Insufficient or no insulation in a rim joist could have Michigan homeowners feeling more of the weather outside than they would like.
Signs and Symptoms Your Rim Joist Insulation May Need Updating
Here are a few signs and symptoms that you may need to update your rim joist insulation:
- Cold floors.
- Your basement is colder than it should be.
- If pipes and ductwork run through the foundation, pipes are frozen and cooler air is coming out of the ducts.
- Cold spots on the walls.
- Moisture in the rim joist that leads to mold or mildew growth.
If you are experiencing any of these problems, then it might be time to update the insulation in your rim joist.
The Best Rim Joist Insulation
There are a few insulation material options for the rim joist that all come with their own pros and cons. The more common rim joist insulation materials include spray foam, fiberglass, and foam board.
While some contractors offer a variety of services and materials, others tend to be more specialized in one specific type of insulation. RetroFoam of Michigan has insulated thousands of homes across the lower peninsula over the past 15 years, so we know to fully solve the problems of comfort and high energy bills only spray foam insulation will get the job done.
That is why we are a specialized foam insulation contractor.
Spray foam insulation is a great insulator because it expands to fill every nook and cranny in the rim joist. It also creates an air seal that will keep those outside conditions out of your home where they belong. This will keep your home cool in the summer and warm in the winter, making your home more comfortable and energy efficient.
Rim Joist Insulation Installation
The process of insulating the rim joist in your home is quick and easy.
First if there is currently old fiberglass insulation in the rim joist, a crew will remove the old insulation. They will then ensure any furniture or storage bins are cleared away from the basement walls. If necessary, the crew will then place plastic over the windows and any shelves and storage to make sure they don’t get overspray on them.
Spraying your rim joist with Icynene foam insulation will properly insulate and air seal your foundation. This will also greatly reduce the air leaks that have been contributing to your cold floors and high energy bills.
If we are also insulating your crawl space, the rim joist is included in that scope of work as well.
Rim Joist Spray Foam Insulation Cost
The average cost to insulate a rim joist with spray foam is between $1,150 and $1,500 before discounts and rebates.
The rim joist of your home is one of the most cost-effective areas to insulate, and can cost even less when installed at the same time as your attic.
Additional Rim Joist Insulation Resources
- How Much Does It Cost to Insulate a Rim Joist with Spray Foam? (Prices/Rates/Factors)
- What is the Best Rim Joist Insulation? (Spray Foam vs Fiberglass vs Foam Board)
- Rim Joist Insulation Problems: 5 Things to Watch Out For
Learn More or Request a Free Estimate
Insulating your rim joist can be a big decision for your home. That’s why we have put together a comprehensive learning center that will help homeowners learn more about the benefits of foam insulation as they make an informed decision about their home.
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