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 September 2020.
foam panels arrived when expected.Vertical measurements were a little on the loose side.Cut out some strips of carpet and layed in lower part of panel as packers.Done the job.Door operation quieter and didnt affect operation.Happy with the result and waiting for the weather to improve to see how much cooler the garage is.Have already insulated the roof cavity as well.
Thanks for the feedback. Glad to see you found a solution to the vertical looseness issue. Happy to see the result is what you were after.
Tricky garage door insulation
My garage doors are unique but with fabulous help from Greg it was sorted very quickly. The insulation was easy to install should make it much more pleasant in the garage. Thanks heaps
Thanks for your feedback Sue.
Glad to know these have helped.
I will pass on your praise to Greg.
GREAT SERVICE, PRODUCT AND A PERFECT FIT AT A GREAT PRICE
The ordering process was very clear and effortless. The Product arrived within the time advertised and was well wrapped. The Panels were cut Millimetre Perfect and it didn't take long to install. The results were immediate and the temperature in the garage is a lot more even now. The garage is fully insulated but tended to be the same temperate as outside due to the double garage door. So from near zero in winter to mis 30's in summer. The other morning it was 5 Deg C outside but 16 Deg C inside the garage. Brilliant. I think the reduction in temperature swings will bode well for our sporting equipment and tools.
Thank you Foam Sales Team
Thank you for your Reviews Ric. They are very much appreciated, and we expect that you will get many more years of good service from them. SB
GARAGE DOOR INSULATION KIT
This is a great product. Keeps the garage very cool during the hot days. Was very easy to install with the video that was available on the web site. I would certainly recommend this if you can to keep your garages cooler or quieter. Quick delivery and a very happy customer here.
Good Morning Depak,
Thanks for the feedback. We are happy to hear this product is working so well for you.
it will greatly help in the hot summer months but also in the cooler month to keep the area warmer.
One of the foam panels had a massive chunk out of it which couldn't have been done in transport as it was very securely wrapped up and in between all the other bits of foam. Thankfully this side was installed with the chunk facing inwards so it cant be seen.
Cut to perfect size as requested.
Postage was a little slow but that was likely due to covid times. Overall quite happy, and the temperature of the garage is noticeably warmer than outside!
Hello Jay, We are pleased to hear that the panels are working as advertised. About the damage to one of the panels, we are very sorry to hear it. Frankly, it is a mystery to us how this could happen on the inside of the pack? The panels are most often cut together from a larger block of polystyrene. In any event, in future, should such an incident happen again please send us a photo and we will arrange to get a replacement to you. Thanks for your order Jay. SB