Basement insulation offers greater whole-home comfort and lower utility bills. The lowest level of your home is connected to the living space above it and the cold ground below. Put up a strong defense against thermal loss with a company that’s been doing this work for five decades - Nick Daviston Insulation.
The concrete your house sits on has about the same protection from heat loss as a single pane window; in other words, very little! That is why basement insulation in the right places, such as along floor edges and walls, can make a huge difference in your everyday comfort and heating bills.
Why Basement Insulation?
Most people just think of the basement as a cool, dark place. But a lot of temperature transfer is going on. Heat always tries to move to cooler places - that’s just science. In winter, the basement radiates its warmth into the colder soil and air outside. Your HVAC unit is running constantly, trying to keep up.
Properly installed basement insulation makes a big difference. It helps keep your entire indoors comfortable and stable.
The ideal way to protect the earth’s coldness from penetrating is to use special materials during construction. If this isn’t possible, you can still achieve comfort and energy savings through barriers on the inside walls below grade. Wall protection is considered the most effective type of insulation next to covering the space between perimeter joists.
It is even considered more valuable than blanketing the area between the ceiling and first floor.
More good news: It is less costly to do an insulation install on the inside rather than try to retrofit from the outside.
Insulating Your Walls
It only takes a few inches of wall space to create a more temperate environment. We can give your underground walls protection against the cold damp earth. It takes the right selection of moisture-proofing, air sealing details and vapor-retardants to get the job done. It also requires a great deal of professional skill. Look no further than us for keeping your air warm and dry through basement insulation.
Blanket type fiberglass can be an effective way to protect walls and ceilings, and it is the most affordable. Spray foam insulation in Birmingham is another good choice; it can reach into cracks and crevices, as well as seal and cover the underside of flooring.
Proper Protective Finishing
Some barriers require special finishes. All of our work is guaranteed to meet the building and safety codes that apply to your house.
For example, fiber is vulnerable to moisture seepage from underground walls. There is also a risk of leaks from sump pumps, washing machines, water heaters and more in the lower level. As experienced, licensed home insulation experts, we can select the right kind of moisture barrier for you.
Fire codes require that some types of protection, such as polyurethane foam, be covered with rigid, flame-resistant board. We care about your safety and we want your insulation install to last.
Old, water-damaged and contaminated materials, such as fiberglass and cellulose, can be a danger to your family’s health. It can invite pests and cause mold hazards for your entire property. If your cellar has this problem, we can do safe, efficient insulation removal before we add clean new material.
Create a More Livable Space
Whole home insulation is increasingly including the basement these days because a growing number of people want to use this space for more than storage. It is being turned into game rooms, rec rooms, theaters and gyms. A proper thermal barrier will help make this room as much like the rest of the house as possible.
Adding protection around the walls is perhaps the most important thing you can do to save energy and increase comfort. We’ll show you how in a free on-site energy audit.
We offer basement insulation in Birmingham, Tuscaloosa, Huntsville, Montgomery, AL and surrounding communities.