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, 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.
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. 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.
For crawl spaces, we use a spray foam that not only provides a high performance but is also ecologically friendly. Our source includes renewable oils in the foam and incorporates recycled plastic bottles in the packaging as well. For more information or to ask one of our insulation experts for an estimate, please call us at 888-PRO-1998 (888-776-1998).
Other Types of Insulation We Offer…
- Cellulose Insulation - A Pro Home Improvement installation expert will perform a free evaluation to ensure that this type of insulation will best suit your specific home's requirements. Both older and newer homes typically prove excellent candidates for our exclusive "Pro Grade" Stabilized Cellulose Insulation. This insulation will reap considerable savings for the customer, and the full cost of installation is usually compensated in as little as a year or two. Pro Grade insulation is simply a wise investment for any homeowner seeking to live more economically.
- Injection Foam Insulation - Tripolymer injection wall foam is a safe and incredibly durable option for your home. Tripolymer is non-toxic, eco-friendly, and formaldehyde-free and is the same material used in everyday items, such as billiard balls. Homeowners can also rest assured that this material is water-soluble and free of dangerous emissions. Tripolymer foam is gentle on walls and will be fully expanded at the time of installation, so there is no risk of unforeseen expansion or other unpredictable behaviors that could weaken your home's infrastructure. Best of all, the installation process is managed by complete professionals in their field, which guarantees top-quality, expert workmanship for your home.
- Spray Foam Insulation -
Having your home at a comfortable temperature regardless of the season is probably quite important to you. However, in these days of rising energy costs, many homeowners are finding it is too expensive to keep their homes warm enough in the winter and cool enough in the summer. Michigan residents often feel particularly challenged when confronted with harsh winters and blistering summer heat. One of the most effective tools in a homeowner's battle with the weather is proper insulation.