Basement insulation is something that is placed inside of the walls and ceilings to help create a space in the home that will stay cool during the summer time and warm during the winter time. Homes with the wrong type of insulation or not enough will have such dramatic changes in the temperature and humidity in their home.
There are many advantages to using the right type of material for this insulation. The first is that it helps to keep the basement dry and comfortable. Too many of the unfinished basements will have walls that are leaking because it has little to no insulation. Another advantage of basement insulation is that it helps to keep the upper portion of the home comfortable. You won’t have all that cold air seeping up into the home or the hot air upstairs traveling into the basement.
When a basement does not use enough or any insulation it will also soak in the warm air from outside. As we learned in high school, hot air has a tendency to rise and as it does it will seep through the ceilings and into the rest of the home. This makes it harder for your air conditioner to keep cool and will dramatically increase your energy bill.
There are many different types of insulation; foam, cellulose, and fiberglass. It is important to understand what each of them are and what type of homes they work best in. Along with understanding the materials we will provide you with information on how to insulate basements. It will save you a great deal of money if you can do this on your own.
With our help you will be able to turn your unfinished basement into just another comfortable and useable room inside of your home. When you use basement insulation you will save yourself money and have the opportunity to use a basement design that will transform it into a game room or office space.