Green Basement Remodeling in Chicago Suburbs
Make your home more comfortable with an energy-efficient basement
TBF Products are "Greener" than traditional products
- R-15 rigid foam wall insulation is stable, durable & waterproof.
- Insulated basement windows feature maintenance-free vinyl frames and low-e glass.
- Vinyl-faced wallboard is immune to mold & moisture damage; plus it contains 95% recycled content.
- Moisture-proof flooring tile system with interlocking installation eliminates the need for mortar and adhesives.
Remodeling your basement with the Total Basement Finishing (TBF) system is super GREEN! You’ll be gaining extra living space without building an addition that takes up valuable yard space and requires more lumber and energy-intensive building materials (concrete, asphalt shingles, etc.). Our finishing process will make your basement more comfortable and improve your home’s overall energy efficiency.
The materials we use contain recycled content and no hazardous formaldehyde. Our finishing products won’t be damaged by moisture or attract mold. In fact, they easily outlast “off-the-shelf” products that must be replaced when damaged by moisture, mold & hard use. Longevity is another green feature!
Norway Built is a certified installer of the Total Basement Finishing system - green products that will last you a lifetime. We offer free quotes throughout the Illinois area, including Romeoville, Streamwood, Carol Stream, Bartlett, Carpentersville, Lockport, Hanover Park and many areas nearby. Call or e-mail us today to get started!
Protect the environment and create a healthy home
Products like drywall, fiberglass and wood studs become damp and attract mold, therefore the air you breathe will contain microscopic mold spores that can cause a wide range of serious health problems. Tearing out basement materials damaged by mold & moisture adds to the volume of waste we deposit in landfills – another important environmental issue.
The TBF system avoids these problems, which impact health, environmental quality and your finances. That’s why we’re your greenest basement finishing option. Do it once, do it right and do it green with Total Basement Finishing.
Green basement finishing products
We'd like to share with you just a few reasons that our basement finishing system is the greenest system on the market! Click on the images below to learn more.
Total Basement Finishing is a "Green" choice!
Energy Efficient, recyclable, long-lasting, responsible manufacturing: The Total Basement Finishing line of remodeling products is the green basement finishing answer you've been looking for!
To get started with a free estimate, call us or send them an e-mail today! We proudly serve Downers Grove, Naperville, Plainfield and surrounding areas of Illinois.
TBF Wall Panels
EverLast™ Basement Walls include 2 1/2 inches of R-13 closed-cell insulation, saving you up to $400/year on your heating and cooling bills.
Made with HCFC blowing agents, EverLast™ Wall Panel's closed-cell polystyrene insulation is 94% less ozone-depleting than standard CFC blowing agents used in other products. This insulation may be reused for various applications.
The 1/2" hard-panel wallboard consists of 95% certified recycled materials. Together, the insulation and wallboard combine to produce a far greener alternative to hard-to-recycle drywall and fiberglass products used in other basement finishing systems.
All plastic compounds used to create MillCreek laminate flooring have been created with post-consumer products, and their plastic is fully recyclable. It has been tested to have a ozone layer destroying index of 0.
It contains no lead, cadmium, mercury, or formaldehyde in its design. And its waterproof design will never promote rot or mold growth.
MillCreek flooring should outlast several generations of wood basement flooring, saving many generations of wood floor waste from production.
ThermalDry® Tiled Flooring
All plastic compounds used to create ThermalDry® tiled flooring and sub floor matting are created with post-consumer products, and their plastic compounds are fully recyclable.
Installing ThermalDry® floor matting eliminates the need for several generations of wood sub flooring, as it should last many times longer.
Installing ThermalDry® also creates a thermal break on your basement floor, making the surface 8-10 degrees warmer than the cold concrete below.
TBF Drop Ceiling Tiles
TBF Drop Ceiling Tiles create an environmentally friendly alternative to drywall ceiling options-- no known adverse effects on the ecology are known. Unlike traditional tiles that grow mold and sag in the middle, our ceiling tiles have a 30-year no-sag no-mold written warranty.
Drop Ceilings are ideal for the full range of energy-efficient lighting, including fluorescent lighting, halogen lights, LED lighting, and other options.
Our dropped ceilings are installed on a recyclable metal framing in your home that will stay strong for decades to come.
SaniDry™ XP Basement Dehumidifier
This SaniDry™ XP is an ENERGY STAR® rated basement dehumidifier. Capable of removing 110 pints of water from a basement each day, it's three times more efficient than well-known hardware store models.
The SaniDry™ includes an air filtration system that filters particles out as small as 2 microns, keeping your space healthy and clean. An automatic digital on/off feature allows you to set it and forget it.
This basement dehumidifier is powerful enough for ductwork, allowing you to install it in a closet or utility area, where it ducts dry air into your finished space.
EverLast™ Basement Windows
EverLast™ Basement Windows feature an all-vinyl design that will never corrode, need paint, rot, or support mold growth. Their sleek design helps to eliminate energy-wasting drafts often associated with other designs.
These windows have an insulative R-rating of 2.94, making them more than 30% more energy efficient than traditional single-paned, steel-framed basement windows.
Two panes of Low-E glass help to promote solar gain in the winter and limit it in the summer, keeping your basement warm during cold months, and cooler during the summer.