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Cold Floors? Get Crawl Space Insulation Installed

When was the last time you thoroughly inspected your crawlspace? The quote “out of sight, out of mind” certainly rings true in this case. Like most people, you too might have forgotten about the crawlspace which exists beneath your feet. Not maintaining the crawlspace can have negative consequences for your whole house. A common problem people usually come across is stepping on a chilly floor on a winter morning despite the thermostat operating at full power. This is a clear indication that your home requires crawlspace insulation. The process involves using insulation material to maintain the temperature and quality of air inside the house.

Warm Your Cold Floors With New Insulation

The reason your floors feel cold is because cold air is blowing under your house and you probably don’t have adequate crawl space insulation. With open foundation vents, the cold frigid air can freely blow in under your house. The best way to warm your floors is to seal your foundation vents and insulate the walls of your crawl space.

If you’re tired of having cold floors, click here for a free quote to insulate your crawl space.

Benefits Of Crawl Space Insulation

ENHANCED COMFORT

Depending on the type of insulation you have installed, you will be able to enjoy different benefits from an insulated crawl space. Crawl space insulation eliminates the cold drafty feeling coming through the floors and makes the floors feel much more comfortable to the touch.

If you choose to insulate the walls with Rigid Foam Board Insulation, via crawl space encapsulation, you get to enjoy several other benefits including:

1. Prevent Further Moisture Damage
2. Control Mold & Fungal Growth
3. Save Energy (15-20% Savings)
4. Improve Indoor Air Quality
5. Dry out Floor Framing
6. Helps with Insects
7. Peace of Mind

IMPROVE AIR QUALITY

Both ventilated and unventilated crawlspaces allow moisture, dust, and dirt from entering the space making them a hospitable breeding ground for pests, rodents, mold, and mildew. When this happens, the quality of air inside the house degrades and can give rise to a plethora of health problems. Insulation limits moisture, pollutants, and other allergens from entering the home and thus improves the quality of air inside the house.

The best insulation for air quality is rigid foam board because it does not hold contaminants like fiberglass floor insulation and does not experience “Off-Gassing” like spray foam insulation, which can leave lingering smells for years.

IMPROVE ENERGY EFFICIENCY

When moisture, dust, and dirt enter your house through the crawlspace, the HVAC system of your house has to work harder to compensate for the change in temperature and air quality. Crawlspace insulation prevents this from happening and makes your HVAC units more efficient. This, in turn, will help you in making significant savings on your energy bill.

Our Rigid Foam Board Insulation includes a ‘Radiant-Barrier’ which traps heat in the crawl space lost by the ductwork. This is where you can experience the highest energy savings and allow your HVAC systems to run more efficiently.

Materials Used In Crawl Space Insulation

FIBERGLASS BATT FLOOR INSULATION

When moisture, dust, and dirt enter your house through the crawlspace, the HVAC system of your house has to work harder to compensate for the change in temperature and air quality. Crawlspace insulation prevents this from happening and makes your HVAC units more efficient. This, in turn, will help you in making significant savings on your energy bill.

CLOSED-CELL SPRAY FOAM

Expanding foam is compressed in disposable cans or large containers and sprayed on the areas inside the crawlspaces that need to be insulated. It is expensive and unfortunately, it can leave behind odors, known as ‘Off-Gassing’. This musty smell can linger with the home indefinitely. Also, it’s nearly impossible to remove, which is absolutely necessary if structural repairs are ever needed. For these reasons, we do NOT recommend closed-cell spray foam in crawl spaces.

Rigid Foam Board

Rigid Foam Insulation is installed on crawlspace walls by carefully shaping the 4’x’8′ sheets of foam board and gluing them to the walls. These  insulation panels are made up of a close-cell insulation design. Rigid foam costs comparatively lesser than spray foam and possesses an R-value equivalent to its spray counterpart. It is waterproof and creates a vapor barrier to prevent moisture from entering crawlspaces. It also traps heat lost from the ductwork in the crawl space, leading to energy savings.

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