Basements Insulation in Baltimore, MDBasements are big culprits when it comes to air leaks. Basements have little or no protection from air leakage, allowing unconditioned air to infiltrate the home.
By insulating two key basement areas, a homeowner can almost immediately experience increased home comfort and will help reduce their energy bills. These areas are rim joists and box sills.
A rim joist is the final joist that completes the end of the row of joists that support a floor or ceiling. This is the final joist that makes up the floor system of the first floor of the home and runs around the perimeter of the basement ceiling. These joints "rim" the basement and sit on top of the basement wall.
We recommend adding spray foam insulation to insulate and air seal rim joists. Rigid foam board can also be added to insulate rim joists.
Often times a piece of fiberglass batt insulation is cut and placed in this space. Although this insulates the space, adding a fiberglass batt does not seal air leaks. We recommend adding spray foam insulation to insulate and air seal box sills.
We can help make your basement warmer and more energy efficient. Call today for a free estimate!