Basement Finishing and Remodeling
When is comes living space, basements are typically the most under-utilized part of a home. Finishing your basement expands your home - adding features and real value. As you research your options and consider basement finishing ideas, learn why basements are different from the rest of your home, how you can turn your basement into a “dream room”, and how construction materials can impact your remodeled basement for the long-term.
Why Basements Are Different
A Challenging Environment
Just walk down to your basement and you know it immediately - the basement is different than any other area of your home. In general, basements are cooler, more humid and prone to moisture. They also have plumbing and other mechanical equipment that, when covered with drywall, become difficult and costly to access. We knew there had to be a better way to finish the basement.
Meeting The Challenge
With Owens Corning™'s history as a world leader in home building products and experts in building science, it had the resources and knowledge to create a better basement finishing solution. Mold and moisture are big concerns in basements and since Owens Corning™ invented fiberglass insulation, it utilized its expertise to create insulated walls that breathe, won’t trap moisture, and make rooms warm and quiet too! The walls are also designed for easy removal and access to your your home's foundation and plumbing.
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Finishing A Basement is a Cost-Effective Way to Add Living Space
Compared to the expense and hassle of building an addition, finishing your basement is a great value. A 2006 Remodeling Magazine Cost vs. Value Report stated that the average cost per square foot to finish a basement is less than half of that of an addition.
Finishing your basement is not only a good investment that can increase the value of your home; it can also contribute to help reduce your energy costs.* With fluctuating energy prices, finishing your basement can provide great value for your investment.
Look at an unfinished basement as a clean slate that gives you, the homeowner, the opportunity to transform it into the room of your dreams-virtually anything that you desire including a home gym, home office, comfy bedroom, home theater or even a playroom for your children to play in.
Professional Basement Remodeling vs. Do-It-Yourself
One last thing you might be wondering is if you can finish your basement all by yourself. That is definitely an option, but not always the best idea for extensive home projects. There are many advantages to using a professional contractor. A knowledgeable contractor brings the years of experience that your project needs in order to be completed successfully the first time, the know-how to handle the inevitable complications associated with the building process and the attention to detail for all the small things that when overlooked can turn into major problems and cost homeowners a lot of money in the long run. Learn how to choose the right home contractor to finish your basement.
Avoid all the pitfalls, by taking a look at our product, our building process, and visiting our basement finishing blog. When you are ready to take then next step, call an Owens Corning™ Basement Finishing System™ franchisee contractor at 1-888-768-4121 to discuss your project and schedule a FREE, in-home estimate.