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Question for those who insulated their garage door

Posted by braytonak (My Page) on
Sun, Jan 20, 08 at 16:14

I have been thinking of insulating my two-car garage door. It's a wooden door using a screw-drive lift (Genie Excelerator). I've seen that there are two possibilities: Foil-faced bubble wrap (for lack of a better term) and ordinary fiberglass insulation blankets. My garage is heated (laundry, hot water and boiler in the garage).

Which seems to do a better job? With a blanket, how much thickness is added? Did you have to get the spring re-tensioned after applying the insulation to take up some of the new weight added? I've lifted my door manually and found it quite heavy, despite the spring. I love my door opener, so I don't want to screw it up (pardon the pun). I'll go download the user manual for it to check weight tolerances.

Thanks for any info provided!

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RE: Question for those who insulated their garage door

Yes, you will have to have your springs adjusted to compensate for the extra weight. If you door is heavy now you need to have that taken care of before you strip the carriage out on your opener.

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