Crawl Space Insulation
Crawl spaces offer a valuable alternative to basements, and offer significant storage possibilities, but they’re also an area that many property owners neglect. Out of sight, out of mind? Not if you want to keep your property in top condition, and in doing so, save money every year. Without doubting their value, it’s clear that crawl spaces can suffer from lots of problems – moisture, dust and dirt, and pests, amongst other things. By investing in crawl space insulation, and showing some attention to that unloved part of your property, you can enjoy multiple benefits that’ll make you wonder why you ever neglected the space.
Dust and dirt often find a home in crawl spaces, and their accumulation can have meaningful consequences on you and your property. For one, it’s possible that you’re transporting this material into the air in your house if your ventilation ducts and piping runs through the crawl space, and isn’t properly sealed. This can lead to breathing related health issues. Moreover, dust and dirt can act as a medium for moisture to build up, increasing the likelihood of mold and fungi infestations. This can obviously have an effect on your building, as well as your health. Crawl space insulation ensures the air you’re breathing will be much cleaner.
Crawl spaces can also act as a vehicle for the introduction of pests into your home. Rodents like mice and rats, as well as insects, such as termites and cockroaches, can infest a crawl space. This can lead to them spreading throughout your home, but even if they don’t, the damage they can do is palpable. Our foam insulation service is one of the ways you can protect your crawl space from pests, as it provides an air and moisture seal that plugs even the tiniest holes. But of course, we offer multiple other insulation options that you can discuss with our customer service agents.
Whilst many types of insulation can keep heat in your property, crawl space insulation might be unique in that it provides temperature regulation within your home. It isn’t unusual for homes to suffer from uneven temperatures, room to room, depending on if they’re above the crawl space. Colder rooms and floors suggest the existence of a draft, and by insulating the area underneath, you negate this effect. Foam board insulation could be the solution, as it doesn’t absorb moisture, and severely limits airflow too. Our certified team can help you decide on the best solution for you.
Some experts consider the crawl space the largest opportunity to save energy in your home, second only to attic insulation. Proper insulation helps keep your crawl space moisture free, limits drafts and heat loss, as well as bolstering the efficiency of your property’s heating and cooling systems. The dollars saved speak for themselves, you’ll be delighted with the investment you’ve made when it returns to you many times over, across the years (and that’s without considering the fact you won’t be needing to call pest control anymore!).