Insulating Your Home’s Crawl Space
If you need to insulate your home’s crawl space, our closed-cell Pro Grade Spray Foam is a lasting and effective option. Oru crawl space insulation contractors have the experience and tools needed to complete your home’s insulation project properly.
A home’s crawl space is a valuable convenience, as it allows homeowners and maintenance workers easy access to substructures, pipes and other areas that would be costly and destructive to access. However, if your crawl space is not insulated properly, this ease of access could be causing higher rates on your utility bills. The insulation experts at Pro Home Improvement can help ensure that your crawl space is not eating up your budget.
Why insulate my crawl space?
Crawl spaces can contribute to a number of problems in a home. One of the most harmful issues is that they can be ideal breeding grounds for mold and mildew. When the air in the home above warms, it can draw air, along with mold spores and other pollutants, into the home’s living area. This can aggravate any breathing problems family members might have.
A poorly insulated crawl space can also contribute to higher energy costs. In the winter, cold air can collect in the crawl space. When you increase the temperature in the living area above, a chimney effect can move the cool air up. Conversely, in the summertime, cool air can sink into the crawl space, making it more expensive to keep the home’s temperature at the desired level.
Why use Closed-Cell Spray Foam?
One of the best ways to combat the two main problems generated by a crawl space is to have a closed-cell spray foam insulation product applied by a professional insulation contractor. This type of insulation forms a moisture barrier that is not conducive to the growth of mold. Eliminating mold also discourages the insects that use mold as a food source. Although filling the entire crawl space with insulation would defeat the purpose of having a crawl space, a professional installer, such as Pro Home Improvement, can apply foam insulation in the areas where it will provide the greatest benefit.
This foam also works to close up areas where air can pass through and negatively affect the temperature inside your home. This type of insulation expands as it is sprayed onto the walls of the crawl space and the rafters of your floor boards. As it expands it creates a seal that limits the conduction or heat transfer of your home. This seal helps to trap heat inside the home in colder months insulation and ease the burden on your AC when the external temperature is too much to bear!
What is closed-cell spray foam?
Our Pro Grade closed-cell spray foam is created from renewable oils and also incorporates recycled plastic bottles. With an R-value of 7.4 per inch, many homeowners report that a single application of this insulant results in an energy savings of up to 50 percent. In addition to reducing dust and other air pollutants this spray foam can also provide excellent insulation against sound and air leaks.
What Should I Expect During Installation?
All in all, the process of having spray foam insulation installed does not take long. However, due to the toxic nature of some of the fumes created while the spray foam is expanding you must leave your home vacant for at least 24 hours from the time the installation is finished.
Do your crawl space insulation contractors offer services near me?
Pro Home Improvement’s offices are near Detroit, MI and we regularly provide crawl space insulation services to residents all over Metro Detroit. From Ann Arbor all the way up to Flint, we have proven ourselves as the best local insulation contractors.
For more information or to ask one of our insulation experts for an estimate, please call us at 888-PRO-1998 (888-776-1998).