Is your basement a less inviting space than you want it to be, and you think insulation can help?
Well, long story short, basement insulation can make a huge difference, but you have to choose the right insulation.
In older homes, the basement many times is left uninsulated. This allows air from the outside to get into the rim joist, basement ceiling, and exposed walls. This lack of insulation will not only make your basement rec room or spare bedroom you’re working on uncomfortable, but it will also lead to drafts along the floorboards and cold floors upstairs.
Types of Basement Insulation
The most commonly used insulation materials in the basement include spray foam, fiberglass, and foam board.
RetroFoam of Michigan has more than 17 years of experience insulating thousands of homes from top to bottom. If you’re looking to make your basement a more comfortable space, we’ve got your back with information on what the insulation options are and what will be the best fit.
In our continued efforts to educate homeowners so they can make the best-informed decisions for their homes, we have compiled the pros and cons to help them choose the best insulation for their basement.
If the material isn’t installed properly, air leakage is still possible, which will lead to comfort issues in the future.
Choosing the Best Insulation for Basement Walls and Ceiling
It’s important to create an air seal in your basement to help avoid moisture issues, as well as combating a cold and uncomfortable space.
If you are looking for a less expensive option that you can install yourself, then foam board or fiberglass will be the better options. If you want that air seal in your basement to make the space more comfortable, then spray foam is the way to go.
If you want to experience the benefits of spray foam insulation in your basement and live in Michigan’s lower peninsula, give us a call at 866-900-3626 or fill out the form on our website to schedule a free estimate.
Amanda previously has worked as a breaking news and crime reporter, TV news producer, and editor in Flint and Detroit. Throughout her career as a journalist, she has won several awards from the The Society of Professional Journalists - Detroit Chapter and the Michigan Press Association.
As part of the RetroFoam of Michigan family, Amanda uses her experience as a journalist to write content that will help educate homeowners on the benefits of foam insulation.
When Amanda isn’t writing, she’s spending time with her husband and rescued huskies. She also loves knitting, making art, cooking, and hosting dinner and a movie night for friends and family.