4 Stars By ChrisGeek on 2016-07-29
10 degrees cooler
This product did manage to lower the temperature of the inside of the garage by 10 degrees in direct summer sun. I'd recommend using glue to attach the plastic pins. Also, the plastic pins need to be crosslinked for them to grip correctly. The pins by themselves do not hold the insulation well enough. I also had to use some white Gorilla duct tape (60 yards for a two car garage). For better insulation of your garage, you'll also need to make sure your attic above the garage is insulated. The insulation itself is great, but I'd like to see better attachment hardware included.
1 Stars By Peter R on 2017-05-10
Not happy with this product
Not the best option for insulating a garage door. Only (2) clips to hold up a 2' x 4' fiberglass panel. Photo is worth a thousand words! Sorry, photo came out sideways.
Lowe's has solid panels that are my next option.
4 Stars By birchall on 2015-02-12
Purchased this kit because of how cold the garage gets and it makes the kids bedroom above the garage the coldest room in the house. Lucky I have to only cut the Length and not the Height because the Height was perfect size. I read other posts and they said that the insulation interferes with the beam. I have a Craftsman Garage Door and dos not have that issue. Also other reviews said that with the clips it comes with that the kit do not hold the insulation well. I purchased two rolls of Gorilla Tape from Home Depot in order to make the Insulation hold to the Garage door as well as using the enclosed clips. I was also going to use 18 Gauge Wire also but the Gorilla Tape seems to do the job. The directions are on the box but I followed the following link on You Tube to make the installation easier as it only took me an hour or so to install: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRoKcfIKFOY
In the picture, the clips are not shown because I covered them with Gorilla Tape. I did notice an immediate difference in Temperature change in both the Garage as well as the Bedroom above the Garage. I also had the order within Two days with standard Shipping. Hopefully insulating the garage door will help to keep the utility bills down.
4 Stars By BTA-MALL Customer on 2017-09-24
Gorilla Tape not optional
Instillation of both kits went smoothly with two of us working together, and like everyone says, it took about an hour. It was obvious right away that the clips alone were not going to hold the insulation snugly in the door. One roll of white Gorilla Tape was sufficient to hold one kit. The taping added another hour to the whole process. The weight added to the door did slow the door marginally but not enough to stress the motor. Garage is much quieter and cleaner looking.
3 Stars By PESTReviews on 2016-12-30
Not a full "Kit"
I purchased this product in order to help keep the heat from escaping our one car garage which has an older aluminum garage door. The product arrived without incident and everything that came with the set was in good working order. It took about an hour to install and was not difficult. The insulation fit well and has increased the comfort level in our garage. The clips to attach the insulation to the door work fine, however this "Kit" will not be everything you need to keep the insulation in place. The clips only hold the insulation in the center of the panel, but since the panels are not ridged, the edges will easily fall out of the garage door itself. For this to be a complete kit you need to purchase some sort of tape (I used white Gorilla tape) to secure the edges. Also, I read a number of reviews saying this will not really change the weight of your door. This will increase the weight of your door rather significantly. My wife had a hard time opening the door before this installation, and now it is much more difficult for her to do so. Overall, a decent product, just incomplete as a kit.
3 Stars By Brian on 2016-10-15
Works OK but I wish I had gone with rigid insulation
The insulation seems like it will do a good job in colder climates, but I'll have to see how it works out during winter. The kit relies on sticky tape with little clips to hold the insulation to the door. The clips themselves feel a bit cheap and the kit didn't come with enough to complete the installation. As a bare minimum I needed at least one more and even with the number provided it didn't feel very sturdy. I wound up using a whole role of duct tape to finish off the installation but it all feels a bit "cheap". The other issue I had is that the insulation is simply exposed on all sides of the garage door, which I think will wind up getting wet and dirty over time. It would be much better if the kit came with something to completely seal the insulation.
I might rip it out and go with a rigid insulation, which I think would look much better.
4 Stars By C. Okamuro on 2018-01-16
Good product with good results so far
I have a three car garage with three separate garage doors (one 1.5x wide in front, one 1x wide in back, and one 2x wide in back). While I do not intend to make the garage a conditioned space, I did want to control the temperatures somewhat, since the temperature differential can be felt through the floor of the rooms above.
Initially, I purchased and installed Reach Barrier 3009 kits on each of the garage doors. While this took the edge off of the max garage temps (peaks around 85F, when it's 105F outside), I figured there was still quite a bit of improvement to be had. Since I really only considered getting garage door insulation products on BTA-MALL, I quickly narrowed my search down to the Owens Corning 500824 kit, and a bunch of R-4'ish foam board products. While the 500824 costs more, it is still much cheaper than buying an insulated garage door.
I purchased 4 kits for my doors. Each kit consists of four, 2 sheet bundles, wrapped in clear plastic. This packaging method is less than ideal because it leaves wrinkles and some delamination on some of the edges of the vinyl. Fortunately, that wasn't a big deal because I managed to trim most of the imperfections off when cutting the panels to size. If you need to use more of the sheet, YMMV. I was pretty precise with my first couple panels, but determined that it was probably best to actually have them oversized by about 1/4" in each dimension as I went on. Cutting the sheets is a little bit of a pain, because of their thickness. I used a long straight edge and a box cutter, though there may be better ways to do it. I compressed the sheet on the facing, and cut along the straight edge to get a clean cut on both the facing and through the fiberglass. I recommend using a clean blade, since it gets messy if you snag the fiberglass. The kit includes gloves, and it's always a good idea to have long sleeves on when working with fiberglass. Depending on where you're cutting it, it's probably not a bad idea to have a mask or eye protection on, either.
The clips look pretty flimsy, but work fine in practice. I found what worked best for me was to clean the door surface, and apply the adhesive pad. If the door section didn't have the lock bar across it, it was best to put the door clips on first; while it was best to get the insulation sheet in place first if there was a bar. I used the box cutter to cut the square for the door clip with the sheet already in place. The 1x door took me about 50 minutes. With the learning curve out of the way, I found that the 2x door took about the same amount of time.
In an unlikely coincidence, Houston had uncharacteristically low temperatures (~20F) right after I installed the kits. The garage stayed in the 55-60F range, when it would normally be around 40-50F. I'm excited to see the results in the summer when I've also added new door seals and weatherstripping!
3 Stars By Redoc on 2017-06-25
You must cut each piece to fit the standard panel so you have waste sitting around
The shipping label was placed right over the instructions which are on the outside of the box. It comes with "clips" so I have no idea how they go on the door. You must cut each piece to fit the standard panel so you have waste sitting around. I foil taped them to each section so it worked out ok.
And yes I was stupid and didn't read and thought it did a whole door. As one can see Mr. Pink panther has a car parked in front of the other section so yea ordered another one. Was going to just go with a standard roll but could not find any that was not wall thickness. Yes we have city codes for inclosing a garage soooo I just left the door up. Call it the flapper and the design is at the Patten office. Haaaa
3 Stars By Happy BTA-MALL Customer on 2017-05-05
Use clothes hangers cut and bent to fit for a happy installation. Factory provided attachment totally insufficent!
As other purchasers have rated this, INSUFFICENT quantity of attachment fixtures in the box. Called factory for help and basically, (take two aspirins and call us in the morning). Purchaser feedback is spot on, without exaggeration. Insulation droops, gets in the way of door's safety eyes, door closes to about 4" from floor and goes right back up. Insulation hanging down at one point or another every time door was raised.
A friend of my wife, in the dry cleaning business, gave us 24 hangers to remedy the situation. Cut the hook off the hangers just below the twist. Straightened the hanger on one side. Re-bent the hanger for 1/2" longer than door section. Installed 3 hangers on each half of each door section. Door much quitter and garage temperature moderate. Fire rated pink panther stuff versus Styrofoam of other products.
4 Stars By Country Music Man on 2017-11-12
whereas it was perfectly balanced by the springs so it would life easily and not move up or down when the door ...
This was the highest insulation rating I could find for garage doors. My door's sections did not have edges to tuck the panel in on both sides. The left side had nothing to hold the panel in, so I made some small metal pieces to put in the center of the left side and adhered them using 3M double sided tape. The door gets hot here in the Summer so duct tape comes off and leaves that sticky, gooey glue (yuk). The panels on my double garage door added more weight than I expected, so now the door is much harder to lift, whereas it was perfectly balanced by the springs so it would life easily and not move up or down when the door was half way open. Now I have to twist the springs a 1/2 turn or so to add more force so the door will be balanced. My garage door opener is able to open it still, but it is working pretty hard and will probably malfunction unless I twist the springs more. It is not so easy to open now. The clips are okay and seem to hold the panel in. I used some scrap pieces to go around the windows at the top of the doors, but may just cover the windows with panels, since the windows get very hot in Summer and transfer the heat into the garage. I could just put sunscreens on the outside of the windows and that may cut down the heat transfer.