Basement Insulation Glendale AZ
The basement is a very important place to insulate, both because of the effects on the area itself, but also that it contributes to significantly improved insulation throughout the home. We want to make sure it is set up for you to feel very comfortable in without an unnecessarily high energy bill.
Why Insulate Your Basement?
Although the requirement of insulating a basement may seem self-evident to a North American homeowner, the effort is often disregarded. Simply said, basement insulation is just as critical as any other housing component. For insulation specialists, the ideal condition is to insulate a property from top to bottom. Long-term benefits come from a home that is well-sealed, insulated, and ventilated.
A poorly insulated basement will lead to undesired air flow that makes it significantly harder to regulate the temperatures in your home. Whenever it's hot outside (ie most of the time in Glendale) warm air will invade, while cold air will leave. It means that the HVAC system (which comprises heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) will be overworked in order to maintain stable temperatures.
Unwanted air flow is a proven way to waste energy and money, whether it's in the basement or throughout the house. This is why it's so important to invest in basement insulation. Basement insulation is especially important if the basement will be used as either a bedroom or common room, since it will maintain a suitable temperature throughout the year.
Basements, in contrast to the rest of the home, are chilly and damp. This is due to the fact that the exterior walls of the building structure absorb subsurface temperatures on all sides. When there is no obvious barrier between the interior and the exterior, cold and moisture will infiltrate. The unfortunate result is an unpleasant and uncomfortable indoor living environment.
In any event, insulating a basement will be costly up front, with the cost of course varying depending on the type of insulation you choose. It is, however, an investment, and the savings on heating and cooling will quickly pay off the project's initial cost. After that, you will be saving more and more over time without having to do anything extra. This is one of the most important reasons to insulate the basement.
In addition to the annual savings on winter heating and summer cooling, a well-insulated home is more enticing to a prospective buyer when it comes time to sell the property. A dry and comfortable basement adds to the living area and, as a result, to the value of the home. In addition, a well insulated basement is more fire resistant than one that is not.
When it comes to insulating products, the need for an airtight seal is crucial. If air continues to seep in through the insulation, you will still be finding more difficulty than necessary in regulating your temperatures, and will be using unneeded energy. Our personal advice would be to pay a little bit more up front if you can so you're not dealing with unnecessary costs over time.
Imagine being able to play video games, play with your kids, play ping pong, air hockey, paint, or anything else you want to do downstairs at pleasant, controlled temperatures that don't drain you of more and more money over time. Proper insulation does this, helps the environment, and allows you to make an investment in your house that will undoubtedly pay off handsomely if completed by experienced, caring, and knowledgeable specialists *cough cough*. That is what we are here to give to you, and we will work with you and your budget as well and answer whatever questions you may have.