|Review by brianl||posted 01-09-2010 07:08 AM||17245 views||2 times favorited||9 comments|
Like most of the U.S., we’ve been having some really chilly weather lately. I do most of my work out of the garage and even with a space heater I’ve been getting pretty cold. I had a tube of liquid nails basically freeze up on me so I figured it was time to make some changes.
Our garage door is a tight two-car made up of four rows of four panels. Each panel measuring roughly 21 inches high by four feet across making the door 7 feet high by 16 feet across. 112 square feet. I looked at some door insulation kits available at home centers but they only covered one 8 foot door for roughly $65. So I spent some time looking around online and found some stuff called “Prodex.” I purchased a 4ft by 50ft roll for about $80 and had it two days later from Fedex.
It arrived in a decently sized roll and was about a quarter inch thick. I cut it to fit using a utility knife and put it into the door space. I was able to put double layers on the top three panels and a single layer on the bottom panel before I ran out. I adhered the layers together with liquid nails. Total installation time was about an hour. My better half thinks it looks ok and didn’t complain too much.
Stupidly I didn’t get a temperature measurement before I put it up. However, our weather has been fluctuating a bunch lately so I don’t know if it would have meant much. I think it has definitely warmed up the garage some. I can barely see my breath now! Between that and a space heater I think I should be able to survive the winter.
Overall Sentiment: Positive
Cost: $90 with shipping
Pro: Easy install, low price, decent performance
Con: Nothing big
-- Brian - Belmont, Massachusetts