Does your home have a crawl space? If so, do you know if it’s insulated? It’s easy to forget about the crawl space since you don’t use it every day, but it offers a lot of energy savings. A lot of air leaks in through your crawl space, so it’s crucial that it’s properly insulated and sealed.
If you live in the central Indiana area and need to insulate the lower levels of your home, including your crawl space, you’ve come to the right place! Overhead Door Co. of Indianapolis & Muncie has a lot of experience insulating both homes and commercial buildings, and we’ve installed insulation in many crawl spaces.
Insulating Crawl Spaces
An improperly insulated, sealed, and weatherized crawl space leaves your home more vulnerable to foundation damage. You could end up dealing with problems like frozen pipes, moisture infiltration, and soil vapor intrusion (which can reduce the indoor air quality in your home). We also mention sealing and weatherizing because a crawl space that is insulated but not sealed and weatherized will do nothing in terms of improving the energy efficiency of your home and helping you save money!
Ventilated vs. Unventilated Crawl Space Insulation
If your crawl space is ventilated, it can be hard to keep warm in the winter, and during the summer, it can be difficult to dehumidify, which results in higher levels of moisture. Crawl space insulation can eliminate these problems! The expert crawl space insulators at Overhead Door Co. of Indianapolis & Muncie can insulate the subfloor and between the floor joists. For unventilated crawl spaces, sealing between the house and crawl space isn’t as important, and it’s best to insulate the walls.
Benefits of Crawl Space Insulation
For such a small space, your home’s crawl space can make a huge difference for your energy efficiency efforts. Not only can crawl space insulation save you money, but it can also:
- Make your home more comfortable year round
- Prevent problems like frozen pipes, wood rot, mold growth, water infiltration, etc.
- Improve the overall efficiency of your HVAC system by helping your home stay comfortable
- Promote a healthier environment (reduced energy consumption leads to fewer greenhouse gas emissions)
Whether we install fiberglass, cellulose, or spray foam in your crawl space(s), you can save money and live more comfortably.
Need Crawl Space Insulation Contractors in the Indianapolis, IN area?
If you need to insulate (or re-insulate) your crawl space, we have the experience and expertise to complete the job in a timely, safe, and professional manner. Have any additional questions about insulating crawl spaces? Our home insulators are happy to help.
Contact us today to learn more!