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Tell me about The Owens Corning® Basement Finishing System™

The Owens Corning® Basement Finishing System™ is the newest offering from Your Basement Solution, and the one people are most curious about. We thought a quick frequently asked questions blog might help answer some of your questions about this product.

 

Who else installs the Owens Corning® Basement Finishing System™ in the Tri-State?

Your Basement Solution is the only certified professional installer of the Owens Corning Basement Finishing System™ in the Tri-State.

 

What advantages does it have over traditional drywall?

Many. Drywall dents easily, restricts access to your foundation, is damaged by moisture and is subject to mold and rot. The Owens Corning® Basement Finishing System™ helps eliminate these problems, and others. With Owens Corning’s history as a world leader in home building products and experts in building science, it created 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!

 

Will it waterproof my basement?

The Basement Finishing System™ panels are moisture-resistant to accommodate high-humidity environments, but cannot correct an existing water problem in your basement.

 

How long does it take to install?

The Owens Corning® Basement Finishing System™ can be installed in less time and with less mess than traditional drywall. An average basement can be completed in about 2 weeks.

 

What is the R-Value of the product?

Our product has an R value of 11. “R” means thermal resistance to heat flow. Insulation works by helping to keep the heat in your home in the winter and the heat out of your home in the summer – keeping you more comfortable!

 

Will I have access to my foundation walls?

Yes. It is imperative that you have easy access to your foundation walls in the event of a pipe leak or electrical problem. The Basement Finishing System™ provides easy access with removable walls and trim components.

 

Are the materials mold and mildew resistant?

Because of the basement’s unique environment, water damage and moisture are not uncommon and can lead to mold and mildew growth. Exposure to mold and mildew can cause upper respiratory illnesses. All materials used in the Basement Finishing System™ are resistant to mold & mildew.

 

Has the product been independently tested?

Yes. The Basement Finishing System™ has been tested by third party certified labs for flammability, thermal, acoustical, and stability performance as required for listing by International Code Council Evaluation Service, Inc.™ and is building code compliant with the International Residential Code®.

 

Are there acoustic benefits of adding insulation to my basement?

The Basement Finishing System™ features acoustic insulation that delivers up to 95% sound absorption providing good sound quality to your room making your home a peaceful more enjoyable place for everyone.

 

How much does it cost?

Each basement is unique, but compared to other remodeling projects, finishing your basement can be the most cost effective and offers you the greatest return on your investment.

 

How do I get started?

It’s easy. Just call (812) 842-0728 for a free estimate!