How to Winterize Your Basement

It’s getting close to that time of year again: Winter. As the fall temperatures begin to slowly creep lower and lower we are reminded that cold weather is just around the corner and with it comes all the challenges of keeping the cold out of your house and keeping the heat in.

A finished basement is a great way to create a stronger and more energy efficient seal around your house so that your utilities do not have to work overtime during the cold months.

The key to properly winterizing your basement is making sure you address the energy loss points, namely windows and doors. If you are considering finishing your basement you don’t want to skip out on upgrading these areas. Energy efficient windows and doors are must haves if you don’t want to break the bank on your utility bills.

Many homeowners like to insulate their basement ceiling to address the problem of heat loss within their home. This is the wrong approach to solving the problem. Once the cold air has gotten into your basement then the damage has already been done.

Most homes with a basement have their utilities in the basement. If they are surrounded by cold air then they will have to work overtime to make up for the energy loss and that will increase your utility bills even more.

A better idea would be to make sure that your walls are insulated within your finished basement. That way your basement not only remains a comfortable environment but your utilities are further protected from the cold air that will try to leak into your house.

A finished basement is key to properly winterizing your home and making it as energy efficient as possible. Call Marvelous Basements today to make sure all your basement problems are taken care of.

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