When it comes to saving energy and improving home air quality, proper insulation is vital. Insulation provides the air sealing that your home needs to maintain a healthy living environment and affordable energy bills each month. Backed by a team of experienced and trained experts, Clean Crawls is the best source of insulation installation and repair services in the Olympia area.
Many Olympia homeowners don’t realize that their home insulation is too old to properly benefit the home. Replacing your old insulation with a high R-value product can result in a number of perks:
Without insulation, heat and cold air easily transfer through the walls, ceiling, and floor of your home, primarily from the attic and crawlspace. Generally, a good sign that your home is not properly insulation is cold floors and walls. This means the temperature in your home is not being regulated correctly. Another tell-tale sign is when attic or upstairs rooms are significantly warmer than the rest of your house.
When air transfers so easily, your furnace and AC are forced to expend extra energy to heat or cool the home. The entire HVAC system will cost more to run as it compensates for lost energy. However, by investing in new insulation, you can significantly reduce the amount of air transfer happening indoors and reduce your monthly energy bills.
Insulation protects your attic and crawl space from moisture buildup. As we all know, the climate in the Olympia area is very damp and humid, and this can cause mold, mildew, and rot growth in your home. Mold and rot thrive in the warm darkness of the attic and crawlspace, so it is crucial that Olympia homeowners have proper insulation to prevent moisture from entering. Without adequate insulation services, the mold will grow freely and decrease the air quality throughout your entire home. Hiring a professional installation team will keep your air toxin-free, and it will keep your family healthy.
As mentioned above, old or damaged insulation results in higher energy costs. In some cases, homeowners that purchase new attic and crawlspace insulation save up to 80% on their energy bills. This is because insulation allows the home to be more efficient with the energy it does use and prevents that precious energy from escaping outdoors.
The best insulation on the market today is spray foam. Created by the reaction of combining two composite materials, spray foam insulation expands into tight cracks and corners, effectively sealing any and all air leakage. Here are a few benefits of spray foam insulation:
Only does spray foam fill and seal the small cracks and holes, but it has the highest R-value on the market. It ensures that those gaps are completely sealed and expensive energy is unable to escape.
Spray foam insulation is completely water resistant. Compare that to fiberglass or cellulose insulation, which are both damaged when wet, essentially becoming useless. In addition, the compound structure of spray foam insulation prevents mold and mildew from growing on its surface.
Rats and mice are notorious for chewing through insulation and nesting in the attic or crawl space. They are even known to use insulation material to build their nests! But if you install spray foam insulation, rodents are deterred by the hard, closed-cell exterior of the foam, and as a result, they leave your home alone. Spray foam is excellent in lowering the odds of a pest infestation.
If your Olympia home needs an insulation makeover, Clean Crawls is ready and equipped to inspect your crawlspace and attic. We can recommend a clear plan of action, explaining honestly which insulation would best benefit your home. For more information or for a free consultation, contact us today here!
We serve the greater Puget Sound area, including the following locations: