While most people equate insulation to walls or your attic, your basement and garage can also benefit from ceiling insulation.
Basement Ceiling Insulation
Any time you insulate, you’re making your home more energy efficient and comfortable, but it’s often not a DIY job. To insulate your basement ceiling you’ll have to get around clutters of wires, pipes, and cross bracings before holding the insulation batts still and stapling them. Basement ceiling insulation is largely beneficial for colder climates like Pennsylvania, keeping your pipes warm and making your home more efficient. Despite some studies showing basement ceiling insulation offer few benefits, this process is necessary for basement bedrooms, for soundproofing in the case of a separate apartment or loud equipment used for hobbies – such as musical instruments or power tools, and basement bathrooms or bars. Insulating the ceiling of your basement and covering said insulation with a drop ceiling also has the added benefit of keeping out allergens like dust, mold, and mildew; improving the air quality of the space.
Garage Ceiling Insulation
If you have year-round plans for your garage, insulation makes it comfortable. Depending on your home’s construction, you can use cellulose, fiberglass, mineral wool, or spray foam insulation, giving your garage ceiling insulation more options than basement ceiling insulation. Insulation is yet again a cost-effective way to dampen noise—a crucial bonus for a multi-purpose garage, offering a little distance from the racket of garage band practice, workshop noises, car mechanic work, and more. Additionally, the right insulation can prolong the life of your garage roof, preventing drastic temperature changes that can distort wood and drywall. If you’ve already added insulation to the garage door and walls, insulating the ceiling is an obvious final step to ensure there’s no heat loss anywhere in your home. While it’s true that warm air rises, warm air can still be lost regardless of direction through an un-insulated barrier.
Lehigh Valley Insulation is independently owned and operated insulation company specializing in all home insulation services including basement and garage ceiling insulation. Our home insulation specialists have expert knowledge in air sealing techniques, attic sealing with spray insulation foam, and stopping air from leaking around doors, windows, studs, and more. Call today to ensure your home is professionally insulated to comply with code and save you money this winter!