How insulating your garage can add value to your home

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When families grow, finding space for everything in the family home becomes increasingly challenging. If moving is not an option, then you are going to have to get creative or most likely get rid of some things.

Suddenly your home office, gym, games room, sewing room or craft room is now a nursery, a storage room, or a place for extended family when visiting. Regardless of the reason, there may be an alternative to completely losing the space and creating a completely new area. How? By insulating your garage via the garage door.


Reclaim the garage

In many family homes the garage is a place where tools go to get lost, and random things are stored and very soon forgotten. For many new homes, attached garages are made from brick and mostly double car in size. Therefore, they are mostly insulated and can keep you protected from the harsher weather conditions outside.

However, the weakest point in terms of insulation when it comes to any garage is the garage door. While your garage is likely drafty in winter and a hot box in summer, there is a way that you can improve the situation using Styroboard Expanded Polystyrene Insulation.

By properly insulating your garage door, you can create a functional space that’s yours, and using Foamex’s Styroboard expanded polystyrene (EPS) product will help you make it far more comfortable year-round.

For a more effective result, it is recommended that you seal any gaps in the garage, such as holes in the walls or gaps around the garage door, prior to installing Styroboard EPS insulation yourself, or having it installed by a professional.


Why Styroboard EPS?

One of the many enviable qualities that make Foamex’s Styroboard expanded polystyrene (EPS) a great, highly versatile product, is its insulation characteristics. Made from 100% recycled – and recyclable – polystyrene, Styroboard EPS sheets are made from tightly packed polystyrene beads that are fully sealed.

There are many insulation benefits of our Styroboard EPS sheets, such as:

  • low water absorption;
  • vibration dampening;
  • lightweight for easier installation;
  • durability;
  • long-term R-Value; and
  • low combustibility.

Together, these benefits make Styroboard EPS sheets ideal for the commercial and residential construction industry, and perfect for home DIYers. More energy efficient and environmentally friendly than traditional building methods and materials, it’s easy to see why EPS has become such a widely used product.

With these inherent qualities and the fact that it is cost-efficient and can be cut to suit specific shapes and sizes to match the specifications of your garage door, Styroboard EPS is a great material for insulating your garage.


Now is the right time to insulate

Due to the ease in which Styroboard EPS sheets can be cut and installed without the need for a professional tradesperson, now is the perfect time to begin prepping your garage for summer to reimagine your garage as additional functional family space in your home.

An Australian leader in polystyrene production and a member of the EPSA, we can supply Styroboard EPS sheets for your garage insulation project. We are a proudly Australian owned and operated company with branches across Australia. Contact us today to insulate your garage and get back the space you deserve.

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