Basement Blanket Insulation

Basement Blanket Insulation

Home»Basement Insulation Basement Insulation Solutions in Greater Detroit Comfort & energy efficiency starts with a properly-insulated basement Watch this video about sealing & insulating a stone foundation wall with spray foam to enhance the basement environment. When installed correctly, basement insulation can transform your damp, cold basement into a drier, more-comfortable living space, as well as eliminate mold and humidity problems in the basement, and lower your heating & cooling costs. You may already have fiberglass batts installed between your basement ceiling joists. But basement ceiling insulation only insulates the upstairs space; it does nothing to make your basement more comfortable. If you’d like to transform an underused basement, insulation upgrades are a great starting point. Call us at 1-855-855-7420 or click below to request an in-home inspection in Detroit, Ann Arbor, Warren, Sterling Heights, Plymouth and nearby, and we will provide you with a free estimate to seal and insulate your basement. Get a FREE Quote! Benefits of an insulated basement Improved comfort in the basement and in upstairs space too. No more mold & mildew problems in the basement. Stop unwanted air infiltration that brings in cold winter air. Lower heating & cooling costs. Basement becomes usable as additional living space. Three ways to make your basement better with insulation Rim joist insulation & sealing. We make sure to seal & insulate the outer edge of the house framing to help stop air leaks, pests and major heat loss. Seal & insulate the rim joist. The edge of the house where the floor framing rests on the foundation is a major source of air leakage and energy loss. It’s especially severe where plumbing, wiring and dryer vents penetrate to the exterior. We eliminate this problem by sealing & insulating the rim joist. Insulate foundation walls. Rigid foam insulation is best for your basement’s concrete walls. Unlike fiberglass batts, rigid foam wall insulation won’t absorb water or be damaged by it. Rigid foam also won’t compress, fall out of place or lose R-value. We recommend Basement to Beautiful® wall insulation. These innovative panels are sized for typical basement walls and each panel comes with built-in wiring channels and integral steel flanges for attaching wallboard. Insulate the basement floor. Do you want a warm finished floor in your basement? Keep your feet – and basement – warm and lower the cost of your energy bills by insulating your basement floor before installing a floor covering. Start your basement transformation with the best insulation If you want to make more and better use of your basement space, insulation upgrades should be a top priority. Blanket Insulation has the best basement insulation products and the expertise to install them. Call us or fill out our online form to request a free estimate or to schedule your home energy evaluation. We are your basement insulation expert serving Farmington, West Bloomfield, Dearborn, Novi, Ypsilanti, Clinton Township, Canton, Livonia and surrounding areas. Related Pages: Insulating Basement Floors Floor Insulation Crawl Space Insulation Looking for a price? Get a no cost, no obligation free estimate.
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Basement Blanket Insulation

If you want to make more and better use of your basement space, insulation upgrades should be a top priority. Blanket Insulation has the best basement insulation products and the expertise to install them. Call us or fill out our online form to request a free estimate or to schedule your home energy evaluation. We are your basement insulation expert serving Farmington, West Bloomfield, Dearborn, Novi, Ypsilanti, Clinton Township, Canton, Livonia and surrounding areas.
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Basement Blanket Insulation

A properly insulated basement can save you money on heating and provide a dry, comfortable living space. In most cases, a basement with insulation installed on its exterior walls should be considered a conditioned space. Even in a house with an unconditioned basement, the basement is more connected to other living spaces than to the outside, which makes basement wall insulation preferable to ceiling insulation.
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Basement Blanket Insulation

Yes you can but it can be the only layer, and I would draw concern with the R value the blanket has. It may at best only have an R value of 5, maybe more, and perhaps that is enough. For reference, foam board on the average has a R value of 5.5 per inch If your basement has a bit of exposure above the outside grade, and you get really cold winters, I would truly consider upgrading your insulation. Insulate the whole wall too if not already done. Some codes may allow only the top of the wall needing insulation, down to 2 ft. below grade. Basement walls conduct the cold very well and an exposed part of the wall will still radiate the cold The link that DAO1 has, uses good procedures for a basement install, and as he cautions, do not layer insulation with vapor barriers, there can only be one toward the heated side, an additional vapor barrier will trap moisture and cause problems.
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Basement Blanket Insulation

Heat loss from basements accounts for a significant portion of the energy loss from a home. In many jurisdictions, basement insulation is a building code requirement. Cost usually determines the type of insulation system used. Unfortunately, safely insulating basement walls requires consideration of many factors in addition to reducing thermal conductivity across the foundation wall. Moisture dynamics must be considered in detail before insulating a basement wall. Materials used to insulate a basement wall must be selected based on their ability to control the flow of moisture and air as well as heat. Selecting the wrong type of insulation or placing it in the wrong wall assembly often leads to moisture accumulation with subsequent material deterioration and growth of mold.
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Basement Blanket Insulation

Abstract: Heat loss from basements accounts for a significant portion of the energy loss from a home. In many jurisdictions, basement insulation is a building code requirement. Cost usually determines the type of insulation system used. Unfortunately, safely insulating basement walls requires consideration of many factors in addition to reducing thermal conductivity across the foundation wall. Moisture dynamics must be considered in detail before insulating a basement wall. Materials used to insulate a basement wall must be selected based on their ability to control the flow of moisture and air as well as heat. Selecting the wrong type of insulation or placing it in the wrong wall assembly often leads to moisture accumulation with subsequent material deterioration and growth of mold.
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Basement Blanket Insulation

All Building America homes constructed by the Building Science Consortium were initially constructed with interior basement insulation. The approaches used early in the program were interior stud wall framing insulated with fiberglass batts and “blanket” insulation (Figure 3). These two approaches are the most common approaches to basement insulation used by the home building industry in general. Photographs 1, 2, 3 and 4 illustrate the two approaches. Note the installation of an interior vapor barrier in Photograph 2, and the impermeable interior surfaces in Photograph 3 and Photograph 4.
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Basement Blanket Insulation

In an existing home, consider using blow-in insulation, which, when installed with the dense pack technique, will provide significant air sealing. It can be added to exterior walls without much disturbance to finished areas of your home. If you’re remodeling and your wall cavities will be open, look into two-part spray foam or wet spray cellulose insulation. If your wall cavities are not going to be open, you could consider injectable spray foam insulation. If you’ll be doing the work yourself, blanket (batt and roll) insulation, while not capable of providing an air seal as dense pack and two-part spray foam will, is an affordable option.
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Termites can tunnel undetected through exterior slab insulation to gain access to the wood framing in a home’s walls. As a result, some insurance companies won’t guarantee homes with slab insulation against termites. Building codes in several southern U.S. states prohibit installing foam insulation in contact with the ground. Slab foundations with interior insulation provide more termite resistance, but some builders in the southeastern United States have even reported termite infestations through foam insulation on contained slabs.
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In any event, heat loss from basements accounts for such a significant portion of the energy loss from a home that it is clear that a home with a basement must have basement insulation to be called “energy efficient.” Additionally, in many jurisdictions, basement insulation is a building code requirement.
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Externally insulated basements have a major cost factor associated with protecting the exposed above grade portion of the insulation assembly and shifting the house structure outward to compensate for the thickness of the exterior basement insulation (Figure 2). Most protection systems involve some form of rendering (stucco, synthetic stucco, cement parge coats, etc) that have proven to be not durable (the “weed-whacker” problem). Furthermore, protecting the exposed insulation system during the construction process until it gets covered has also been a major challenge—so muchh so that most builders who have done it once, do not want to do it again.
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Basements & Crawlspaces Pick another Project The right insulation solution in your basement or crawlspace can make a big difference in your monthly energy costs, your exposure to potentially harmful moisture, and the comfort of any below-grade living spaces. Owens Corning can help you improve performance and protection for your home, with trusted FOAMULAR® rigid foam insulation for exterior foundation walls, and EcoTouch® insulation with PureFiber® Technology for interior walls. Start from the ground up to give your home all the benefits of Complete Energy Performance.

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