Skip to main content

Basements Frequently Asked Questions


Everything you need to know

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.
It's easy. Just call 1-800-BASEMENT™ or click here to find the Certified Installer nearest you.
To assure optimum results, it is offered and installed by our Basement Finishing System™ certified professionals.
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.
The Basement Finishing System™ panels are moisture-resistant to accommodate high-humidity environments, but cannot correct an existing water problem in your basement.
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.
Our system has an R value of R-11 or R-18 depending on your local code requriments. “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!
Yes. It is imperative that you have easy access to your foundation walls in the event of a pipe leak, electrical problem or foundation issue The Basement Finishing System™ provides easy access with removable walls and trim components.
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**.
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®.
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.

Have a question but not seeing the answer? Ask Us


Even though we’re a global company, we’re always ready to answer your questions. Call to speak with an Owens Corning representative so you can start your project right away.