Crawl Space Insulation Contractors
Insulating Crawl Spaces in the Washington, DC Metro Area (including Virginia & Maryland Suburbs)
Crawl spaces aren't given a lot of thought when we think about the most important features in our home. But without proper crawl space insulation, you can end up with comfort problems throughout your home, and lots of wasted energy – and money. Crawl spaces that have dirt floors or moisture problems end up being cold in the winter and damp in the summer.
Do You Have Crawl Space Insulation Problems?
There are a few telltale signs that your crawl space is poorly insulated:
- The crawl space often feels damp.
- You can see and/or smell mold.
- Any existing insulation has shifted or fallen out of place.
- There are rodents or insects in the crawl space.
- The floor above crawl space is very cold in the winter, and you have to keep the heat constantly running to keep the room above the crawl space comfortable in cold weather.
The Wrong Crawl Space Insulation
Crawl spaces used to be insulated by installing fiberglass batting between the joists in the space. However, fiberglass is not an optimal solution, because it can get soggy with moisture, compress and lose its insulating value. While fiberglass insulation is a cost-effective option, any money saved by using it is lost when the material no longer works.
Use Rigid Foam Panels for Crawl Space Insulation
Rigid foam panels are made at differing thicknesses, and are cut to perfectly fit crawl space walls. They are then secured with mechanical fasteners or adhesives to make sure they always stay in place.
Crawl Space Encapsulation
Crawl space encapsulation means sealing off your crawl space from the exterior of your house, and rigid foam panels are often used to do this. Though rigid foam costs more to install than fiberglass insulation, it can be less expensive in the long run because it can perform better and won't have to be replaced. It's a one-time solution to an energy-wasting problem.
Benefits Of Rigid Foam For Crawl Space Insulation
1) It's Reliable
Rigid foam won't compress like fiberglass insulation. It stays where it is installed, and retains its R-value over time.
2) Acts as an Air Sealant
When they are taped together, rigid foam panels can stop air leaks, saving energy and money.
3) Stays Dry
Because rigid foam panels don't contain any organic material, they don't absorb moisture, so mold and compression are not a problem.
Crawl Space Insulation and Encapsulation Experts
Call Green Collar Crew today to schedule a free estimate of your crawl space, attic or basement insulation, or any of our other services. We work in the Washington, DC Metro Area (including the surrounding suburbs in Maryland and Virginia), and can offer a home energy assessment or audit to diagnose any and all energy or comfort issues in your home.
Start With an Energy Inspection
Having proper insulation can help increase your comfort, save energy, and improve your home's safety and durability. But the first step is to schedule an energy inspection to find out exactly what home improvement work is recommended for your home. We are certified energy efficiency experts serving the Washington, DC Metro Area, including Maryland and Virginia suburbs.
Learn More About Insulation
- Attic & Floor Insulation
- Basement Insulation
- Crawl Space Insulation
- Blown-In Insulation
- Spray Foam Insulation
- Blown Fiberglass Insulation
- Wall Insulation
- Radiant Barriers
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