Thursday, November 30th, 2017 by Maigan Baer
As the temperature continues to drop, our energy bills continue to rise. Did you know your basement has an affect on the temperature inside your home? If you didn't, that's okay, because most people don't. The basement isn't an area frequented or thought about unless, of course, it's a finished basement. In the winter months your foundation is surrounded by frozen ground and basement windows are exposed to cold air so it makes sense that your basement would be the coldest area of your home. The cold air that sits in your basement actually plays a part in having to heat the home. The floors will be chilly and uncomfortable and your heat will need to run more often throughout the day to maintain a comfortable temperature. Insulating your basement properly is important in order to efficiently help your heating costs. You may already have fiberglass insulation lining the floor joists and walls however it can become ruined with moisture and mildew. While ideal in insulating other areas of a home, the basement is not an environment for organic material. Adirondack Basement Systems has solutions for insulating basement walls, floors and rim joists.
Whether you're looking for a finished look or not, we offer a few different options for insulating walls. For a simpler yet effective insulation method we install SilverGlo on the walls. SilverGlo is a graphite infused polystyrene foam with an R-9 value for 2in thickness and R-19 value for 4in thickness. It doesn't absorb moisture or support mold and mildew growth. Our Basement to Beautiful wall panels actually feature SilverGlo but also have channels for electrical wiring and steel nailing flanges- ideal for finishing your basement! For basement floors we offer ThermalDry Insulated Floor Decking. These feature rigid foam insulation and are sealed with waterproof composite panels. Our ThermalDry tiles and carpeting are perfect for a finished look while still creating a thermal barrier from the cold basement floor. We also sprayfoam rim joists to insulate beneath floors.
Schedule your FREE estimate today with one of our Design Specialists to learn more about these products and how they can help you save on your energy bill!