As the father of an autistic child, I have been faced with more than a few necessary home modifications projects. Unfortunately, with the high cost of raising a special needs child and my wife's decision to stay home and raise our son, there simply was no room in our budget to hire a contractor to complete these projects for us. Each weekend for nearly a year, I would pick a project to work on. This past month, I finally finished every project on my list. After learning more than I thought I would ever know about home construction and repair, I have a new found appreciation for the skills of general and specialty contractors. That is why I decided to start this blog to pay tribute to the job these contractors do, and help to empower more homeowners to take on the role of a contractor in their home.
If you are going to be finishing out your basement sometime soon, it's a good idea to look into your options for insulating this area of your home. Ideally, you may want to use open cell foam insulation for this purpose. These are some of the top reasons why this can be an ideal improvement to make when finishing out your basement.
It's Great for Soundproofing
First of all, when compared to other types of insulation, open cell foam insulation offers superior soundproofing. This is a great idea if you are planning on using your basement as a home theater or game room since it can help you and your family enjoy improved sound quality while in the basement, and you won't have to worry about those in other parts of the home being bothered by the noise. If you are going to be using your basement as a bedroom or apartment, then the person who will be sleeping there is sure to appreciate the soundproofing, too, since it can block out some of the noise from the areas above.
It'll Help Keep it Comfortable
Heating and cooling a basement can be a bit challenging. For example, simply because of its underground location, the basement can be prone to being quite cold in the winter. If you and your family members are going to be spending a lot of time in the basement — or if someone will be living in the basement — then you might be concerned about both the cost of heating and cooling this space and the comfort levels in this area of the home, even after it's finished out.
Open cell foam insulation can go a long way toward helping with these things. A properly insulated basement won't be as prone to being cold in the winter months, even when the heat isn't running. If you have a heat source in the basement, then you will probably find that the open cell foam insulation will help a lot with containing that heat in the basement.
It Isn't a Food Source for Mold
One reason why you could be thinking about finishing out your basement in the first place could be because that area of your home might be moldy, or you might be concerned that it will be prone to developing mold. With proper waterproofing of your basement and proper insulation, you can help prevent mold in the future. Open cell foam insulation is not considered a food source for mold, so it's a great choice for moisture-prone basements.
Contact a local insulation contractor to learn more about open cell foam insulation.Share
26 February 2021