The Fundamentals of Basement Insulation
January 15, 2016
Unlike years gone by, when basements were purely storage spaces, today's basements are functional and usable living spaces. And it's primarily the basement insulation that allows for the comfort and livability of the space. Indeed, many basements have become fully usable - as extra bedrooms; as home-based offices; even as completely self contained in-law suites. Living comfort in the basement is a result of having the space properly insulated. High quality insulation, professionally installed, will impact the comfort level during both winter and summer. Even more important - a properly insulated basement improves energy efficiency throughout the home, and thus reduces the home's heating and cooling bills all year. For the typical homeowner, insulating the basement is mostly about keeping the space warm in winter and cool in summer. But for a professional contractor, it's vital that the basement be insulated to the same degree as the rest of the house. Basement insulation is one of those home improvement projects that actually pays for itself in significant yearly utility savings. Managed professionally, the long term benefits of basement insulation are impressive, especially when a high quality product is being installed. With a quality insulation product, R-Values are dramatically improved; undesirable airflow is prevented; and overall, moisture is prevented from accumulating. Big picture, home comfort and energy efficiency are enhanced measurably.
A worthwhile home improvement investment
Basement insulation delivers measurable value. The annual savings on utilities will "pay down" the project cost in a few short years.
Quality insulation will deliver the best results
Installing quality insulation, along with superior workmanship will make for better long term outcomes. - and that translates into savings.
A quality install abides by the building code
A reliable contractor will advise the homeowner on the requirements of the building code. Good contractors don't take any shortcuts.
Spray Polyurethane Foam - the best product
Today, the professionals are recommending Spray Polyurethane Foam as the ideal install for basements. One application does it all.
Spray Polyurethane Foam for the basement
Whether for the basement floor or the basement walls, an SPF installation provides better sealing and insulation than anything.
SPF can do it all with one expert application
Spray Polyurethane Foam does it all - it creates an air barrier and vapor barrier, while providing the highest R-Value levels.
Spray Polyurethane Foam is a costly install
SPF is a premium product, and may not suit all budgets. However, product performance far exceeds any other single product.
The "hybrid" install - an excellent option
A combination of Spray Polyurethane Foam and fiberglass insulation with great results and a cost effective project budget. Overall, basement insulation does best with a professional approach. It's the experts who know the ins and outs of the products, and the complexities of the installations. And while there are obvious savings with a DIY approach, the very best outcomes are those derived with a professional touch. Indeed, the long term savings with a well managed basement insulation project can "pay down" the initial investment very quickly.