Having a cold basement can prevent you from using your downstairs area to its fullest potential – or even at all. Find out what to do about it!
3 Reasons Why You Might Have a Cold Basement
Having a cold basement can prevent you from using your downstairs area to its fullest potential – or even at all. If you are thinking of finishing or remodeling your basement, don’t let the cold get you down. There’s plenty of reasons for having a cold basement, and fortunately they are all reversible.
1.) Ground Level Cold
It’s cold beneath the earth, and this coldness can invade your basement if you aren’t careful. Using cheap flooring and wall materials can let the cold in more easily, but that is not always the problem. Believe it or not, vents and ducts that are poorly insulated are most often the culprits for an extra cold basement.
If a basement is cold and the air is humid, it can make things feel even chillier than normal. This can also cause condensation and lead to mold and mildew problems if left unchecked.
3.) Basements Are Slow to Heat Up
A basement is the last room in your home to ever get warm. Sometimes it can take months before a basement finally reacts to warmer weather, meaning that your basement is one season behind during most months.
What are Some Cold Basement Solutions?
If you are experiencing a cold basement, check the vents and ducts for poor insulation, install a dehumidifier to keep condensation at a minimum, and use high-quality materials for your walls and floor. If you have a cold basement in Maryland, D.C. or Virginia, contact Basement Masters for a free consultation and an estimate on how much it will cost to warm things up!
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