Guys: I know this is OT, but. Has anyone here insulated a steel roll up door- the kind that roll up into a drum like. I have one on my shop and was wondering about insulating it. I have seen the "bubble wrap insulation". How to hold it on the door? Any input will be welcome. Thanks, Dan
My roll-up door rolls into itself--there's no room to add anything to one side of the metal
OTOH, it's a cheap door, maybe others have space.
We bought ours already insulated. It has some thick Styrofoam type insulation cut in rectangles and stuck in the panels then a thin sheet of a sort of plastic covering the longer panels lengthways.
I don't think yours can be successfully insulated. That being said, you can gain some R value by hanging a plastic curtain close inside the door. Better than nothing
Roll-ups are made as insulated or non-insulated. I don't think a retrofit is possible, based on the unit construction.
This has been inferred, but Dan has, if I understand correctly, one of the roll up doors that rolls into a drum, kind of like paper towels come rolled on a tube. This type of door is commonly raised and lowered (if manual) by pulling on a chain suspended from the drum. It is not your common garage door, made in hinged sections, riding on a tracks. If it were, insulating it would be simple. Many garage door manufacturers make retrofit insulation kits for non insulated factory made doors. Probably the best bet for Dan is to do what Les said and hang a plastic curtain, like they use in butcher shops and grocery stores, to try to insulate from loosing or gaining heat.
Try contacting these folks, maybe they have a kit for roll-up doors. I used one of their kits for my garage doors, it was easy to install and works great!
Those roll up door that they use at storage units are junk.
When I had my garage built, they installed 2 of them. 9x7. A 7 ft. Door is not a 7 ft door. I had to jerryrig one so I could get my '14 touring in. 7ft door was actually about 6ft 8 in. I also have a 12x12 door
This may sound stupid but you may want to get a couple of 1 inch thick blue board 4 x 8 sheets and make an interior door that you can just set against the roll up door. Use cloth reinforced tape and make it like an accordion that you unfold and stand next to the door.
Update: Insulation is made for these doors. It is called Reflective Foam, metal each side with something like bubble wrap inside. Held to the door by double sided tape and mylar tape. See this link http://janusintl.com/products/products-options-insulation.php
Now to find the tape. Dan
All these photos are of overhead PANEL doors. Roll ups quite literally roll up into a
cylinder, like a roll of carpet, above the door opening. Whole different critter !
Yes, I know that, but I thought that the same manufacturer might have a similar kit for roll-up doors. Quote from the first sentence of my earlier post:
"Try contacting these folks, maybe they have a kit for roll-up doors."
You are correct - it rolls up like toilet paper!
-An additional tip for sectional doors- Located where I am, when there was sunlight showing through at the hinge areas, I inquired at a local hardware store. 'Spring loaded' hinge replacements now keep the insulated door snug to the weatherstrip.... Also helps with the dehumidifier, as well the heat mode.
Dan, where are you located?
Sunny South: Alabama
"Salty" humidity off the gulf too? Consider at least the inside hanging vapor barrier to help ward that off. Keep your door's sun exposure in mind. Best wishes!