Basement Insulation Services
Having proper basement insulation is one of the best things that you can can do to fortify your home. This is because it provides a dry and healthy living area for you and your family. A dry, insulated basement is important because it makes your home less prone to moisture intrusion, mold and mildew growth, structural damage, pest activity, and more
Insulation also helps to make your home more energy-efficient. In the summer, it helps keep cool air in, and in the winter, helps keep warm air in. This makes your home more comfortable to live in and keeps more of your money in your pocket.
Money is obviously a key thought when it comes to making an improvement in your home. Our focus always is on saving you money. Second to the attic, insulation in the crawlspace and basement has the biggest impact on energy consumption.
Our insulation installation services pay for themselves over time by saving our customers on average 17% on their heating and cooling bills throughout the year. We not only look to insulate your home properly, but to take it a step further and identify any other areas that are commonly missed like foundation cracks and air leaks.
These areas can cause a significant increase in energy costs. It’s also good for the environment! Insulation helps reduce the amount of greenhouse gasses.
Improved Indoor Air Quality
We perform an evaluation of your basement before insulating, as this helps to identify any issues related to indoor air quality. We all care about our family’s health and well-being. When replacing insulation, it helps reduce the flow of harmful air particles into your home—but that’s only half the battle.
We make sure the insulation is not covering up any existing problems with the wood structure such as damp rot, mold, mildew, or fungus. Our inspections include moisture testing to determine if there are any issues that can lead to mold or mildew growth as well to help protect your family and your investment.
Spring and Summer Benefits
Insulation not only helps you during the colder months, it allows your air conditioner to work less over the summer. This, in turn, can help provide a cooler summer. Who doesn’t love that?! By closing off the building envelope to the warm weather and high humidity, you will have an even more enjoyable experience here at the Jersey Shore!
Protect the Value of Your Home
By protecting the health and comfort of your home with insulation, you are simultaneously protecting the value and investment you’ve made into your home. This will not only help protect you from costly repairs down the road, but it will help you if you ever find yourself in the process of selling your home.
Efficient Types of Insulation for the Basement
When it comes time to replacing the insulation in your basement, it is important to consider the current conditions prior to selecting the type of insulation for the installation. That is why we perform a comprehensive 22-point basement evaluation before installation—to help outline the pros and cons of each approach and to outline the various benefits to energy savings, r-value and more.
Mineral Wool Insulation (Rockwool and Roxul Mineral Wool Insulation, other brands available)
Mineral wool insulation is the best insulation option when it comes to insulating your floor (the ceiling of your basement).
Mineral wool insulation offers high R-Value options, with a product that is resistant to moisture. In addition to its moisture resiliency, if the mineral wool insulation comes into contact with moisture, it does not lose R-Value, which occurs with other insulation types.
Mineral wool insulation performs well on its own or can be incorporated with rigid foam board insulation installed in the rim joists and walls of your home.
Benefits of Using Mineral Wool in Comparison to other Insulation Options:
- Mineral wool is moisture resistant. If the insulation comes in contact with moisture, it does not lose retention value (or R-Value).
- It does not promote growth of fungi or mildew due to its moisture resiliency.
- Made from natural and recycled materials and contains no fiberglass.
- Non-combustible and has excellent fire resistance up to 2150 degrees.
- Provides excellent sound absorbency.
- Better fit than fiberglass insulation—the material expands to fit within standard joist sizes.
Depending on your floor joist height, we offer R-23 to R-30 Mineral Wool insulation options for insulating your floor.
Encapsulated Floor Insulation
Encapsulated insulation is an alternative, cost-effective insulation option when insulating your floor. The insulation is installed between the floor joists in the “ceiling” of your crawlspace. This practice closes off the building envelope at the floor of your home.
Encapsulated insulation is fiberglass insulation housed in a vapor retarder to protect your investment from the inherently moist crawlspace environment.
This type of insulation is available in multiple R-Values (Retention Value), ranging from R19-R30 and is available in multiple widths to suit any floor joist configuration.
Rigid Foam Board Insulation
Rigid foam board insulation is moisture resistant and does not lose R-Value when exposed to water.
This type of insulation helps to close the building envelope off where it meets the exterior of the home, and it helps to seal off any minor air leaks on the foundation wall.
Rigid foam board insulation is a great approach for basements prone to water issues.
Basement Insulation Installation by Jersey Shore Crawlspace Enhancement
Here at Jersey Shore Crawlspace, we offer the highest quality of defense against damp basements, energy efficiency, and other issues that can occur in homes with basements. We offer both encapsulated floor insulation and foundation sidewall insulation. Insulating your basement benefits your home because it lowers energy costs and improves your indoor air quality.
Book an Evaluation
Having one of our trained technicians out to your home to ensure there are no issues will benefit you by reducing energy consumption, lowers moisture content, and increases indoor comfort. Prior to insulating, we provide a full evaluation to see if your home has any issues relating to your indoor air quality. Contact us today to book an evaluation!