When it comes to insulation, your crawl space and your basement floor are the areas of your home that need the most attention. Crawl spaces are shallow structures installed directly into the dirt under your home. As such, they tend to soak up the natural cold of the earth around your home and transfer it to the air in your crawl space.
If you have utilities in your crawl space such as your water heater, furnace, or hot water pipes, your energy bills will suffer. The fluctuation in temperature will force your heating and air conditioning systems to work harder, causing your energy costs to rise. For your crawl space insulation to perform like it should, it’s essential to install the right type of insulation, the right amount of insulation, and use the correct installation technique.
At Lamunyon Restoration, we can improve the condition of your crawl space and the living space above with products that are durable, long-lasting, and made especially for the crawl space environment. Call us today to get a free estimate in Manhattan, Junction City, Topeka, Abilene, Salina, McPherson, and the nearby areas.
Signs of crawl space insulation problems:
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.
Benefits of insulating your crawl space with rigid foam:
Don’t deal with cold, uncomfortable floors any longer! Contact Lamunyon Restoration today to schedule a free estimate for basement floor insulation or crawl space insulation in Manhattan, Junction City, and areas nearby. We are your trusted insulation company serving North Central Kansas.