Insulating a garage is a bit pricey and homeowners don’t love to spend the money to insulate a room where you park your car. Although most people don’t spend tons of time in their garage, insulating it has a significant effect. Especially in climates that are very cold such as Colorado winters. When temperatures reach into the negatives during the heart of winter, having an insulated home is important to homeowners. People spend lots of money heating their homes to make it comfortable and warm to live in.
Insulating the garage may not seem like much, but when the door opens and shuts the cold air comes in and makes the interior of the home colder. Often laundry and storage is in the garage, so having a cold garage makes wintertime chores miserable. Adding insulation also makes the rooms above and around the garage a little warmer. Generally the room directly above the garage is the coldest room in the house. So spending the money to insulate the garage can be justified by saving money on heating bills. Especially if the room above the garage is a bed room it may be beneficial to insulate it.
This also can benefit homeowners in the summer, because the AC bill will be lower, and the house will stay at a more comfortable temperature. If you spend a lot of time in your garage fixing cars, bikes, or playing games it may be worth insulating and heating your garage. It is usable recreation space that could be made comfortable with some minor fixes. If the garage is just the car’s home, still consider the positives of insulating and consider what rooms are around the garage that need to be warmed.
Fibrex windows are a composite material that is a blend of wood and PVC materials making a strong material for window production. Fibrex windows are claimed to be two times the strength of regular vinyl windows and also around three times the cost. Fibrex windows are a product specifically produced by Windows by Anderson and range around $2400 per opening. The question is are they worth the money? There are benefits of going with Fibrex windows such as durability, and strength against large temperature fluctuations. They are tested and manufactured to be able to withstand high temperature changes. Windows by Anderson works quite a bit in Colorado and they are used to the hard elements the state undergoes. Depending on the elements and the part of the country you are located Fibrex windows could be beneficial, but some places they aren’t necessary. Are they worth the money? It very much depends on where the home is located and if it would be worth spending the extra money for the durability.