Your foundation is an area that typically leaks air since it is right off the ground. Currently, your rim joist insulation may not be up to par if it is stuffed with fiberglass that easily allows air to pass through. Or, your home may not have any insulation in the rim joist area which is even worse for your comfort and energy bills.
Symptoms of a Poorly Insulated Rim Joist
If your rim joist isn’t insulated properly, you could experience cold floors or a chilly basement. If pipes and ductwork run through the foundation, which most do, leaking air would make this area cold in the winter and possibly aid in freezing your pipes. The colder air will also force your HVAC system to work harder, resulting in higher energy bills.
Insulating Your Foundation Area
Spraying your rim joist with Icynene foam insulation will properly insulate and air seal your foundation, greatly reducing the air leaks that cause cold floors and high energy bills.
Your rim joist is one of the most cost effective areas of your home to insulate, and is even less when installed at the same time as your attic.
If we are insulating your crawl space, the rim joist is included in the scope of the work as well.
Say “NO” to Cold Feet, and Schedule An Estimate Today
Learn more about the cost of insulating the rim joist, and for a free in-home estimate, please fill out the form on this page or call us at 866-900-3626.