Crawl Space Insulation: How do I know if my home is insulated correctly?
Crawl space insulation is one of the most important home improvement projects you can undertake. Crawl spaces are where many homeowners neglect to insulate, but they should not be forgotten. Crawl spaces have a significant impact on your energy bills and comfort levels in your home.
How do I know if my home is insulated correctly?
To meet the standards for crawl space insulation, make sure you check all three criteria below:
1) The correct amount of insulation;
2) The correct type of insulation;
3) The correct installation technique. And these apply to crawl spaces, too, not just attics and basements! We constantly check all three criteria at A1 Home Insulation to ensure you have the best crawl space insulation.
How Does Crawl Space Insulation Improve Comfort In The Home?
Crawl spaces can be uncomfortable to live in due to the large temperature swings. This affects the overall temperature in the house. Crawl space insulation helps reduce these changes and makes your home more comfortable with lower energy bills.
What Is The Best Material For Crawl Space Insulation?
Most homes come with fiberglass batts insulation in the crawl spaces. This doesn’t seem right and can easily lead to moisture absorption resulting in mold and mildew buildup. There’s no telling how much devastation this can be to health and property if unattended to. Not to mention the fact that your cooling system will not work correctly, resulting in energy inefficiency and high energy bills.
The best material to use in your crawl spaces is rigid foam boards. Some reasons why rigid foam boards are the best for crawl spaces include:
Rigid foam will not be damaged by moisture. This eliminates the possibility of mold and mildew growth in the crawl space.
Rigid foam will retain its R-value. This gives you longer-lasting insulation, and a better overall home energy efficiency as the cool air or heat that enters the crawl space will be enveloped within the home.
Crawl spaces are never touched by the sun, so it’s best to use reflective insulation.
The crawl space is not a sealed area, and there will be some air leakage. Rigid foam boards allow for less air leakage, which reduces moisture in your home.
Most companies prefer rigid foam boards because they can take up any slack from wood that may not be completely sealed or nailed.
At A1 Home Insulation, we employ the best products in all our installations to ensure that your home has the maximum insulation possible and for as long as possible. Before installing any insulation, we always check to ensure the products and services we deliver will bring you the most comfort.