Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 104
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by lyle Insulation Kit Review
The product does as it says, though there are a couple refinements I would make.
October 28, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rick Warmth
After installing the panels into the garage door...WARMTH! Bedroom over the garage is nice and toasty! Thanks Home Depot!!
November 11, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ralph Insulation kit
Very great insulation kit for the garage door easy to install
November 4, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Teo1 Easy to install and great value
I purchased this for my Florida garage. Before installing this, my garage would get extremely hot in the summer and extremely cold in the winter. Since installing this on my hurricane garage door, the temperatures are more moderate and I can actually work in the garage without the need to open the garage door. Due to the hurricane braces on the door, I didn't use the clips and have had no problems at all. I can see the clips being necessary for flat garage doors where there is nothing to tuck the insulation in.
February 23, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ArtTheRealtor Great insulation kit for your garage doors!!
This insulation for your garage kit from Owens Corning is a breeze to install. The insulation panels are pre-cut so it makes installation go by pretty quick. There is some trimming required depending on the dimensions of the panels of your garage door. The insulation panels are held in place with these plastic pins that you apply to your garage door panels. You place 2 pins equidistant apart from each other. You place your insulation panel onto the garage door panel. You will need some scissors or a utility knife to cut a slit for the pin to come through the panel. There is a corresponding pin that you slide onto it to secure the panel to the door. I installed this kit on a single garage door. It took me about 45 minutes because I wanted the fit to be exact. So I trimmed the panels to fit on my garage door. This will make the interior of the door look better. I also recommend buying aluminum foil tape that is used to tape HVAC ducts. Some of the panels may sag away from the door. Just tape those panels to the aluminum frame of your garage door. I would definitely buy this product again!!
September 2, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by AlwaysLearning The right option
Much better than having Styrofoam panels. Garage already just feels more cozy. I did have to cut the width by about 6 inches, but I just used household scissors so it wasn't a great line. Luckily most of the imperfections in cutting gets tucked into the door panel so it doesn't show, but a good straight edge and box cutter or something would have felt like a better job.
Superior "R" rating compared to the competition.
Nice to have the vinyl outside coating to not worry about the kids brushing up against fiberglass too much. Though, it does look 'pillowy' when installed and my boy wants to lay on it:). The plastic clips didn't really seem to fit together snugly with a nice 'click' sound, but they seem to be staying ok so far.
Neighbor was a construction project manager and had an extra wall heater and put it in my garage and boy, the garage keeps the heat in WELL and could be used as a 'man cave' or great place to work on your vehicle.
Before installing the insulation, I figured that the extra weight, and being over 10 years old, I thought I would have to upgrade my Extension Springs on the garage doors anyway because they had been acting up and making noises, I bought a set of 90lb replacement springs here. When I installed them, and disconnected the opener, the door dropped fast and nearly caused some damage. The originals that I removed were (light blue) 90lb springs as well. I did weigh my doors with the opener disconnected and it was well under 90lbs. So, I bought a set of 110lb springs (from the other box store) and installed them because I didn't trust the makers of the first 90lb set I tried and thought I might have to also upgrade the weight. Well, the 110lb springs kind of pull the door up a bit, but not too substantially so I'll keep them, but word of note, the other store springs are much better and I'm sure a 100lb or even 90lb springs would have sufficed and done fine.
So, if your door doesn't fall when you disconnect your opener, I don't think you have to worry to much about the added weight from the insulation from this product. But, if you do upgrade your springs at the same time, keep in mind that where you get the springs, may have different results.
Nice going to the garage for something in the garage fridge and not feeling cold. (even without the heater on it's ok).
December 14, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by kirk easy to install
Just about anyone can do this project, no degree in brain surgery required.
I had minimum cutting of pieces. The only issue is the retainer clips are worthless!
They don't fit together well. Owens-Corning should try and improve with this with
a nail-type anchor and a capture washer. Other than that it went fine, did a three car garage door
in just over a hour.
April 29, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by izzy Works as Promised
Insulation works as promised. Will require some measuring and prep time before installation.
September 16, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ruby Easy and worth it
2.5 hours, wear gloves and face mask. My garage ceiling is insulated, and insulating the door lowered the temp by 15 degrees in the garage, even though the walls are not insulated.
Dramatically reduced the street noise, more weight on the door.
July 10, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by softtailgarage Best thing I've done to the garage
Real simple to do and well worth the $75.00 or $125.00. Kept the garage warm in winter and cool in summer. I did this 1 year ago and the panels still look good.
August 15, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by mervay I Like It. Easy To Install
Took me a couple hours to install one door. Took me more time to tape the edges and insulate around the windows than anything else. I used the loctite glue in addition to the adhesive pads to secure the tabs. All I needed to do was cut for length. The tabs feel secure when I snapped them together. When done its looks good. One more door to go. Will precut the pieces this time and should go faster. Lets see how long it all holds together. Was easy to install!
September 30, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by KeithB Great insulation
I have now fitted this product on three different occasions on three different sets of garage doors and it works great.
We have seen a reduction in heat in our garage after using this.
May 20, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by ShopDad Garage problems & solutions
I was hesitant on the cost but other products I researched don't deliver a high enough R-value. I had problems and needed solutions:
Problem 1 - room above garage was terribly hot.
Solution 1 - prevent heat from collecting and rising through garage.
Problem 2 - garage (my shop) too hot to work in.
Solution 2 - keep it cooler.
Problem 3 - Noise reduction (I didn't even know this was a problem until I had this product installed).
Solution 3 - killed the noisy, squeaky garage door sounds.
This kit reduced my garage temp about 12-15 degrees. My take is that it deadened the sun's heat as it radiated through my metal door. It also helped drop the temp of my master bedroom (above garage) by about 4 degrees! Huge win for night time comfort!
Unexpectedly my wife and I noticed that when the other person came home through the garage we'd scare each other because we could no longer hear the garage door opening from the kitchen or our bedroom...this was actually kind of hilarious at times :)
A bit costly, need two kits for a double-metal door. Took 2-3 hours. Less than paying for an insulated garage door from a manufacturer though and a pretty good after-market solution to the issues we had in our garage.
July 17, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SmilinSam Another buffer of insulation
Installed this product on a new non-insulated garage door. Installs easily and quickly. Even had latex gloves to use while handling the insulation material. Garage is definitely warmer and expect summer time to be cooler. It has helped control heating costs.
March 25, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Rolo Good product
It works good and it was easy to install. I did used some adhesives to make sure it stay up.
June 17, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Rnlcomp Heavy
Excellent product and easy to install just make sure your garage door opener can handle the added weight, I had problems with my door after installing this kit and had to hunt down the trouble shooting guide that told me how to adjut the unit for extra weight. I also had to adjust the tension rod spring and that is something better left to door technicians because that thing can hurt you if you mess up.
September 4, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Tubby Does the job
Reasonable to install
Needed a little reinforcement with some white duct tape
Door opens/closes quieter
Garage temperatures better maintained
Pricey for what you get
April 1, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SansB Big impact from something so simple.
Had to buy two of these kits for our 2-car garage door. The company has an installation video on Youtube, but the actual process of installing is simple enough to figure out on your own. A tip for those looking to install: when you measure the panels to cut the roll, add an additional 1.5IN - 2IN to the measurement. This will ensure it is a snug fit, and helps if you messed up the cut and the edge isn't exactly straight ;) .
It took me about 3 hours to finish installing. After it was installed I noticed an immediate change in ambient temperature in the garage. Outside temp with heat index was 101F, but inside the garage was reading 85F. Prior to the insulation, the garage was unbearable to be in without having the door open.
The white vinyl makes the garage brighter when the door is down and the light is on, but it is not a very big difference.
The most surprising thing was the reduction in noise. Outside noises are much quieter and there is less echo overall. The noise of the garage door as it opens and closes is *significantly* less.
I'm most happy about the effect this has had on the temperature of the rest of the house. Our garage is built into the house (that is, it's not a separate structure) so most rooms border the garage in some way. One bedroom and most of the loft , which are directly above the garage, are noticeably cooler and the AC doesn't run as nearly as often upstairs. With the AC turned off, the ambient temperature downstairs is a full 2 degrees cooler than it was prior to installation.
All this, just from insulating the garage door! Why isn't this a standard practice with new homes?!
As far as home efficiency upgrades go, this is probably one of the easiest and most cost-effective. More importantly, the reward is immediate and noticeable. There are some cheaper kits available (the other one I saw was made with hard foam) which will probably work just as well, but this is a very good product even if it is a little more expensive.
September 9, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dino Great Product,Great Value
I have used Owens Corning insulation for many years and on many projects. You could not ask for a better product, or a better price at Home Depot.
April 2, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by TravisD easy to install
This product is very easy to install. I did find out however that this is designed for an 8 panel garage door (half a typical 2 car) I have a single car garage and it has ten panels so I was two panels short (1 if I taped a bunch of little cut pieces together) Overall it was easy to install, about and hour and helps keep the garage warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer.
December 23, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DMac Very Easy & Quick Installation
It took only 30 minutes per door panel to install 3 kits. Very easy instructions and on line video make it quick. Suggest cutting all lengths before you start. Only issue was a I had a kit that was missing the double sided adhesives so had to go back to Home Depot and they replaced box quickly. Hopefully will help tile floor above garage to not be as cold during the winter.
January 15, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Frustrated Complaint
Two hours and not one panel installed. Instructed to add 1" to each vertical and horizontal measurement was bad advice; panel was then too big. Measuring to reduce width was too time consuming since panels were not cut straight--as much as 5/8" off at one end. Sides weren't cut straight--zigzagged--so couldn't mark a straight line to cut from.
February 18, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Mike Missing Parts in 2 Boxes
Purchased two kits for my double garage door. The first box is missing the two sided tape. The second box is missing the two-sided tape and retainer clips. These parts are critical to installing the insulation.
Before you buy your kit, open it at the store and make sure it has everything the box lists. Make sure it has the two-sided tape.
January 16, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by waldo great product and easy installation
this product was very easy to install and it looks good. Used a heat gun to warm the door so adhesive pads would stick better. I'm concerned about how well the ends will stay in place, I'm thinking of adding metal strips at ends for added security. Made my door sound quiter and has greatly reduced the echo element.
November 3, 2011
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by MsDIY Just what I needed
This product was just what I was looking for to insulate my garage door. Unfortunately, there weren't any instructions included inside or on the box. Once I watched the YouTube video I understood how to install it. It when up quickly and easily. I have been satisfied with the results.
January 3, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JDubya Great product for a basic metal door
I had a basic metal door which attracted a lot of heat from the sun baking on it all day. While only 70-80 degrees outside, the garage was at least 10-15 degress warmer and you could just feel the heat as you walked closer to the door from the inside. We got this because our dog uses the garage as her room and we keep her in there when we leave. The difference is night and day.
I decided to get a roll of white masking tape and tape all the edges to the door and any seems. This was because all the movement of the door would create fiberglass particles floating in the air which you could see from the sunlight. Now it is completely sealed, no more fiberglass specs floating, and it matches perfectly with the white facing of the insulation and is much more secure than just using the clips provided. I absolutely recommend doing this when installing this product, yes it doubles the install time, but still a 2 car garage door using 2 of these boxes will take less than 2 hours and it is worth it if your door faces the sun.
July 1, 2012
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Jackie Fair to good winter will tell
One thing that they do not tell you is that you have to tape the edges to keep in the garage slots and adds to weight of the door which may affect the power of the garage door opener which we are having to replace to lift the additional weight
August 31, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Femaleinstalled Easy to Install
I bought two kits as I have a 2 car garage. I found the insulation kit very easy to install and installed it totally by myself in approximately 2 hours. Not bad for a woman. I am looking foward to the savings benefits of having the door insulated.
September 10, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TGCgolf Great product!!!!!
Needed to put some insulation on the garage doors? Thought of a couple was to do it! When it came down to TIME and $, this is the BEST solution!! Wow it really does help and EASY to install. Buy the way, this is hands down best $$$!!!
December 21, 2011
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Larry Worked OK...
Product is overpriced for what you get. It will not fit most doors and will require multipule cuts and wasted material. I would have given it another star had it included some good tape to seal the edges.
August 14, 2012