Basement Insulation advice
I need your advice in deciding whether or not to keep exisitng insulation
my house was built in 1999, I have a basement with Gaurdian Insulation GLF11 R-11 Perforated fiberglass Rolls 48"X78" on the walls, But no stud frames
Now I am planning to finish the basement, Should I put the stud frame and fill any empty space with another kind of insulation OR remove existing insulation and put stud frames and go for R-13 insulation between the studs?
I am kind of confused, I am reading lot of articles from building science consoritum and could not decide on anything
I live in North NJ, I am yet to get the permit.
Appreciate your help in advicing
Re: Basement Insulation advice
As a spray foam contractor, I would highly recommend removing fiberglass from a wall that is likely to be damp or cold and have condensation. I would stud the wall out and spray it with closed cell foam. Foam needs to be protected from fire for safety issues. I would not use an open cell, such as Icynene, on concrete walls because of the moisture issues.
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