Basement Remodel – From a basement renovation or remodeling project it provides an opportunity to assess the current basement insulation materials and possibly update to create a more energy efficient home. The analysis of the presence and thickness of existing insulation in basement ceilings, interior and exterior walls and crawlspaces is the first step. You can access an online tool Department of Energy of the United States to help assess optimal insulation requirements for your particular home.
To determine the type and insulation or R-value of your existing basement remodel insulation, inspect an outer wall with an outlet. After cutting the supply to the power of flipping the power switch located near the electrical panel or fuse box, you can remove the outlet cover with a screwdriver properly adapted to the screws that hold the cover in place. A quick look inside the wall with a flashlight will help you determine what insulation is there and how thick it is.
A small piece of insulation found any can be removed and set aside for identification and evaluation. The discovery process should include basement remodel ceilings, perimeter foundation walls. Samples of insulation to your hardware or home improvement local store can be correctly identified by a construction professional.