Your home needs crawlspace insulation to help reduce heating and cooling costs all year-round. A crawlspace that doesn't have any kind of heat barrier or liner installed will allow heat to escape during the winter and cool air to get out during the summer. This causes your HVAC units to work extra hard to compensate for the air loss. Also, crawlspace insulation can help to keep moisture out.
A great deal of homes that are constructed over a crawlspace often experience moisture related problems as a result of area surroundings. Naturally, when moisture mixes with wood it produces a recipe for mold and even pest infestation, often leading to the destruction of a house. Since indoor airflow naturally rises, using a vapor barrier and crawlspace dehumidifier in the crawlspace can considerably reduce the amount of moisture and soil gas present. This may help reduce the risk for:
- Mold & Mildew Development
- Rotting of Wood
- Floor Joist Deterioration
- Higher Energy Bills Each Month
- Musty Odors
- Bug Infestation
- Worsened Allergies
- Poor Indoor Air Quality
Water spreads through the entire crawlspace through the soil around the house, from any number of plumbing problems or through moisture getting in the crawlspace vents. What results is a transformation from a crawl space to an actual breeding ground for mice, rats, snakes along with other creatures residing in the moist, dark environment. Now bear in mind, heat rises through your home leaving through the upper levels and therefore, crawl space air is wrenched up into your home together with it. As the heat increases, there is nothing to stop the humidity, mold spores, dust mite waste, and smells coming up with it.
Crawlspace Insulation Installation
Frontier Basement Systems offers cost-effective crawlspace insulation installation for the following types of crawlspace products:
Frontier basement System's crawlspace heat barriers may be used to make this area beneath your home much more energy-efficient. The crawlspace heat barrier is installed on the walls and floors of your crawlspace. It helps to stop moisture from getting into your crawlspace, and thus, creating water damage to the wooden support structure of your house. Protect your house and lower your energy bills with a crawlspace heat barrier.
Frontier Basement Systems also provides a crawlspace insulation system which was designed with irregular, rough crawlspace floors in mind. The insulation system is made up of a foam and liner barrier. This specially-engineered crawlspace insulation offers a padded and puncture-resistant, tough insulating material for your crawlspace walls and flooring. Keep your crawlspace free of moisture with a crawlspace foam and liner insulating barrier.
Insulating a vented crawlspace is a challenging situation. Insulation will not keep humid summer air and chilly winter air away from your floorboards; most popular insulation vapor barriers will permit moisture and mold to saturate through the materials, weighing it down and triggering it to crumple onto the flooring.
This is because the majority of building contractors and homeowners will lay out a really slim, non fire-retardant 4 or 6-mil plastic liner which does very little because air can certainly still enter from crawl space doors, vents, pipes or any other permeable spaces. In addition, most common vapor barriers will either be fastened by a seal tape or even be stapled to the wall structure. The problem with this is the fact that in one situation it defeats the intention of a liner by injecting holes into it and the other results in a rumpled-looking effect in the crawl space, rather than utilizing an adhesive liner which not just offers longer duration, but also looks substantially cleaner and tidier. The crawlspace vapor barrier has to take good care of all areas, including the foundation walls and piers.
Please call us at 866-682-4420 or fill out our online contact form to learn more about crawlspace insulation from Frontier Basement Systems.