To fully protect your home from thermal transfer, installing basement insulation is an important course of action. Your basement is the only thing between your living space and the cold ground. And the concrete that it sits on offers very little protection from heat loss – similar to that of a single pane window. Allow our home insulation company to come to your residence and determine the best way to make it a more comfortable and energy efficient environment. Contact us today for a free estimate.
Because so many underground levels are unfinished, homeowners often think basement insulation is unnecessary. But if you look at the science behind heat transfer, it is clear that heat moves to cooler places like basements. If not properly insulated, during the winter your heated air will move down into the basement and into the ground below. Your heating system will have to work overtime to keep up.
When we properly install basement insulation, it will help keep the heated air in and maintain the comfort of your home. It will also contribute to lower energy bills and a longer lasting heating system.
Insulating Your Walls
We have several different insulation types available for creating a more comfortable environment in your home. Our team can come to your house and perform an energy audit. This will help us to determine which materials or combination of materials will best seal your property and prevent thermal loss. We will also inspect the rest of your home and make recommendations on energy efficiency improvements. We can also provide you with information on state rebate programs and tax credits for making energy efficient upgrades.
In many basement insulation projects, fiberglass insulation – like rolls, batts and foam board – is a great place to start. They are easy to install in the walls because the batts are the same width as the space between joists and wall studs. This should be done only by an experienced, professional home insulation team. Because cuts will be made to the rolls to fit in specific areas, there will be small gaps between each piece. The cut must be precise to minimize energy loss.
When you choose this affordable option, we highly recommend using spray foam insulation to finish the job. The foam will fill in any of the gaps left from sizing and create a perfect seal. Using these products in conjunction will give you a highly effective and affordable basement insulation solution.
Adding to Your Space
When you choose to do a basement insulation project, you are adding to the useable space in your home. Before insulation, many homeowners tend to use this area just for storage because it is too cold for anything else. Once the space can be kept at a comfortable temperature, it opens up your home to a whole variety of opportunities. Whether you choose to finish the area or not, basement insulation is the first step and will make your home more attractive to prospective buyers.
No Mess Left Behind
With almost a decade of basement insulation experience, we know what it takes to properly install products without making a big mess. Often this process can be somewhat intrusive, especially in existing homes. We are a full service home insulation company that can perform framing, drywalling, taping, trim and whatever else is necessary to finish the job.
When you choose to insulate your home, you’re making an investment that will quickly pay for itself. Over just a few short years, the amount you will save on utility bills will cover the initial cost of installation. And since your HVAC system won’t have to work as hard, it could prolong its lifespan as well. Contact us today for a free onsite consultation.
We offer basement insulation in Fairfield, Westchester, Litchfield and all of the surrounding communities.