The importance of a cost-effective, healthy living environment can’t be stressed enough. Insulation will help you build a healthy household by maintaining low-toxic emissions around your home. In addition, insulation can help you cut utility costs by creating an energy-efficient house.
Although most houses already have insulation, a lot of them are in poor condition. These can create issues rather than helping your house. Inspecting and replacing your old insulation with new, high R-value insulation has awesome advantages.
Because insulation works to prevent air transfer through walls, floors, and ceilings, it also prevent heat transfer through your attic or crawl space. In some occasions, one room can have better insulation than another, which creates air temperature differences from room to room. Cold walls, cold floors, or high temperatures in your upstair areas are signs of your house to regulating temperature properly.
Air transfer through your attic and crawlspace causes your heating and cooling systems to work harder, in order to compensate for the energy loss. Installing new insulation in key areas of your house will help regulate your home’s temperature, reducing energy costs at the same time.
Cracks and holes in your crawl space and attic allow moisture and water to seep through, and settle into the foundation of your home. This create the perfect dark and warm living environment that mold and mildew need to thrive. Mold and mildew release allergens that dramatically decrease the air quality of your house, and encourage structural decay. Properly air-sealing and installing the right insulation can help you block out excess moisture, keeping your crawl spaces and attic toxin-free.
Houses that have old, damaged insulation often spend more money on their energy bills. Households that invest in crawl space and attic insulation can enjoy savings between 30% and 80% off energy bills, depending on the condition of their old insulation. This is simply due to the fact that insulation enables their home to be more energy-efficient. In these cases, insulation pays for itself within months of being installed.
The best type of insulation available in Snohomish is spray foam insulation. Spray foam insulation is created by mixing two composite materials that react to each other to form a dense, expansive foam. This type of insulation has many benefits, for instance:
Spray foam insulation has the highest R-value on the market, and because it’s an expansive material, it covers all holes, cracks, and hard to reach places. This prevents any air transfer, which carries heat and moisture, into your house. Traditional insulation does not provide this effective protection, deteriorating and cause more problems over time.
Unlike traditional forms of insulation, the hard exterior of closed-cell spray foam insulation does not provide pests with nesting materials. Rodents, cockroaches, and other pests often use excess materials to create nesting and breeding grounds. However, spray foam insulation does not provide such opportunity, so it lowers the chance of pest invasions of any kind.
Fibreglass and cellulose insulation are not water-resistant, so they can get damaged if exposed to excess moisture. Spray foam insulation seals your attic and crawl space from moisture, and it’s unique compound does not encourage mold or mildew growth. This gives your house additional protection against unwanted growth and fungi.
If you are interested in learning more about what insulation is best for your house, download our free eBook “The Homeowners Insulation Handbook” for more information.
If you are still unsure about what insulation is best for you, get your crawl space and insulation inspected by our professionals at Clean Crawls. Our team of professional insulation specialists will help you choose the best insulation for you, and offer a quote for our expert insulation services.
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