Basements are an important space in today's homes. Proper insulation is important to make your basement comfortable, protect your home from heat loss and prevent moisture. Knowing about basement insulation will help you maintain your home. Take this quiz to see how good is your knowledge of insulating basement walls.
How many ways are there to insulate a basement?
If insulation is improperly installed from the inside, what problems may occur?
What is the most cost effective way to insulate an existing home's basement?
from the outside
from the middle
from the inside
In your area, who should you contact to find out about the building codes for insulation?
How do you determine the proper R-value (thermal resistance) for your basement's insulation?
International Energy Conservation Code
In the U.S. how many R-value zones are there?
What is the R-value for most of the country?
R-2 to R-4
R-4 to R-7
R-5 to R-10
The colder the climate, the _________ the R-value needed.
What is the most common type of insulation?
rigid foam board
Which insulation is usually less costly than the other choices?
rigid foam board
How is loose-fill insulation installed?
What may happen if the insulation is not properly installed?
The thermal performance of the insulation may be less than expected.
The thermal performance of the insulation will be more than expected.
The installation will not effect performance of the insulation.
What may happen if the basement's airflow is restricted?
What is a primary benefit of basement wall insulation?
energy cost savings
decrease home's value
What may be used as a vapor barrier?
What are common ingredients in loose-fill insulation?
Which type of loose-fill insulation is the most efficient?
Many years ago, what type of flooring was found in the cellar?
Why are uninsulated basements usually cool and damp?
below ground level
at ground level
above ground level
Why may a dust mask or respirator be needed when installing insulation?