Importance of Basement Insulation
Basement is a common area from where frequent leak of cold air occurs. It broadly accounts for 20% of heat loss in poorly insulated home or non-insulated residential and commercial buildings. It is also the place from where lot of moisture gets into the house. The most important area to insulate is not the basement walls, but the area where the house meets the foundation. Leaks at the top around the floor joists and leaks at the sill plate are common in older houses. If gaps are present in sill plate then they should be filled. All care should be taken to properly insulating Crawlspace Walls and Joists and you will surely be able to feel the difference the insulation makes. Properly insulating basement of residential or commercial can save you lot of money by stopping air leaks and thus greatly reducing your energy need for heating and cooling of the building.