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niekamdt
Basement Insulation question
niekamdt

I will be finishing my basement and was wanting tips for insulating the walls. Is there a difference between the white polystyrene foam board and the pink or blue board? I am going to use 2" board. There is a slight difference in R value and a large difference in price. Any help is appreciated.

dj1
Re: Basement Insulation question
dj1

White foam insulation is the cheapest with a lower R value. More common is the pink or blue, with slightly higher R value than white.

Before you start, you have to check and see if you have a moisture problem. Insulating a moisture ridden basement is a recipe for disaster later.

bill
Re: Basement Insulation question
bill

In canada we have to stop the insulation about two feet before the floor. this is to allow a certain amount of heat to keep the footing above freezing. Depending where you live you might do the same thing. I would like to hear comments from others if they do this also.

Bill

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