Posted by Boy Adelaide on Saturday, 9 November, 2019 04:42:17
It's not uncommon for homes to have exposed fiberglass insulation in the basement or attic. Pink, fluffy batts wedged tightly between studs, rafters, and joists insulate the space against exterior temperature changes.
I'M STILL INTERESTED IN HOW TO INSULATE A BASEMENT CEILING. If you'd still prefer to insulate your basement ceiling, or even insulate your ceiling and your walls, be prepared to do some serious work. Start with moving batts of insulation around the pipes and wires and staple them to the lower edges of the joists.
Many houses have basement insulation in the form of fiberglass batts that are installed between basement ceiling joists. But this insulation does nothing to make your basement more comfortable and energy efficient. The other limitation of fiberglass insulation is that it can't stop air leakage that causes comfort, energy and moisture problems.
My new house has an unheated basement ( typically 5-8 degrees less than living space) with exposed fiberglass insulation between the ceiling I-beams. The concrete walls are not insulated. I do not plan to "finish" the basement but would like to put some exercise equipment down there, and am concerned by the potential health risk from inhaling FG fibers.
For up to 1 foot thick layer of fiberglass, wool and cellulose insulation only. Additional precautions, steps and costs for asbestos insulation are NOT included. Material cost includes dump fee. Cost to Install Batt Ceiling Insulation - Notes and General Information.
Part 1 of an Owens Corning instructional video which shows the proper techniques for installing batts in exterior walls. Highlights the correct way by showing both the wrong way and the right way