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I took down the old paneling in the basement. Should I insulate the walls before I put new paneling up? Before, there was foamboard.

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 04, 2012 02:14 AM
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I'm trying to keep the cost way down.



Foamboard functions to insulate the space only. If you have water issues in the basement, the foamboard will not fix it, so if you want to save all the money you can, then don't put it in.

But if you can afford the $1/ sq. ft. for a proper 3" of polystyrene insulation board, you will notice a nice regulation of temperature, keeping it warmer in the winter. Also think about the fact that insulation in this area will help your house above stay warmer in the wintertime as well.

Good luck.




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