I live in an attached house (on both sides). Do I need to insulate my basement?

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I live in an attached house (on both sides). Do I need to insulate my basement?

Asked by DESIREE GARY

I am finishing my basement. Will I have to insulate all my walls?

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Danny Kelly's picture

Yes -- I would insulate all exterior walls.Do not forget about the rim joist above the ceiling of the basement.

If you have conditioned space above your basement, no need to insulate the floor space above.

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