In this video, Dr. Energy Saver solves home comfort problems caused by an unsealed, uninsulated crawl space. Watch to see how to make your crawl space more energy efficient!
The crawl space is typically an area of the home that can be used for storage. However, unfinished and dirt floored crawl spaces can become more of a problem to the home than an actual storage room. Unfinished crawl spaces can be the cause of large spikes in your energy bills and can be distributing unhealthy (moldy) air all throughout your home.
Dr. Energy Saver by Keith Trembley Home Solutions is here to help! We combat these typical problems of the crawl space by installing crawl space insulation to reduce both humidity and moisture conditions. Contact us today for a free crawl space insulation estimate or find out more about our home insulation services.
Save now but pay later. Fiberglass batt insulation is inexpensive. But it doesn’t perform well or last long when installed between crawl space joists.
The old-fashioned way to insulate a crawl space was to install fiberglass batt insulation between joists and vent the crawl space so outside air could circulate beneath the house.
Unfortunately, this combination usually leads to the problems listed above. Fiberglass insulation doesn’t respond well to the moist conditions that can be found in a crawl space.
The cotton-like material absorbs moisture, gets soggy, compresses and loses R-value. Fiberglass batts often end up on the crawl space floor in a soggy mess. The main advantage of fiberglass insulation –low cost—is totally negated when the material ceases to perform its main function.
Looking good & lasting long. Rigid foam insulation can’t be damaged by moisture and won’t degrade in appearance or R-value over time. In a crawl space, it’s usually installed against the interior face of foundation walls.
Rigid foam insulation performs much better than fiberglass in a crawl space. This type of insulation is manufactured in panels of different thicknesses. Installers cut the panels to fit against the interior face of crawl space foundation walls. Panels are secured with adhesive or mechanical fasteners.
We typically insulate crawl space walls with
foam board insulation. This brings the crawl space inside the building envelope, which improves overall home energy performance. This will also help make rooms above the crawl space more comfortable and can help lower heating and cooling bills.
Although rigid foam insulation costs more than fiberglass insulation, it’s less expensive when you consider that you’ll never have to clean up or redo a mess of damaged, ineffective installation. Rigid foam will deliver the same performance and benefits in 15 years as it does on day #1.
Top performance. Covering the crawl space floor with TerraBlock™ insulation creates a durable thermal and moisture barrier.
Does your crawl space need insulation on the floor as well as on the walls? TerraBlock™ insulation has what it takes to handle tough crawl space conditions. It’s made from a special type of rigid foam insulation that is flexible enough to install over rough, irregular crawl space floors. Faced on both sides with durable vinyl, TerraBlock™ insulation has excellent puncture and abrasion resistance.
In addition to providing extra insulation value, TerraBlock™ creates a clean, comfortable floor for homeowners and service pros who need to move around in the crawl space.
Call 1-888-395-5538 or contact us online to schedule a free estimate for basement or crawl space insulation in Waterville, Bangor, Portland, South Portland, Augusta, Brunswick, Biddeford, Scarborough, Westbrook, Saco, and the nearby areas. Dr. Energy Saver by Keith Trembley Home Solutions is your trusted insulation company serving Central Maine.
We also offer a comprehensive home energy audit, which we use to fully diagnose the causes of your home's energy issues.