Basement Insulation Solutions
A comfortable home & low energy costs starts from the ground up
Fiberglass failure. Fiberglass batts don’t perform well when installed between ceiling joists in a basement or crawl space. They can absorb moisture, compress, lose R-value and eventually fall out of place.
Many houses have basement insulation in the form of fiberglass batts that are installed between basement ceiling joists. But this insulation is for the upstairs space; it does nothing to make your basement more comfortable and energy efficient. The other limitation of fiberglass insulation is that it can’t stop air leakage that causes comfort, energy and moisture problems.
Dr. Energy Saver offers a variety of insulation solutions designed specifically for the basement environment. Your local Dr. Energy Saver contractor can inspect your home and help you decide on the best insulation plan for your basement.
Benefits of insulating your basement
- Basement space becomes usable as extra living space, with more comfortable temperatures and lower humidity.
- Eliminate mold & mildew problems in the basement.
- Stop unwanted air infiltration that brings in cold winter air.
- Upstairs living space will be more comfortable.
- Lower heating & cooling costs.
Permanent solution. Rigid foam insulation can be installed against foundation walls with adhesive and masonry fasteners.
One-step solution. ThermalDry™ Decking combines rigid foam floor insulation with moisture-proof & mold-proof subflooring.
Innovative basement wall & floor insulation products made from rigid foam
Unlike fiberglass batts, rigid foam insulation won’t absorb moisture, compress, lose R-value or fall out of place. It’s got ideal characteristics for use in the basement, which is why we recommend two innovative basement insulation products: SilverGlo™ basement wall insulation and ThermalDry™ insulated subfloor panels.
Putting rigid foam insulation on basement walls will make your basement and your entire house more comfortable and more energy efficient. SilverGlo™ panels are made with tiny graphite particles that reflect heat and provide superior R-value. The rigid foam panels also boast a radiant barrier, which reflects heat back into your basement.
For maximum energy savings and comfort, it's best to insulate both the walls and floors of your basement. If you plan to install finished flooring when remodeling the basement, it’s smart to install ThermalDry™ Insulated Floor Decking™ first. These interlocking, 2-ft. X 2-ft. squares combine rigid foam insulation and special moisture-proof underlayment. You install basement floor insulation and subflooring in one step – a great start for the finished floor of your choice.
When your foundation walls are insulated with rigid foam, your Dr. Energy Saver contractor can also seal and insulate the rim joist in your basement or crawl space to eliminate this major source of air infiltration.