How important is basement ceiling insulation?
So I plan on insulating my basement walls. I also plan to insulate and carpet the floor but I wanted to paint my exposed ceiling and not finish it. Will it just be freezing when I try to heat the basement because warm air rises? Will you hear every footstep or hear every sound coming from the basement? On the first floor I have laminate flooring so I’m thinking that will give some insulation. I mean can I put foam board and attach it to bottom of first floor in between joists and paint that? Is there a cheap alternative to somewhat insulate it but not completely finish it? Basically in terms of heat loss how important is insulating a ceiling compared to floors and walls?
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