Do you have a dark, dreary, and uninviting basement and wonder if finishing it is a good investment? It is!
The more livable you make the basement, the more value you’re adding to your home. And, if you enjoy DIY projects, you can save a lot of money by insulating the space yourself with InSoFast engineered continuous insulation panels.
Watch Ed and Dean from InSoFast in this video to see how easy the installation was after they prepped the basement walls, organized their supplies and used a dry stacking method to pre-determine the layout and cuts before adhering the panels to the walls.
Our UX 2.0 Panel is 2-inches thick, comes in 2-foot x 4-foot panels, has a continuous R-value of 8.5, embedded studs, rot-resistant framing, drainage channels, built-in electrical raceways, and a simple, stackable interlocking design that make it exceptionally cost-effective for base-level code requirements. (If your basement needs waterproofing, it must be done before InSoFast is installed.)
If you need a solution that goes beyond base-level, our EXi 2.5 Panel is 2 ½-inches thick and has a continuous R-value of 10 that outperforms traditionally framed R-15 batt walls. Tighter interlocks and recessed studs keep the EXi barrier truer and straighter, enabling it to bridge over cups, bows and other irregularities in concrete basement walls.
Most homeowners want to finish their basements because they need the extra space. The mechanicals, foundation and exterior walls are already in place, so a basement remodeling project is about one-third the cost of adding on to the home.
According to real estate agents and appraisers across the U.S., finishing a basement will give you a return of 70% to 75% of your investment, on average.
If you plan to sell in the future, a basement with rusty windows, dark corners and signs of moisture and mildew may make your home unsellable. On the other hand, you have the potential of selling at a higher price point when the house next door is just like yours but lacks a dry, comfortable basement with lots of usable space.
Finishing a basement is a good investment, especially when compared to other remodeling projects. With InSoFast EPS foam insulation panels and some sweat equity, you and your family could be enjoying what lies beneath by the end of the weekend! Call us today to get started.