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Garage Door Insulation

Want to eliminate draughts through your garage door? Low-E Garage door insulation increases R-value, reflects 97% solar gain, stops draughts, and offers moisture protection. It is the quickest and easiest way to insulate and finish off any garage door.

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Benefits of Low-e Garage Door Insulation

Insulating your Garage Door

Installing Garage Door Insulation

Make the most of your garage by adding Low-E Insulation to your overhead garage door. Low-E can be simply cut with scissors or utility knife, this makes it one of the best ways to insulate a garage door. It provides moisture control and eliminates draughts which can account for over 50% of heat loss. It is non-fibrous, lightweight and can be fitted by anyone. Low-E is extremely lightweight so spring adjustments should not be needed to support additional weight. Once installed, you can still use your garage door and garage door remote control just like you did before.

Garage door insulation finished

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How to Install Garage Door Insulation

Whether you want to reduce heating costs in your home or make good use of your garage space, properly installing the right type of insulation is key to it’s effectiveness.

Applying an additional Layers – Its only worth using an extra layer of Low-E Insulation if you also have an airspace beside the foil surface. There is not great benefit in doubling up the insulation. To learn more about how airspaces work visit our blog page.

Carefully follow each of the steps below and you will soon have a well-insulated garage door and improve the comfort in your home. Take care when using sharp blades and always refer to manufactures guidelines.

Garage door foil insulation
Step 1: Clean the Garage Door

Clean down the garage door with a damp cloth to remove any dust that may have settled. Pay extra attention to removing dust from the struts of the garage door as these will be the main contact points for adhesion and any dust will keep the tape from holding.

Clean garage door

Step 2: Apply Double Sided Tape to the Struts

Apply double sided tape to the struts of the garage door making sure to cover the whole frame. At this point, don’t remove the paper baking on the exposed face of the tape.

Apply tape to garage door

Step 3: Apply Pressure to Seal
Using your hand or a plastic squeegee, apply pressure to the double sided tape all the way around the frame to make sure it is securely fix.

Use Squeegee to bond garage door

Step 4: Peal off the Paper
Remove the protective paper to expose the sticky face of the tape.

Expose Adhesive for insulation

Step 5: Secure the Insulation
Carefully roll the insulation out and apply pressure to secure it to the double sided tape.

Apply Insulation to Garage Door

Step 6: Cut Out for Hinges
Cut out the insulation where the door moves on its hinges to allow it to open and close.

garage door insulation around hinges

Step 7: Trim the bottom Edge and Seal the Joints
Trim any excess insulation that may be overhanging the bottom edge or sides.

trim garage door insulation

Step 8: Tape all edges
Tape and seal all joints in the material with aluminium tape.

…. And that’s it. You’re finished!

Low-E®_Insulation DIY Garage Door

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Don’t just take our word for it.

See what our customers think about our Foil insulation and the reasons why you should be using it.

J Cochran, Genesis, UK

“I’ve used low e for the past 15 months. I’ve found it to work fantastic is all conditions. I’ve probably got 20 vans with it fitted and I’ve had no complaints from any of my customers about being cold. Some of the vans are used for skiing holidays in places that are -20C and more.”

Alex E, Lancashire, UK

“Our customers are delighted with the rooms. We are now offering Low-E Insulation as an update in ALL our sheds, summer rooms and log cabins.”

Kate E, London, UK

“I found Pet Pad online and thought it was a fantastic idea. I’ve put them in all the kennels and pens my doggie hotel. A few of my customers saw them and asked about them so now I’ve started selling them too. Everyone loves them, especially the pooches!”

Helen B, Ireland

“We used Low-E Insulation to insulate outdoor water tanks. We used to lose a lot of water through evaporation in the summer months. It is made a huge difference. We have now insulated of hot water tanks indoors, and we have noticed our energy bills have gone down too. I’d definitely recommend Low-E Insulation.”

P Philip, Macclesfield, UK

“I bought the Low-E Insulation from eBay on a recommendation from a friend. It arrived very promptly and was very easy to cut and installing. I’m delighted! It’s certainly made a difference. I can feel that the kitchen gets warmer much quicker on the cold winter mornings.”

Andrea P, Dublin, Ireland

“The insulation came in a very easy to handle strip. It was easy to install and I haven’t had any problems since it was installed.”

G Richards, VA, USA

“The Spas heat up much quicker with the Low-E installed and we’ve also noticed a drop in energy consumption while they’re running. It’s a great product. We are now including it as part of the patented design of our tubs”

P Baker, Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland

“Installing the blind on a single glazed unit resulted in a reduction in heat loss of 54% across the window. That’s just as good as double glazing”

Brian W, Dublin, Ireland

“We’ve installed Low-E Insulated strip curtains in a number of McDonalds and Burger King restaurants, as well as a number of off-licences and supermarkets chains. All our customers have been extremely happy with the product. There is no ‘bagging’ in the bottom of the curtains, and they last much longer than the previous product we […]

D Davidson, Edinburgh, Scotland

“Ours is a very specialist application for storing some very expensive items. We have been looking for something just like Low-E Insulation for many years. We didn’t think it existed but I’m very glad we found it. It’s fantastic!”

Alan P, W Yorkshire, UK

“We need to keep the enclosures cool in the Dubai sun while our equipment it is not running. The enclosures that we install the Low-E into have been up and running for a while now and are all performing well. We’ve had no complaints. We are now installing more of them in Mozambique and Hong […]

Grant H, Yorkshire, UK

“We make tents for a lot of different applications and we have to meet very strict standards. Micro-E Insulation is Fire Rated for use in tents, flexible, lightweight and easy to work with. We can run it straight through our sewing machines.”

Bill S, Porto Turistico, Italy

“The first time I used Low-E Insulation was on a project in Italy. We used it to simply line a closet on a yacht where there were issues with damp. I was amazed at how simple it was to install. I wish I found this material years ago. We’ve use it on a few projects […]

M Joyce, Dublin, Ireland

“It was so quick and easy to install and I can’t believe the difference it has made. I wish we’d done it years ago. Thanks again.”

Stephen C, Cornwall, UK

“I bought a kit online to make window mats from Low-E Insulation. The insulation was very easy to cut to the exact size I needed. The kit came with suckers and everything else I needed. The mats are great. They are completely blackout and keep my van nice and warm even on very cold nights.”

Dave C, Dublin, Ireland

“The car was built in 1958 and I wanted to make sure it survived another 50 years once we had finished refurbishing it. The Low-E was easy to install and more importantly, it was very thin. You’d never know it was there and it seems to have made a big difference. We’re very happy with […]

J Cochran, Genesis, UK

“I’ve used low e for the past 15 months. I’ve found it to work fantastic is all conditions. I’ve probably got 20 vans with it fitted and I’ve had no complaints from any of my customers about being cold. Some of the vans are used for skiing holidays in places that are -20C and more.”


“We used Low-E to line the interior and the engine bay of our NASCAR, its working really well”

Cameron J, UK

“We were unsure if Low-E Insulation would work for us so we ran a test. We insulated one van with Low-E and one with the traditional insulation we had been using. Then we brought both vans down to -4*C. The van insulated with Low-E held temperature 4 hours longer than the van without. The results […]

Thomas E, Ireland

“Are Pods are installed along the coast and up in the mountains. We tried using a few different insulation products, but Low-E has been by far the best. We’ve no issues with moisture, corrosion or nesting. There’s no draught in the Pods are they’re easy to heat.”