Importance of Insulation for Your Basement
While very few basements have any insulation at all, it’s one of the most important aspects to consider when finishing your basement. Your basement should be properly insulated, or you may be creating an environment for mildew and mould to thrive. If your family is exposed to this toxic substance it may lead to health issues; something no family wants to experience.
Save on Energy Costs
Insulating your basement is an easy and very effective way to save on energy costs. Spray foam insulation helps significantly in keeping heat out, reducing the extent to which your heating and cooling systems have to work. In the end, this means you can maintain a comfortable temperature in your home, without being faced with hefty energy bills; in fact your bills will decrease. Furthermore with a reduced workload, this means your heating and cooling systems won’t require as much maintenance, providing you with even more savings.
Prevent Heat Loss and Moisture
Most home owners don’t think that their basement could be a prime culprit of heat loss yet basements can account for up to 35 percent of your home’s total heat loss.
While many people think insulation is crucial for keeping your basement warm in the winter months, it’s also extremely important during the summer months when the heat and humidity can lead to moisture.
Protect Your Walls and Floors
Because basements are generally underground, they have a unique situation when it comes to air temperature. Your basement floor, below grade level maintains a fairly consistent temperature, just like the soil outside your foundation walls. As you go towards your ceiling however, the temperature will rise, reaching a higher temperature than the air at floor level.
Why does this matter?
If you don’t have the necessary insulation in place, the outside warm air will come into contact with your foundation walls, behind the insulation. Warm air contains moisture, which will begin to condensate as it reaches the cold exterior wall. Once this occurs, the moisture seeps into your insulation and wood framing, damaging it significantly. With time, this can wind up soaking the batt enough that water may begin to drip down the walls, pooling on your floors. As the insulation gets wet, you’ll begin to smell mildew and mould, and you might even notice your drywall becoming damp too as the damage continues.
Professional and Reliable Basement Insulation
Eco Insulation uses the best methods and the best products for insulating your basement and crawl spaces. Polar Foam Polyurethane Soya Spray Foam is the best way to insulate hard to reach areas, headers, crawl spaces, new construction and great for basements. You’ll never have to experience the unpleasant musky, damp feeling because our spray foam insulation provides a vapour tight seal.
- • Basement or crawl space – insulate your crawl space ceiling for greater energy savings
- • Hard-to-insulate spaces – insulate around windows and doors, plumbing, skylights and electrical boxes
By insulating your basement with Spray Foam Insulation, you are creating a more pleasant and comfortable environment for you and your family. Insulation slows down the migration of heat with air seals and thermal barriers, so you can enjoy a more comfortable space. This is why if you are planning on turning your basement into a living space, a space for entertainment or a working space, insulation is especially essential.
If you are in need of professional and affordable basement insulation services, look no further. With our expertise and years of practice, you can take advantage of the benefits that come with professionally insulated basements.