Crawl Space Insulation
If there’s one room or area of a home that tends to get overlooked by homeowners when it comes to insulation, it’s the crawl space. This is a major issue, however, because air leakages in the crawl space can lead to an overall energy loss in the home. This can also result in cold floors in other areas of the home and other issues.
Simply put, overlooking insulation in the crawl space of your home is going to cause your home to be less energy efficient, and it’s also going to increase your bills to go up each month as well.
San Antonio Spray Foam Professionals specializes in many things, one of which is adding, maintaining, or improving insulation in crawl spaces. Doing so will help create an efficient and clean space to make your home more comfortable than it already is.
Many homes already have insulated crawl spaces, but the problem is that many of those crawl spaces have the incorrect kind of insulation. Poorly insulated crawl spaces will be damp, which causes the wood to rot and mold to grow. This can spread diseases in the air that will travel to the rest of your house and cause health problems, especially if anyone in your family have weakened respiratory systems.
This is because many crawl spaces are insulated with fiberglass batts in between the overhead joists. Unfortunately, this is hardly sufficient for properly insulating a crawl space. Fiberglass insulation will often absorb moisture, which is why they have a lower R-value. Eventually, it just may fall completely out of place, which would of course render it totally ineffective.
Here at San Antonio Spray Foam Insulation, we will fix this to you by using a more rigid kind of spray foam for the interior of your crawl space. This more rigid spray foam will not absorb moisture, which means that it will not lose its R value or encourage any kind of mold or mildew growth at all. As a result, it will not compress or fall out of place, which ensure that you get much longer protection.
We will apply the insulation against the foundation wall. Doing so will ensure that any and all rooms located above the crawl space will be more comfortable and with warmer floors, which will also help you to save on overall energy costs.
We also recommend adding drainage matting to the interior of your crawl spaces to further help with insulation. Even though insulating the walls will definitely be a much bigger priority, floor insulation can still be a necessary improvement for several reasons: it prevents mold and lowers your energy costs.
If you don’t have the tools or expertise to insulate your crawl space, don’t hesitate to give San Antonio Spray Foam Pros a call.