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.
The most commonly used insulation materials in the basement include spray foam, fiberglass, and foam board.
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, it will also lead to drafts along the floor boards and cold floors upstairs.
RetroFoam of Michigan has more than 15 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 Your Basement
It’s important to create an air seal in your basement to help avoid moisture issues, as well as combatting a cold and uncomfortable space.
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.
About Amanda Ringler
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.