Everything You Need to Know About Basement Insulation
Fall is all around us and winter is right around the corner. As we carve our pumpkins and start to think ahead to decking the halls, it’s also a good idea to evaluate your home’s insulation. A well-insulated home can mean the difference between high energy bills and affordable ones. It can also mean the difference between a drafty home and a cozy space where you’re toasty all winter long.
One room where insulation is often overlooked is the basement. In this post from Budget Exteriors in Minnesota, we’ll discuss the importance of basement insulation and offer advice for improving yours.
Creating an Air Seal
The key to a well-insulated basement is a complete air seal. At Budget Exteriors, we work with RetroFoam to help homeowners transform their basements from cold spaces to warm, cozy extensions of their home by creating an air seal.
Here are a few reasons to insulate your basement with RetroFoam:
1. Warm your floors.
If the idea of walking through your home with bare feet during the winter months makes you cringe, your floors may be cold due to basement drafts. Insulating the rim joist can keep the warm air inside your home where it belongs and limit the transfer of heat.
2. Reduce moisture infiltration.
Mildew and mold are two of the most common basement problems for Twin Cities homeowners. Fiberglass insulation can retain moisture, leading to mold proliferation that can create health problems for your family. On the other hand, spray foam creates an airtight barrier that prevents mildew and mold growth.
3. Keep pipes from freezing and bursting.
The only thing worse than a frozen pipe is a busted one. No one wants to turn on the faucet and realize their pipes have frozen. However, this problem is all too common for homes with cold basements. Upgrading the insulation in your basement will prevent your pipes from freezing, saving you a headache and a whole lot of cash on repairs.
Contact Our Twin Cities Basement Spray Foam Insulation Contractors
At Budget Exteriors, we can install insulation for basement walls whether you plan to finish them or keep exposed. We inject spray foam insulation directly into your walls so you can enjoy a warmer home without undertaking a serious construction project.
To discuss basement insulation options with our insulation contractors, give us a call at 952.887.1613 or contact us online and get your free estimate.