Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 79
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by CeeAy exactly as advertised
The insulation came neatly packaged with all the parts needed. Once installed, I could instantly tell the difference in the noise level. It actually reduced outside noise! The insulation was installed on a day where the temperature was 100 degrees outside. My garage door faces the west and gets hammered by the late day sun.
After installation, the temperature inside the garage was at least 15 degrees cooler (or more) than outside!!
By 6 pm, the garage was very comfortable and my vehicles were cooler than before the insulation was installed! I am VERY pleased with this product and recommend to all who wish to reduce heat/cold and noise!!
July 29, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Greg Tips and Tricks
Your garage door is possibly one of the leakiest areas of your home and insulating it can have a big impact on the comfort of your garage space. This garage door insulation kit provides one of the highest R-value insulating solutions for garages, but still makes it super easy to install. I was able to insulate a 16 ft garage door in about 2 hours using two of these kits.
Here are a few things I learned that will hopefully help you when you do yours:
Tools and supplies needed are a straight edge, a sharp box knife (get a new blade if you need to), a cutting surface like some cardboard or plywood, scissors, high strength tape (like Gorilla Tape), an old rag and some cleaner to ensure a clean sticking surface.
First off, clean the centers of every panel very well. Make sure that it’s clean and dry before you start. I’d also go ahead and clean up the rails too.
Next, place the double sided tape. Space them out evenly with two in the centers of each panel about 24-36 inches apart. Place the first of the anchors over each piece of double sided tape and hold each one down for a few seconds to ensure a good solid attachment.
Hold one of the insulation bats up against the panel section and trim it to fit. Keep in mind that one side will tuck up under the rail and the other side will not and take that extra length into account. You should only need to trim an inch or two from one side. With the batt tucked under one rail, lay it across the holders and use your box knife to make small incisions in the plastic facing to allow the holders to poke through. Secure the batt with the opposing holders. You can optionally tape the remaining (non-tucked) edge against the rail with high strength tape.
The added weight of the insulation may require you to put an extra quarter to half turn on your garage door spring(s). Get a professional to do this! These are very dangerous.
November 11, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dave So far it seems to have lowered the heat in the garage, very easy to install, and looks good.
The insulation was easy to install, measure and cut. It seems to have lowered the heat in the garage. I would recommend it.
July 1, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Unique07 So Simple!
Purchasing and installing this kit is one of the smarter things I have recently done as a 53 year old female. I couldn't believe how ez the insulation kit was to install!
I did it by myself with a few hours....it not only looks better than looking at the inside of the garage door but is keeping our garage door cooler in the Florida hot days.
Thanks Home Depot....I Love It!
May 29, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by bairjo Would not buy again.
I live in Ohio so the summer heat on the door is not as bad as in a southern state. The plastic retaining clips all lost their shape from the summer heat on the door. When that happened, they sprung loose and could not be re-used. They were then useless. I searched the internet but can't find replacements.
October 28, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Budrip Big Result Without Spending Big
The garage door insulation kit is great. The panels were a cinch to install. I got them up in a few hours. They make a huge difference in the temperature of the garage. My garage is also my stained glass workshop, so I spend hours working there. I bought an electric heater (also from home depot) which heats the garage/workshop well, but I was losing all my heat through the garage door. No more. Even on freezing days like today, I can make the space comfortable.
February 4, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by SteveInTn A bit pricey, but worth it.
My wife picked it out because our in-laws have it and recommended it. Our garage door is the type this insulation is specifically made for, no cutting required. Your garage door may require doing some cutting to fit. Know that ahead of time. My wife installed it while I was at work. She had watched the video that I found on YouTube, found by searching for "garage door insulation Owings Corning". It took her longer than the average, more like 2-1/2 hours, though it was not difficult, she says. We had purchased a roll of white duct tape for securing some of the edges, recommended by some of the reviews. Wear the gloves included in the box. Also, open the box before you take it home and make sure everything is there (this was recommended by one review, and we did, and everything was there in the box when we picked it up). The result? It works very well. We heat with a wood stove which is in the garage, and we can tell a big difference in the winter. It's a light color and this makes the garage brighter. It is fairly expensive and you could probably jerry-rig something which would work as well (you can find those solutions on You Tube as well), but the extra cost for the convenience is worth it, we feel.
December 15, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by MakingDo Retainer clips fail after 3 years
This was a wonderful product for the first 2 years. After that, the retainer clips that secure the insulation to the door loosened and began to fall out one by one. The stick pads held, but the plastic must have warped and the two clips no longer clamp together tightly in about half of the clip pairs. Over the next 2 years, fallen clips were lost or run over until now, 4 years out, I have only half of my clips and the insulation falls off when the door opens. I would recommend this if you were to do something fairly simple. After 2 years, push back the insulation at the retainer clip and wrap a wire twist tie around the stem of the clip (with both clips engaged with each other). This will hold the teeth of the two clips together and they will stay together. I'm trying this now, so I don't know if it is a long term solution.
December 26, 2014