Insulating the area in the attic over a garage might keep the temperature a little more stable in the garage, but it does little to reduce the amount of energy needed to heat and cool your house, so it’s not a good investment of your energy dollars.

A much better use of your energy saving dollars would be to make sure you have at least 12” to 14” of insulation in the attic over the heated and cooled areas of your house.

Watch the video above to find out more.


Danny Lipford: Sarah wants to know, “Will I save energy dollars by adding insulation over my garage?”

Yeah, you would think you would save a lot of money on your energy bill by insulating that space above your garage, but it really doesn’t save you money.

It might keep the temperatures in your garage a little more stable, but you can spend those insulation dollars in your existing attic—the area above your heated and cooled areas—and really drive that energy bill down.

And it only makes sense. If you have sufficient insulation, which in most parts of the country that means 12 to 14 inches, then you’re heating and cooling system is going to work a lot less. And that certainly translates into less money going out to keep the temperature in your home nice and comfortable.

So, even through if you’ve just run out of things completely to do around the house, and you want to insulate the attic above the garage. It might help a little, but it’s not worth the investment.

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Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio,, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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