Insulation For Basement Ceiing Sub Flooring - Insulation - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum

Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Insulation


Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-11-2012, 02:05 PM   #1
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 1
Rewards Points: 10

insulation for basement ceiing sub flooring

Is there any heat or cooling gain through the basement sub floor. j


enviroair is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2012, 06:29 PM   #2
Exterior Construction
Windows on Wash's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Washington DC Metro Area (VA, MD, DC)
Posts: 16,158
Rewards Points: 5,250
Blog Entries: 5

Depends on depth, frostline, location, etc.

The reality is there are a host of locations to fix prior to that in most homes.


Windows on Wash is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2012, 01:33 AM   #3
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Fairbanks, AK
Posts: 1,893
Rewards Points: 1,092

Heat goes to cold. If one room is colder than the other, heat goes to the colder one. How much heat is lost, and whether or not it is economical to insulate, is all in the numbers. You should at least do an online heat loss calc (free) to get a rough idea of how expensive the cold room is now, and then you can better determine what to do. In general, if you are dumping heat into a cold room that you don't want cold, insulate around the cold room. If you want the room cold, then insulate between the warm and cold room (if it won't get too cold). That is all "imo".
jklingel is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Basement Exterior Above Grade Insulation purpasadu Building & Construction 6 02-28-2012 04:42 PM
Blown in insulation for un-insulated attic Cubey Insulation 10 10-19-2011 07:08 PM
Garage Insulation yamster Insulation 0 07-01-2011 01:30 PM
How hard to install insulation yourself? techprincesse Building & Construction 26 10-17-2009 09:57 AM
Installing engineered flooring in the Philippines Flt_Simulation Flooring 15 07-21-2009 08:00 PM

Top of Page | View New Posts


Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1