Keeping your Port Townsend home’s crawl space well insulated is incredibly important when it comes to saving money on your electric and gas usage.
Crawl space insulation works to prevent the transfer of heat through the walls, ceiling, and floor of your home. Cold floors, cold walls or excessive heat in upstairs and attic areas are signs that your Port Townsend home is not well insulated.
Port Townsend homes lacking proper insulation spend more money on their energy bills. Installing new crawl space insulation creates an average gas and electric usage savings of 30% – 80%, simply because the insulation enables their homes to be more energy efficient.
Spray foam crawl space insulation is made from two types of composite material. When sprayed out of the tip of the spray foam gun, the substance gradually expands, filling the cracks of your crawl space before curing. Spray foam insulation is the most effective material for insulating your Port Townsend crawl space.
Fiberglass crawl space insulation is usually installed as large segments of insulation that are rolled or laid out onto a surface, such as flooring, ceilings, or in wall cavities. Blown fiberglass is becoming more and more popular, comprising one of the main insulation jobs we’re asked to install in Port Townsend.
Cellulose crawl space insulation is made from recycled paper products. It’s recycled material content is very high, generally between 82-85%.
Cotton is a favorite of the environmentally friendly Port Townsend, WA. Most cotton insulations consist of 85% recycled cotton and about 15% plastic fibers, which are generally treated with boric acid as a flame retardant. Cotton insulation is non-toxic.