Transform your Hot & Cold, Noisy Garage into a Comfortable, Quiet, Living & Working Space.
Additional to roof insulation, polystyrene insulation backed onto your garage door can make a considerable difference to moderating the summer heat and winter cold in your garage. During the Australian summer months in particular, metal garage doors can radiate large amounts of heat, making your garage area impractical for use as a workshop, exercise, or living area. Our Polystyrene Garage Door Insulation Kit reflects these extreme temperatures, making the inside environment more temperate in what is often the least-insulated room in the average Australian home.
Acoustics inside the garage area are also improved by the sound absorbing characteristics of the polystyrene panels that will moderate reverberation and harshness of sound caused by the hard surfaces typical in most garages. This can be good, both for those living inside the house, and for the neighbours too! Door and motor operation will sound quieter as well.
In addition to improved comfort, the more moderate temperatures inside an insulated garage result in less condensation - so less damp and mould, and reduced rusting of the mechanisms caused during periods / nights of extreme cold and wet weather. Most homeowners are likely to experience lower ongoing energy costs as a result.
Foam Sales recommends our system of polystyrene panels, which we custom-cut to drop into the sectional spaces of your garage door. Just measure up and give us the dimensions of each section. Generally, there will be 4 door sections, each with 4 panels making up the width of a double garage door.
Garage Door panel sizes do vary considerably, so be sure to to take accurate measurements on the size of each of your door sections. A thickness of 40mm will be a good fit in many cases, though panel thicknesses can range from 30-45mm, so check this dimension too. We will custom-cut to the width, height and thickness you require for each of your door panels. Please enter all your panel sizes above when placing your order. (Please commonise dimensions that are +/- 2mm.)
When fitting the panels, slide the polystyrene boards into / behind the existing flanges, or behind the bars on the back of standard panelled garage doors. See Dave's Video on how to take correct measurements and to fit your new panels. No tools are required for fitting of the panels, which is usually done in less than one hour. (A pair of cotton or rubber gloves can assist with handling and fitting of the panels.)
The firm polystyrene surface finish on the garage door panels does not need to be covered, and many customers appreciate the benefit of the extra light that is reflected from the white panels. The panels can be painted with water based paint if preferred.
These polystyrene panels, at 40mm thick, have an R1.1 thermal resistance rating. This thermal performance is typically stable over decades after installation. (Foam Sales panels are made from firm M grade polystyrene with thermal conductivity of 0.035W/m.°K.) The door system value with the panels fitted has a higher R value due to the characteristic of the steel door panels to radiate heat and cold (emissivity) - in this case forced to radiate outside due to the high thermal resistance of the polystyrene panels.
Adhesive is not normally required for fixing the panels, but if you do want to use it we recommend a flexible long-life MS Polymer such as Soudal T-Rex or Rite Power-X adhesive to fix your polystyrene insulation to the garage door. (Do not use solvent-based adhesives, or oil-based paints on these panels.)
A standard set of double garage door panels (usually 16 panels)* will weigh 7kg on average. On doors with balanced spring tension this usually is not enough weight to affect your motor or door operation, or to require adjustments to spring tension. #See comments below regarding door servicing.
All polystyrene sheet made in Australia, including these panels, contains fire retardant. The effect of this additive is that in the case of exposure to small flame sources the panels will self-extinguish when the flame source is removed. See test results and flammability comparisons with other building products.
Remember to enter your kit's panel sizes, and the quantities of each in the Comments Box above when placing your online order.
* A set of panels for non-standard height doors up to 3m and beyond (20-30 panels) will weigh more than 7kg, and will incur an additional cost accordingly.
Customer Testimonials witness to recorded temperature decreases of 10°Cand more in their garage on hot summer days, and moderated winter temperatures, with improved acoustics too. Check theCustomer Reviews here below or a recent Selection of Testimonials.
Shipping InformationPlease allow 3 weeks lead time for Eastern States orders, and 2 weeks for orders delivered within WA.
#Garage Door Servicing. On behalf of our Customers, and as of mid 2020, Foam Sales is seeking reputable garage door service personnel in all States. Please apply, or let us know if you have a recommendation. See the beginnings of our List as at June 2020.
I was a bit loose when measuring my garage panels (and I didn't watch the video provided) and accidentally ordered panels about a cm too wide - with a sharp box cutter I was able to do all the alteration I needed and have a fully insulated garage. My fit was very snug and I didn't need any adhesive, though I did put a few fingerprints into the foam when I was manhandling them about. Overall it looks quite good and is certainly an improvement in terms of insulation and aesthetics.
Now, if only Foam Sales could help me with the air gap between the door and the wall...
Thanks for the positive feedback. Glad you were able to make the panels fit.
If you send through some photos of the door/wall gap to firstname.lastname@example.org we should be able to help.
Fantastic garage door insulation
Highly recommend for garage door insulation, panels fitted perfectly. Top tip is to watch the video on the site on how to measure the panels. Make sure you check every one as we found out we had 2 sizes. Definitely makes the function of the door quieter and has stabilised the temperature a bit more. Fantastic product. Thank you
We are very pleased to hear that our panels are working for you Theresa. We believe they will insulate even better from the hot summer sun as well. Thank you for your Review Theresa. SB
Best quality on market.
Hi Shelton, we appreciate hearing your opinion on this. Feel free to send us any more feedback, and information that may be helpful to others in their assessment of the market alternatives. Thank you Shelton. SB
Double garage Kit
Very happy purchaser - panels cut perfect to dimensions, fast delivery and well packaged. Very easy to install!
We appreciate your Review Simon. Thank you. SB
Very quick delivery, perfect size of ordered foams. Was easy to install after watching instruction on YouTube. I can recommend this company.Thanks.
We really appreciate your Review Dariusz. Thank you. SB