The Benefits of Basement Insulation
At first, you might not think that basement insulation is necessary, but you will once you realize the importance of this service.
- Keeping warm. One of the most important reasons for having your basement properly insulated is to keep your whole house warm. According to the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors, up to 50% of the heat loss in your home can occur in your basement through cracks, gaps and poorly insulated walls. Having your basement walls and the rim joist/box sill insulated can keep you warm and lower your heating costs. You’ll notice a huge difference in your basement and a big difference on your first floor as well.
- Preventing moisture problems. Moisture can enter a home through the foundation walls. Proper insulation can help prevent this from occurring. Poorly insulated basements are susceptible to moisture accumulation as well as condensation, something known as weeping walls. Your basement could turn into a breeding ground for unwanted houseguests like mold, mildew and fungi which are potentially serious health hazards. Insulating your basement can help nip these issues in the bud.
- Reducing energy costs. Insulation acts as a protective shield against temperature fluctuations in cold climates like Northern Virginia. Having your basement walls properly insulated can help regulate temperatures to keep your home warmer during the winter and cooler in the summer. Your home’s HVAC system won’t have to work as hard, which means you’ll likely have lower monthly energy bills.
The Best Types of Materials for Basement Insulation
Southland Insulators uses many different types of insulation materials. While they each provide superior insulation for your home or business in Manassas, VA or Winchester, VA some are better suited for basement insulation than others. Our experienced and knowledgeable team will perform a thorough inspection of your basement to determine which options would be best for your home. Spray foam is a common form of basement insulation in Northern Virginia. Spray foam insulation combines air sealing and insulation in one step and is easily applied to basement box sills and rim joists. This adds insulating value and seals air leaks on this thin area of the home that contains many penetration points. No matter the condition of your basement, our team will determine the best course of action and install expert basement insulation so you can enjoy your basement for years to come.