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Basement Finishing Questions

What is your opinion on wood vs metal studs as well as rolled insulation vs foam board/blown in foam insulation in a basement finishing project. 


In a basement that is likely to experience higher humidity, if not higher active moisture, steel studs for framing are a great alternative since they cannot be consumed by molds and mildew.

They are lightweight, non-load bearing and fastened with screws and rivets. They are typically at a similar price-point to good quality wood, though a professional more

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You are looking for information on basement finishing systems that are pre-finished and easily installed.

We have talked about a few of these over the years. Owens Corning – think “pink” insulation – has had such a system for years.

Most of these are panelized sysems that have pre-finished and washable surfaces that are resistant to organics such as mold. Most also have an insulation value when applied and can be more

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Basement Finishing on a Budget

Name: Ana

City: Ann Arbor

Question: Our basement is very dark, it was finished in dark paneling and drop ceiling tiles with three square light boxes. We are hoping to re-do the ceiling and make it much brighter. What are your suggestions? We want to do it fairly economically but attractively.

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How to “lighten” up your finished basement on a tight more

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