Crawl Space Insulation
Preparing the area for crawl space insulation is by far the best way to protect your investments.
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Crawl Space Insulation
Though typically not seen or thought about, crawl spaces are an important component to the home. The ability to repair plumbing, electrical wiring, and heating and cooling systems without having to dig is one of the crawlspace’s many uses. However, crawl spaces can leave the home vulnerable to temperature leaks and can often befit from being properly insulated.
When properly sealed, the crawlspace may act as a barrier between wet earth and the wood parts of a home or building, protecting against radon. A properly sealed and insulated crawl space will preserve your homes temperature and protect against mold and dampness.
Crawl Space Insulation Benefits
Properly sealing a crawl space and adding insulation helps to protect against mold which easily grows in these areas. It also immediately preserves the homes heating and cooling by not allowing temperature leaks through the crawl space.
One of the main benefits of adding insulation to your crawl space is the peace of mind that comes with it. Knowing that the area is sealed and that there are no temperature leaks gives you confidence that your home will stay your desired temperature while expending less energy.
Indoor air quality may be impacted by crawl space insulation. If your home is not well insulated, external pollutants may penetrate inside, gradually lowering the quality of the air. Crawl Space Insulation can protect against this, offering cleaner indoor air quality.
Crawl space insulation cost depends on the square footage of the space needing to be filled. However, consider that your home or business may lose up to 84% of its heat over the winter if not properly insulated.
You can only imagine the amount of money you would spend on electricity your home was not properly insulated. One of the spaces that is most often overlooked is the crawlspace.
According to BCHydro each year, customers lose 10% of their heat due to insufficient insulation. Temperature fluctuations increase the cost of maintaining your HVAC system and accelerate its deterioration. As a result, insulation in the crawl space significantly reduces how much weather variations affect your home, further saving you money by having to replace it sooner than necessary. Overall, insulation in any area of your home will cut down on your energy expenditure, however crawl space insulation is an area that is most often overlooked.
Vapor barriers placed on the crawlspace insulation’s face have the added benefit of preventing moisture buildup. Vapor barriers are used to delay or prevent the passage of water vapor into a wall, ceiling, or floor during the chilly winter. They are often comprised of a thin film such as polyethylene.
Crawl spaces in newer homes are frequently enclosed, and in other cases, vented crawl rooms have been sealed after construction.
It is not necessary to insulate individual ducts and pipes in this sort of low space since insulation may be put continuously along the stone walls. Because it includes the access room into the primary thermal envelope of the home, this approach also aids in maintaining the temperature in your home.
Furring strips are used to apply blanket insulation in crawlspaces and keep it in place. Insulation shall reach two feet (.6 m) from the wall along the crawl space floor and cover the whole inner surface of the walls.