The benefits of living in a home here in Kenmore that has been professionally insulated impacts many significant facets of life, including quality of air, less exposure to environmental toxicity and reduced heating and cooling costs. Clean Crawls has been providing quality and professionally installed insulation and green products for over 20 years. Our specialty is in removing old and inadequate insulation with a product that meets all applicable compliance standards and protects your home and family for years to come.
There are several important reasons to replace worn out or inadequate insulation with a product that is clean, environmentally sound and has a higher R-value. These considerations involve moisture control, temperature regulation and economic savings, and each one of these has direct consequences related to your home and its environment.
Here’s how they might impact you:
Though they might not be visible to the naked eye, there are gaps and even cracks located in hard-to-reach areas of your home such as crawl spaces and attics, and it is through these breaches that moisture and water is allowed to accumulate within your home’s structure. This leads to conditions where mildew and mold are able to thrive and grow due to the natural warmth found in these areas of the home. If allowed to grow unabated the quality of air and your home’s structure may be compromised. The solution is to be found in the professional sealing of all cracks and holes and the installation of new, clean, quality insulation.
When a home does not have adequate insulation, the impact on your heating and cooling systems can be profound. Insulation is installed in homes to reduce the transfer of heat from room to room via ceilings, floors, and walls. You may have noticed the impact of this dynamic yourself if you’ve noticed one room being drastically cooler or hotter that another. Look for signs such as floors and walls that feel cold to the touch, or extreme heat elevating to rooms upstairs and in the attic.
Anything that helps to reduce high energy costs is worth considering, and one of the most proven methods for reducing costs for home heating and cooling here in Kenmore is through high-quality insulation. It has been demonstrated that in older homes, where worn out insulation has been replaced with a quality product, savings in energy costs have been as high as 75-80%. Average savings are found somewhere in the range of 30-80% and, more often than not, defrays over time the cost of having new insulation installed.
Here in Kenmore, there is a growing preference towards spray foam insulation as the insulation of choice. Spray foam insulation is created through a process that marries two composite materials which, when they merge and react to one another, create a strong and think insulation shield to protect your home. The benefits for choosing spray foam insulation are manifold:
Because this insulation is completely waterproof, its ability to totally seal all breaches in your home’s structure not only eliminates moisture concerns, it also prevents any chance for mildew or mold to form.
The very nature of this product being able to expand and create a protective barrier even in the smallest nooks and crannies is second only to its being the highest R-value product on the market, which ensures complete temperature control.
With certain soft forms of insulation, rodents have been known to build nests. The dense exterior of spray foam insulation prohibits hiders from building nests. This results in a much lower chance of infestation by rodents.
At Clean Crawls, we have developed a concise and informative eBook guide for inquisitive homeowners titled, The Homeowners Insulation Handbook.
If you’ve noticed problems with moisture, mildew or mold, or have personally experienced temperature fluctuations in your home, it’s a good sign that you need a professional inspection. We’ll go through your home and identify problem areas and assess the condition of your current insulation to determine your best course of action. Contact Clean Crawls today here!