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BASEMENT INSULATION & WEATHERIZATION

The basement is a commonly overlooked source of energy loss in a home.  Like other insulation and weatherization measures it will quickly pay for itself in by decreasing your energy costs and saving you money.  The basement is one of the most connected parts of your home and the savings in energy can be drastic when it is prevented from leaching heat from the rest of your home from proper insulation. It is imperative to choose a reputable company with proper training to have this service performed as proper air flow needs to be maintained to prevent moisture build up and other problems.  GreenSeal is trained to perform this installation and analyze the airflow needs of your home for proper installation and maximum efficiency.

BASEMENT INSULATION & WEATHERIZATION BENEFITS

  • Increased moisture control through proper installation and moisture wicking abilities of new insulation due to increased air flow and environmental control
  • Save money through decreased energy costs
  • Minimize thermal-bridging and heat loss through the foundation
  • Servers as a capillary break from moisture intrusion
  • Protects the foundation from the effects of a freeze-thaw cycle present in NY

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Batt Fiberglass Insulation Installation

Batt-Fiberglass insulation is one of the least expensive options when it comes time to insulate your basement.  Although it is one of the least expensive options, this home insulation option has excellent performance characteristics.

 

WHAT IS BATT FIBERGLASS INSULATION?

Fiberglass Insulation is composed of fine glass fibers and is one of the most common insulation methods.  Fiberglass insulation comes in rolls, batts, and loose fill options.  A batt is a pre-cut panel of insulation that can be installed in most standard sized areas in the basement.

BENEFITS OF BATT FIBERGLASS INSULATION

  • Usually The Least Expensive Insulation Option
  • Reduces energy costs, lowers heating and air conditioning bills
  • Controls noise, both inside and from outside
  • Contributes to cleaner indoor air
  • Increases the Value of Your home
  • Makes your home more comfortable by strengthening the building envelope
  • Fire Resistant

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BASEMENT RADIANT BARRIER INSULATION

 

When it comes time to insulate your basement there are many options that you can choose.  One of these options is Radiant Barrier Insulation.  Not only is Radiant Barrier Insulation an effective insulation measure it is cost effective as well!

WHAT IS IT?

Radiant barrier insulation is a form of insulation that reflects radiant energy(heat) in the direction that you choose.  It is perforated to allow for appropriate air flow in installed areas to prevent moisture buildup and damage caused by excessive moisture.  This form of insulation is excellent for basements and crawl spaces.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF RADIANT BARRIER INSULATION?

  • Energy Reduction up to 30% or More!
  • Class A /1 Fire Ratings
  • Greater Comfort
  • Improved Appearance
  • Requires No Maintenance
  • Does not Promote Mold or Bacteria Growth
  • Rodent and Insect Resilient
  • Puncture and Tear Resistant
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BASEMENT RADIANT BARRIER INSULATION PICTURES

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BASEMENT RIM JOIST INSULATION

 

Weatherization is essentially a two part process.  The first part is air sealing and the second part is adding additional  insulation to the home.  Basement Rim joist Insulation is an integral part of the air sealing process of a home.  Although the name of this job type is “Basement Rim Joist Insulation” and insulation is used, the primary reason this type of retrofitting is performed is to air seal your home.

The boards you see when you look up in your basement are called floor joists.  These joists are capped around the exterior of your home by another board called a rim joist.  The rim joist comes into contact with the outside air causing and usually causes significant energy loss in a home through outside air penetration.

GreenSeal trained technicians are capable of identifying air penetration through rim joists and determining if rim joist insulation would be effective at maintaining the integrity of the air barrier of your home.  A qualified and trained professional should perform this job to insure proper installation and to identify potential problems such as, water penetration, mold, excessive sill box debris and other issues that may affect the integrity and energy efficiency, as well as, the health and safety of your home.

GreenSeal Weatherization would be proud to have one of our trained home energy auditors answer your home energy savings questions.
If you would like to request a home energy audit or have any questions please feel free to contact us.