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Insulating A Brick Garage: The Essential Guide

Insulating a Brick Garage

Insulating a brick garage offers a variety of benefits for homeowners-especially if you’re considering re-purposing this much neglected room for a project of your choosing.

Whether you’re hankering after a place to indulge your hobby, or simply seeking to create an additional space for storage, by insulating your garage, you ensure that optimum conditions are maintained inside, throughout the course of the year.

However, if you’re looking for a long-term solution, choosing the right product is paramount.

Previously, insulation options were limited; and so was their ability to perform for the life of the building in question. Homeowners were restricted to traditional materials such as fibreglass and cellulose, both of which offer only a temporary, short-term solution to issues of moisture and mould.

Over time, such methods were unable to prove their mettle, resulting in unsightly patches of mould appearing on walls, as well as decidedly damp conditions inside-hardly conducive to comfort or habitation.

However, in recent years, a plethora of innovative insulation alternatives have become available, providing a multi-purpose solution to all manner of persistent problems.

The Spray Foam Solution: How Icynene Earned Its Stripes

One such product that is more than earned its stripes is spray foam insulation.

Expanding up to 100 times its original size, spray foam seals all gaps and cracks with comparative ease, giving mould its marching orders.

By providing an airtight seal with a product such as spray foam, you can prevent warm air from escaping, and damp from arising.

People use their garages for a variety of reasons from storage to living areas. By keeping a garage properly insulated you can protect your self from a number of issues ranging from condensation build up (which can cause damage to furniture, paperwork and other items) to rodent infestation.

Rodent infestation in garages occurs with some insulations such as fibreglass, as it has been proven rodents use this as nesting point, so another alternative to insulating your garage is by using an open celled spray foam insulation such as Icynene. Another benefit of using an open celled spray foam insulation for protecting your garage is ease of application.

Icynene can be applied within as little as a couple of hours, and its ability to expand to up to 100 times its size means it can create an airtight seal, filling and insulating areas which are not easily accessible with traditional insulations such as fibreglass or celotex.

Insulating a Brick Garage

Garages can be used to store items which are susceptible to damp

Benefits of Insulating A Brick Garage With Spray Foam

Before you consider improving your shed, garage, extension or home with spray foam insulation, it is best to know the full list of benefits specific to this type of application.

Benefits of insulating a brick garage with spray foam include:

  • If you are thinking of using it as a living space, you can keep it warm and habitable
  • Spray foam will protect your garage from rodents nesting inside
  • Spray foam provides structural support to garages
  • Thinking of using it as a home office? Spray foam will prevent condensation build up, which prevents documents or equipment gathering moisture

Insulating a Brick Garage

Spray Foam: Not Just A One Trick Pony

Extending your property is an ambitious and expensive move. Any significant building work will cause disruption and reduce outdoor space. On the other hand, extra square footage can be a real advantage.

It’s no secret that British homes are often shortchanged on the space front, with lack of available storage being cited as one of the main challenges for homeowners.

If you’re a die-hard minimalist in the making, then lack of clutter comes easy, but for most people, the objects we own enable us to put our own individual imprints on our personal spaces, as well as serving as reminders of past achievements to fuel future projects and goals.

For those with smaller homes, if insulated effectively, a garage provides the additional space that’s required, enabling you to show off your prize possessions to their full advantage.

But what about extensions? Can they be transformed into additional rooms with ambient temperatures all year round?

The answer’s a resounding yes-as long as you insulate them effectively, using the correct procedures and product.

Most extensions go to plan perfectly, but sometimes residents complain of cold breezes or cold spots. This is usually caused by a lack of insulation, or a material that’s been beset by the ravages of time.

If you’re looking to create an airtight seal in your garage, shed or conservatory then contact us for more information on our specially formulated spray foam which can transform your garage into a warm and toasty talking point in less than a day.

To see if your garage is suitable for spray foam, contact one of our surveyors for your free site survey today by calling 0800 1700 636, or, alternatively, by simply clicking the button below!