage!

  7. Do not paint the Reflective Foil, aluminum will not reflect if painted.

There's a Wrong Way and a Right Way

 

  Texas Garages believes in offering our customers Quality Products at Reasonable Prices and support after the sale, but it doesn't stop there.  We want to inform you of the WRONG WAY and RIGHT WAY to purchase and install Reflective Foil Insulation for your Garage Door.  The pictures below show the WRONG WAY and RIGHT WAY to install our Reflective Foil Insulation kits on your Garage Door!  You can find companies on the Internet that sell pre-cut foil panel kits and claim R-Values from 10 to 16, but let's explain the facts versus fiction on insulation.

  First let's review the installation.  The foil panels in the WRONG WAY Picture are attached to the door skin directly, reducing overall "R" value because of not providing an "Air Pocket" between the foil and the door skin.  The Air Pocket acts as an additional radiant barrier and increases the overall effectiveness and performance of your garage door insulation installation.  Another major error is the panels do not cover the vertical support rails and side frames of the door allowing passive heat and cold to pass through the door into the garage from the exposed metal.  By installing the foil on the "entire" door and covering as much exposed metal as possible provides the best insulation performance.

  Now "R" values, these mystical insulation property values are determined by 3rd party engineering certification testing laboratories.  Anyone can claim any "R" value they want, but ask them if they have independent testing data to support it.  "R" values are rated several ways on the same product, for instance "Horizontal" thermal penetration which is usually a ceiling or attic application where the material is laying horizontally for upward and downward usage.  Horizontal thermal penetration is always the highest "R" value, and some companies use this value to rate their garage door insulation and this would be incorrect because garage doors should be rated using a "Vertical" thermal penetration rating, meaning a wall or door insulation application, which will always be lower than horizontal.  For instance our Double Reflective Foil product is rated at R14.3 Horizontal Resistance and R6 Vertical Resistance, so we use the R6 not R14.3 rating which is more appropriate for Garage Door Applications.  Our products have been tested, certified and the datasheet is downloadable below.

Buy with confidence from a Company that has been selling and

installing Garage Door Insulation products since 2002!

 

"Wrong" Way

"Right" Way

Reflective Foil Insulation for Your Garage Door!

Datasheet

Document

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Reflective Double Foil Kit R-6.0

Fits Single Door or Double Door

This kit fits both door types - one Size Fits All!

Fits Single Doors or Fits Double Doors

Kit Includes:

(4) 24-in. High x 18-ft. Wide Rolls

(1) Roll Double Sided Tape, 1-1/2" x 180'

Utility Trim Knife, Alcohol Wipes

and Instructions

$129.00

Regularly $159.95

Reflective Single Foil White Vinyl Kit R-4.6

Fits Single Door or Double Door

This kit fits both door types- one Size Fits All!

Fits Single Doors or Fits Double Doors

Kit Includes:

(4) 24-in. High x 18-ft. Wide Rolls

(1) Roll Double Sided Tape, 1-1/2" x 180'

Utility Trim Knife, Alcohol Wipes

and Instructions

$109.00

Regularly $139.95

Commercial Doors

  Don't wait any longer!  Get those warehouse doors insulated to save on energy costs and let your employees work in a more comfortable environment.  Purchase the individual components below and start saving money TODAY!

 

Door Before Installation

R-Value "0"

Warehouse Door Insulation from Texas Garages!

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Door After Installation

R-Value "6.0"

Warehouse Door Insulation from Texas Garages!

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Door After Installation

Quieter Operation

Warehouse Door Insulation from Texas Garages!

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Door After Installation

Much Cooler

Warehouse Door Insulation from Texas Garages!

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Individual Components

It takes approximately (1) roll of Double Sided Tape to complete a Standard Double Sized Door.

 

White Seam Tape

3"W x 150'L Roll

$25.00

Double-Sided  Adhesive Tape

 

1.5"W x 180'L Roll

$19.00

Aluminum Seam Tape

2"W x 150'L Roll

$14.00

Double Reflective Foil

24"H x 18'W Roll

$24.00

Single Reflective Foil-White Vinyl

24"H x 18'W Roll

$20.00

PanelFoam Garage Door Insulation

 

Doors Before Insulation

R-Value "0"

PanelFoam Insulation from Texas Garages!   PanelFoam Garage Door Insulation from Texas Garages!

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Doors After Insulation

R-Value "4.5"

PanelFoam Insulation from Texas Garages!   PanelFoam Garage Door Insulation from Texas Garages!

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  Our PanelFoam Garage Door Insulation Kits contain UL® certified Expanded PolyStyrene panels with a High Impact PolyStyrene (HIPS) laminated plastic facer for durability and easy cleaning.  The panels are cut to fit the inside channels of the garage door frame rails to make a flush, insulated panelized system that looks great and helps reduce dirt, dust and noise.  The weight of these kits will generally not effect the balancing of your garage door operation if your springs are in good condition and properly adjusted.  Manufactured from a non-toxic earth-friendly material, these kits are UL® certified, moisture resistant and carry a 1-Year Warranty. 

  Each PanelFoam Kit comes with (8) panels and is designed to cover one Standard Residential 8' or 9' Wide by 7' High metal garage door.  Larger 16' and 18' Wide by 7' High doors will require two kits.

Contact us if you have any questions.

 

PanelFoam Garage Door Insulation Kit from Texas Garages!

 

PanelFoam Garage Door Insulation Kit from Texas Garages!

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PanelFoam Garage Door Insulation Kits from Texas Garages!

 

PanelFoam Installation Instructions

(Detailed instructions are included with each kit.)

 

Installation Instructions

Document

 

  1. Since you are taking the time and effort to install a cost effective insulation product for your garage door, why not take the time to do a little maintenance on your door that may be over due?  Click here to see our maintenance suggestions lower on this page.

  2. Tools Required: Tape Measure, Utility Knife, Straight Edge and Pencil.

  3. Measure distance between garage door vertical rails.

  4. Score panels with utility knife using a straight edge based on measurement from #2.

  5. Break or snap panel at "score mark" from #3.

  6. Flex and insert panel between horizontal garage door rails.

 

PanelFoam 8-Panel Residential Garage Door Insulation Kit

PanelFoam Garage Door Insulation from Texas Garages!

[Door Before and After Installation]

 

Residential PanelFoam Kit Specifications:

  # of Panels: 8  
  Panel Dimensions: 1-1/4"T x 20-1/4"H x 54"W  
  Shipping Dimensions: 10-1/2"D x 20-1/2"H x 54"W  
  Shipping Weight: Approximately 10-12 lbs.  

Residential Garage Door 8-PanelFoam Kit

$99.00

Regularly $119.95

Fits Single Doors

(1) Kit fits a standard

8' - 9' Wide by 7' High 8-panel Door

 

Fits Double Doors

(2) Kits fit a standard

16' - 18' Wide by 7' High 16-panel Door

PanelFoam 2-Panel Residential Garage Door Insulation Kit

(Use Additional Panels for Oversized Doors and Replacements.)

 

Kit Specifications:

Residential Garage Door

2-PanelFoam Kit

$39.00

Regularly $54.95

# of Panels:

Panel Dimensions:

Shipping Dimensions:

Shipping Weight:

 

 

2

1-1/4"T x 20-1/4"H x 54"W

3-1/2"D x 20-1/2"H x 54"W

Approximately 3-lbs.

 

 

PanelFoam 8-Panel Commercial Door Insulation Kit

Commercial PanelFoam Kit Specifications:

 

# of Panels:

Panel Dimensions:

Shipping Dimensions:

Shipping Weight:

8

1-1/4"T x 23-1/4"H x 54"W

10-1/2"D x 23-1/2"H x 54"W

Approximately 14 lbs.

Commercial Garage Door 8-PanelFoam Kit

(8) Panels, Each Panel 23-1/4" x 54" x 1-1/4"

$109.00

Regularly $129.95

Standard 10' wide by 12' high Commercial Bay Door Requires 18-panels.  You would purchase (2) 8-panel kits and (1) 2-panel kit.

Commercial Garage Door 2-PanelFoam Kit

(2) Panels, Each Panel 23-1/4" x 54" x 1-1/4"

$54.00

Regularly $69.95

Use these panels as damage replacements or purchase with 8-panel kit to get the right number of panels needed for your door.

 

 

NOTE

Failure to install any of our Garage Door Insulation Kits per instructions provided will VOID warranty.

Please contact us if you have any questions prior to installation.  We are here to Help!

1.    Question:  "Does the PanelFoam come with plastic caps or ends on the material to give it a finished look, like a picture frame?"

 

Answer:  No.  The PanelFoam Panels on one side have Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) that goes next to the garage door and the other side has a High Impact PolyStyrene (HIPS) laminated plastic facer for durability and easy cleaning.

2.    Question:  "How do you attach the PanelFoam to the garage door, does it have double-sided tape or glue?"

     

Answer:  The PanelFoam Panels "tuck" between the recessed horizontal and vertical garage door rails and hold themselves in.  No tape, glue or screws are needed.

 

3.    Question:  "Would you recommend using both the PanelFoam and Reflective Foil to get the best insulation value?"

       

Answer:  It is not recommended to install both types of insulation products on your door.  The reflective foil kit needs a minimum air space of ¾” between it and the door so you wouldn’t be able to do that by attaching it to the PanelFoam.  Also, by installing both products with R6 and R4.5 will not give you a total insulation value of R10.7.  You only get the highest insulation value of the highest R-value product installed, which in this case would be up to a R6.

 

4.    Question:  I have wooden doors, will either the Reflective Foil or PanelFoam kits work on my doors?

 

Answer:  Maybe.  If you have standard metal doors and the wood fascia was attached to the exterior of the door, then either kit will work.  If your doors are truly all wooden the answer is no.  Our kits are designed for standard aluminum/metal doors.

 

5.    Question:  I have metal hurricane doors, will either kit work on these type doors?

 

Answer:  Yes, however, most new style hurricane metal doors have smaller panel heights, usually 16"H instead of the standard 20"H and they are heavily braced with both vertical and horizontal bracing.  The bottom line is that you can install either kit on these types of doors, it will just be a more involved process to both trim the insulation and gain access to the panels. 

 

NOTE:  Do not take off all the braces at once, only take off one brace at a time, install the insulation and put the brace back on before moving to the next brace.  By taking off too many braces at once you run the risk of getting your door out of alignment.

 

6.    Question:  I have a new home and my garage gets extremely hot in the afternoons, almost unbearable.  I have standard garage doors that face the west and get direct afternoon sunlight.  Also, the attic above the garage ceiling was not blown with insulation, is the heat problem more a function of the non-blown ceiling or heat through the garage door?

 

Answer:  Both the garage door and attic not being insulated are contributing to your heat gain.  The garage door is the easiest, quickest and least expensive to insulate and you can begin to notice an immediate difference.  Once your door is insulated you should then contact an insulation expert/company and discuss your attic options.

 

7.    Question:  "Will the additional weight of the fiberglass garage door insulation kits require the garage door springs to be adjusted?"

 

Answer:  Maybe.  Each kit adds approximately 11-lbs. to the door.  Depending on the quality, age and maintenance of your springs will determine if you need to do anything to your springs.  Generally you will not have to do anything to your springs but keep in mind it is possible you may need to have the springs professionally adjusted.

 

8.    Question:  I have a roll up door on the storage unit I rent that faces the afternoon West sun and it gets extremely hot.  Is there a product I can use on that type of door?

 

Answer:  Not that we have found.  Because this type of door "rolls up into itself" the PanelFoam is not flexible enough nor is there a way to attach it.  The Reflective Foil doesn't have an air pocket thus reducing your "R" value, plus the door won't properly roll up with the material on the door.

 

9.    Question:  Installing the Reflective Foil, am I supposed to stick the insulation to the door frame and to the back edge of the door that folds up, leaving an air gap between the insulation and the garage door?  If so, how do I keep the middle of the insulation on each panel from sagging over time?  Or should I cut the insulation into (16) individual panels and attach it directly to the garage door, leaving no gap between the door and the insulation?

 

Answer:  You will usually have (4) horizontal rows of panels on your garage door, treat each row separately. Clean all the outside exposed metal edges where you will be placing the double-sided tape, remember, failure to clean the door adequately will not allow the tape to bond properly.  After you apply the tape, start at one end of a horizontal roll and using the bottom edge of your horizontal roll as a guide, unroll your reflective foil roll slowly and carefully making sure it attaches to the tape firmly. Your panels are approximately 20” high and the foil rolls are 24” high, so once the entire horizontal roll is done, go back and trim the height of the roll and around hinges, locks, etc.  Be careful not to trim too much, key items to remember are trying to create an air tight space between the foil and the door skin and cover as much exposed metal with the foil as possible so heat/cold doesn’t radiate into the garage. The middle of the insulation will not sag because it is attached on all four edges as you can see in our installation pictures above.  Do not attach the foil directly to the door skin because you won’t have an air pocket, if you do this you will decrease your “R” value by 50%.  Also, do not cut individual panels, by rolling out an entire horizontal roll the installation is much easier and more effective.

 

10.    Question:  I purchased the optional roll of White Seam Tape for the Single Foil White Vinyl Garage Door Insulation Kit.  Is this tape used to cover the horizontal gaps between the garage doors rows of panels?  I am not sure if that will cause a problem when the door opens?

 

Answer:  The White Seam Tape is intended to be used to repair damaged areas to the foil rolls or to seal areas where there may be air lose or gaps around door handles, locks, hinges, etc.  DO NOT use the White Seam Tape on the horizontal seams between the door panel rows as this will not allow the "gap" between the panel rows to separate when the door opens and will probably pull the tape and the foil off the door.

 

11.    Question:  Is there an expectation of how much cooler the garage will be with the insulation installed on the garage door?  Is there a rating system somewhere that can give me an idea of how many degrees cooler we might be with insulation?

 

Answer:  Unfortunately there is no system to determine exact temperature differences you will experience with any of our garage door insulation products. The products are rated with an “R” or resistance value by a certified 3rd party testing organization in a laboratory environment as required by law.  An "R" value is then assigned by the testing organization.  The “R” value is a measure of thermal conductivity, and describes the rate that heat energy is transferred through a material.  The higher the “R” value the better the insulation material.
  We can’t tell you how much of a difference the temperature will be with the insulation on your door because of a variety of issues, such as, is your attic insulated, are your side walls insulated?  Is there a heat source in the garage like a dryer or hot water heater?  Is there air leakage around your garage door?  All of these issues factor into how much difference the temperature will be affected.

 

12.    Question:  Does the Single Foil White Vinyl insulation have white on both sides?  I have small windows on the top of my garage door and just want to make sure that it is the same basic white color on both sides.

 

Answer:  No, the “Single Foil White Vinyl” rolls have commercial grade aluminum foil on one side, that usually goes towards the door to radiate heat and cold back through the door, and white vinyl on the other side that is normally exposed to provide a more pleasing look to the door.  If you want the white vinyl to show on both sides I would recommend getting two rolls and tape the aluminum foil sides together to expose the white vinyl on both sides.  This will reduce your overall "R" value but will accomplish the look you are requiring.

 

13.    Question:  I have two new metal doors that are insulated, however, they seem to be extremely cold.  Would your insulation help the new doors even though they are insulated?  Which type of insulation would you recommend?

 

Answer:  Yes.  You currently have insulated doors, meaning the space between the door skin and the outside frame edges are filled with some type of insulation material. This also means that the PanelFoam product will not work on your door because it is designed to tuck into the recessed cavity between the door skin and the outside frame edges. That leaves us with our Foil Product.  Both the double reflective foil or single foil white vinyl will work on your door, however, because these products are designed to have an air space between the door skin and the material, that will not be possible because of the existing insulation.  With the air space you could receive up to a R6.0 with the double reflective foil and up to a R4.7 with the single foil white vinyl.  Without the air space you reduce your R-value by approximately 50%.  Will the added insulation help your situation, YES, you just won’t get the maximum performance of the product because of the lack of the air space.

 

14.    Question:  I’m trying to determine if insulating my garage is worth it.  There are 4 rows of panels, and one of them is glass.  If I insulate 3 out of the 4 panels and the R value for the PanelFoam and Reflective Single Foil White Vinyl insulation is 4.6, then is the overall "R" value actually 4.6 * 0.75 = 3.45 or is it something much worse?  I am trying to determine whether or not I insulate it.

 

Answer:  Yes.  Your calculations are correct.  Take the overall "R value for the appropriate product you want to insulate with and multiply that "R" value by the percentage of overall panels you will be insulating to determine the approximate overall "R" Value.  By improving the "R" Value on your garage door, even though not to the highest performance rating, is still a worth while investment.

 

15.    Question:  I recently purchased your double reflective foil garage door insulation kit and have one question concerning installation.  I understand that the reflective foil installs on the outside panel edges so as to create an air pocket between the insulation and the door skin.  However, on each side of the door there are holes that would let air escape and not create the air pocket. Should I wrap the foil around both sides of the door to cover up these holes?

 

Answer:  You can wrap the foil around the door edges to cover the holes as long as it does not interfere with the operation of the door.  Some people have used the aluminum seam tape to cover the holes and some have also used pieces of insulation with the double sided tape and covered.  Either way should work fine.

 

16.    Question:  I'm looking for weather striping for overhead doors, to go on the top and sides of the door, to keep the wind out.  Do you know where I might find this?
 

Answer:  Texas Garages does not carry weather striping products due to the variety of products available.  We definitely don't like the quality of weather striping products available at the big box hardware stores.  We suggest visiting a local garage door company that offers both residential and commercial doors, these companies will usually have the variety and quality of weather striping products to choose from that should meet your needs.

 

17.    Question:  I installed the recycled fiberglass garage door insulation kit on my single car garage and was surprised at how easy it was to install.  Unfortunately I have noticed my garage is warmer than before I installed it!  Have you had other customers that have experienced this situation?
 

Answer:  Yes, the garage door insulation is performing as designed by reducing and restricting temperature loss or gain through the door.  When the problem you described is experienced, this normally means there is another "heat source" in the garage such as a hot car engine, old refrigerator running constantly and is most situations poor or no insulation in the attic or walls.  By insulating the garage door you have only performed the least expensive part of insulating your garage.  You are going to have to find that secondary heat source to cure the problem.

Garage Door Periodic Maintenance Program

 

  Garage Door routine maintenance is a must to keep them in good working order and save expensive repairs down the road.  We recommend the following program be performed as least annually and more often based on usage, climate and other conditions.  Consult your local Garage Door Specialist for additional information and maintenance suggestions for custom and commercial doors.

 

  First let's start with the supplies you will need for routine maintenance:

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Mild detergent and a brush, we use diluted laundry detergent in a bucket

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Vinyl cleaner (ArmorAll, etc.)

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Garage door lubricant for hinges, door tracks, chains, pulleys and latch.

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Socket wrench

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10W30 motor oil

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Rag

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  1. Clean the exterior of the door with a mild detergent and brush, and if there's exposed wood, be sure to paint it.

  2. Clean the weather stripping (Figure A below) around the frame and bottom edge with vinyl cleaner and lubricate it once every other month with a silicone-based product to keep the weather stripping pliable.

  3. Check your track rails.  Use a level to check that the tracks are straight up and down on each side of your door, and if they need adjusting simply loosen the lag bolts that hold the track to the wall and then adjust the track until plumb and re-tighten the bolts.

  4. Inspect the rollers (Figure B below) and replace any that are worn or broken.  Most rollers are easily removed by simply loosening the bolts that hold the hinge in place.  Remove the damaged roller and the replacement roller can easily be inserted.

  5. Now that everything is aligned and tightened, lubricate the moving parts.  Apply spray lubricant to the hinges, door tracks, chains, pulleys and latches. Then apply oil to a rag and apply to the springs to quiet that irritating squeaking noise (Figure C below) and remove any excess oil.

  6. Perform these routine maintenance steps and your garage door will provide carefree convenience for many years to come.

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Insulated Attic Access Lid

 

  Texas Garages® now offers the latest in Insulated Attic Access Lids.  Attic Access stair openings are the largest gap and air leakage in home insulation, increasing heat loss in the winter and heat gain in the summer because of the large uninsulated surface of the stairs.  Our insulated attic access lid can reduce radiant heat transfer up to 98% and improve the thermal performance between the attic and garage or living space.  Cut down on those energy bills today and install our Attic Access Lids now!  Our Attic Access Lid is designed to fit a standard rough opening space of 25-1/2" x 54".  If you rough opening is smaller or larger you will have to modify and customize the kits which may or may not provide the optimal expected performance.

 

Radiant Barrier Attic Access Lid

Installation Instructions

 

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Radiant Barrier Attic Access Lid

R-14 Insulation Value

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List: $129.00

$99.00

Garage Door Threshold Seal Kits


 
Garage Door Threshold Seal from Texas Garages!Our Garage Door Threshold Seals mount directly to your garage floor creating a perfect seal between your garage door and floor.   The Garage Door Threshold Seal creates a tight seal for your garage door to help keep leaves, dirt, water and snow from being blown under the garage door by the wind.  Also, if you have a sloped driveway or an uneven garage floor and water is seeping under your garage door, the Threshold Seal adds 1/2" to you garage floor.  The Threshold Seal will also help keep out unwanted insects, snakes and other animals.  By creating a better seal, your garage will stay warmer during the winter and cooler during the summer helping to keep your energy costs down.  The Garage Door Threshold Seal is available in "Gray" to blend with most concrete garage floor colors and "Brown" to give a nice contrasting highlight color, and just released in "Black".

  The Garage Door Threshold Seal works great with all types of garage doors including roll up doors, hinged wood doors and walk through doors.  The one piece strip is permanently secured to the garage floor with Liquid Nails® Polyurethane Adhesive that is included with each kit. Limited Lifetime Warranty from Texas Garages! The Garage Door Threshold Seal is available in 10', 16', 18' and 20' kits which include the one piece Garage Door Threshold Seal, Liquid Nails® Polyurethane Adhesive and applicator gun.  Contractor kits are also available in 50' and 100' lengths and contains the Liquid Nails® Polyurethane Adhesive without the applicator gun.

  Lifetime Warranty - The unique vinyl polymers used in the Garage Door Threshold Seal, along with the Liquid Nails® Polyurethane Adhesive, creates a product designed to last a Lifetime!

 

Note:  Threshold seals are not recommended for application on concrete that has been sealed or painted, they should only be applied to bare unfinished concrete.  We can not warranty or accept returns for seals attached to sealed or painted concrete.  A 20% re-stocking fee will apply to all approved returns.

 

Black Seal

Garage Door Threshold Seal - Black - from Texas Garages!

Brown Seal

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Grey Seal

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10' Threshold Seal Kit

(Seal, 1-Glue Cartridge, 1-applicator)

$59.00

Regularly $74.95

 

16' Threshold Seal Kit

(Seal, 2-Glue Cartridges, 1-applicator)

$89.00

Regularly $104.95

 

18' Threshold Seal Kit

(Seal, 2-Glue Cartridges, 1-applicator)

$99.00

Regularly $119.95

 

20' Threshold Seal Kit

(Seal, 2-Glue Cartridges, 1-applicator)

$109.00

Regularly $134.95

 

50' Threshold Seal

(Seal, 5-Glue Cartridges, No applicator)

$259.00

Regularly $299.95

Free Ground Shipping to the Lower 48-states!

 

100' Threshold Seal

(Seal, 10-Glue Cartridges, No Applicator)

$469.00

Regularly $519.95

Free Ground Shipping to the Lower 48-states!

 

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