Does your house have a crawl space? If so, do you know if it’s insulated? It’s easy to forget about the crawl space, but it offers potential for energy savings and a more comfortable home. A lot of air leaks in through your crawl space, so it’s important that it’s properly insulated and sealed.
If you live in the Marion, Indiana area and need to insulate the lower levels of your home, including your crawl space, Overhead Door Co. of Indianapolis & Muncie can help. We have a lot of experience insulating both homes and commercial buildings throughout Marion, and we’ve installed insulation in many crawl spaces.
Insulating Crawl Spaces
An improperly insulated, sealed and weatherized crawl space can leave your home more vulnerable to foundation damage. You may end up dealing with problems like:
- Frozen pipes
- Moisture infiltration
- Wood rot
- Mold growth
- 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 is not as effective at improving the energy efficiency of your home and helping you save money!
Unventilated vs. Ventilated Crawl Spaces
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 help 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 significant difference for your energy efficiency efforts. Not only can crawl space insulation help save you money, but it can also help:
- Make your home more comfortable year round
- Prevent problems like frozen pipes, water infiltration, etc.
- Improve the overall efficiency of your HVAC system by helping your home stay comfortable
- Contribute to a healthier environment (reduced energy consumption leads to fewer greenhouse gas emissions)
Crawl Space Insulation for Your Home in Marion, Indiana
If you need to insulate your crawl space, Overhead Door Co. of Indianapolis & Muncie has the experience and expertise to complete the job in a timely, safe and professional manner. Have any additional questions about insulating crawl spaces? Our insulation professionals look forward to helping you.
Contact us today to learn more!