Basements aren’t often the first thing people think of when considering insulation in their properties, but there are several reasons that insulation in the deepest part of your buildings can prove very valuable. Basements are a prized part of our properties, providing protection against the elements, a significant storage space, or even a living area. Some estimates suggest that close to 50% of homes in the Indianapolis, IN area have a basement – so it stands to reason that at Indianapolis Insulation Services we take basement insulation very seriously.
Because so many people associate heat loss with the outside barriers of your properties – the roof and the walls – the basement is often forgotten. But this can be a costly mistake. Simply put, thermal bridging is when heat follows the path of least resistance. It typically occurs when there is a gap in the property’s insulation. This could be in the walls, attic, windows, or doorways, but is quite often in the basement. This is largely due to the often-repeated idea that heat rises, and therefore only escapes that way. Of course, this isn’t the case, it can also follow the path of least resistance. Protect your coverage through full basement insulation, and save dollars by doing so.
Basement insulation brings significant savings over the insulation’s lifetime, and is effective at reducing heat and energy loss, but there are other substantial benefits. Basements often suffer from moisture accumulation and condensation due to insufficient insulation. These make for a dingy, uncomfortable, unusable environment, and the resulting problems – mold, fungi, and more – can spread throughout your home with the basement as a launch site. These can also be hazardous to the health of the property’s inhabitants, something we take very seriously at Indianapolis Insulation Services.
The lower region of your property is often home to lots of plumbing and utilities infrastructure. The inconvenience and interruption to daily life when these things are badly affected cannot be overstated. Basement insulation applied properly can protect your water pipes from freezing, and limits moisture buildup that could damage other utilities infrastructure. Additionally, when applied to the exterior of the building, basement wall insulation is effective at protecting the structure from water on the outside, limiting the effects of freeze and thaw cycles that undermine the integrity of your building. This is the kind of peace of mind we try to bring to our customers through our services.
One Size Does Not Fit All
You’ll have different insulation requirements for different basements, but that isn’t an issue for us at Indianapolis Insulation Services. We offer a variety of options so you can choose what suits you best. Basement insulation is typically associated with foam board insulation, which offers rigid protection and is least affected by moisture, but spray foam insulation is another robust option that has an easier and quicker application, if that is a concern for you. Our expert installers and customer service team will help you to decide what’s the best option for you.