Basement Box Sill Insulation in Madison, WI and Surrounding Areas
Expand Your Living Space by Insulating Your Basement Box Sills
Rockweiler Insulation provides basement box sill insulation services in Madison, WI and the surrounding areas. If you are not taking advantage of your basement’s living space, you are selling your home short. Many homeowners avoid their basement because it gets cold during the winter. Proper box sill basement insulation increases the comfort of your home’s main level, helps manage your basement’s temperature, and maximizes your home’s living area. Contact us today to learn more.
What to Do with Those Box Sills? Insulate!
Our team specializes in basement sill box insulation to prevent cold air infiltration and help you expand your living space. Because they are located below ground, basements are naturally cold and damp. Poorly insulated basement box sills add to the problem, making space feel even colder. A cold basement can affect the temperature of your home’s first floor. It can also put a strain on any mechanical components in your basement, such as your HVAC system. Insulating your basement box sills can make your basement more comfortable for your family.
Box sills are located around the edge of the basement ceiling where joists meet the wall of the basement. This is one of the thinnest points in a home’s exterior. With little protection from the outside air temperatures, box sills can dramatically affect the temperature in a basement.
Many installers place fiberglass batt insulation in a box sill to insulate the area, a technique that meets local building codes. Although this insulates box sills, it does not seal the many air leaks that are found around box sills. We recommend using spray foam insulation as the best way to insulate box sills to insulate and air seal this area. Spray foam insulation adds thermal protection and seals air leaks in one step.
Benefits of Basement Box Sill Insulation
Box sill basement insulation makes your basement more comfortable and can add to your home’s living space. While this is an important benefit of insulating basement box sills, it is far from the only one. Homeowners and builders who opt for box sill basement insulation in Madison, WI and the surrounding areas benefit from:
- Warmer Floors – With reduced cold air infiltration, the floor of your home’s main level will be warmer and more comfortable for your feet.
- Lower Heating Bills – Limiting air penetration will prevent heat loss from your basement and improve your home’s energy efficiency.
- Durability – Insulating your basement box sills helps protect them from temperature-induced condensation.
- Pest Control – Air sealing and insulation can help prevent insect and other pest infestations in your basement.
Contact Rockweiler Insulation Today
Do not let the cold air deter you from venturing into your basement. Rockweiler Insulation offers high quality basement box sill insulation services for homeowners and builders throughout the Madison, WI area. Contact us today for a free estimate.