What You Should Know About Insulating This Year

Crawl Space Insulation versus Your Insulation Specialist

As a homeowner, your top priority is making sure that your home is safe and well, starting with your crawl space insulation. When applied properly, crawl space insulation can be protected from rodents, overflowing water, and high humidity levels. If any of these problems do occur though, don’t hesitate to call your local insulation specialist so that they can help you against the perpetrators.

Liquids, such as water, is an all too common ailment for your insulation that often results in bringing forth mold, mildew, and other health hazards for you and your family. Most of the time, water can come into your house via your crawl space due to direct exposure or temperatures that bring about high humidity. Such instances of water damage can come from rain storms and/or flooding. With a professional insulation specialist on your side, they will be able to create prevention measures that will protect your insulation against oncoming moisture.

If an insulation specialist isn’t around to ensure that crawl space insulation isn’t applied well or if the proper type of insulation isn’t being used, then a lot of your insulation problems will arise. If the insulation process needs to take place in the vent area, the installation needs to be centered around the floor support area, pipes, and the vents. Any insulation procedures done to the unprotected crawl space by your insulation specialist needs to be set in the perimeter walls. One of the other contributing factors to moisture damage comes from standard fiberglass insulation, since it absorbs moisture and causes health hazards such as mildew to form. However, your insulation specialist can save your house and your health if they apply a spray foam insulation system with a moisture preventive feature.

Often times, crawl space insulation is left out just so that pests from all around can crawl in and make your insulation their place to stay. A type of insulation that rodents often use for their home and food needs are fibrous, such as can be found in fiberglass. Unfortunately, while the rodents are making a home in your fiberglass insulation, they are causing health risks for you via their urine and fecal matter. Also, while your spray foam insulation will keep the rodents away, they are still are risk due to the ants and termites who will try to dig their way in through the material. If you are quick to spot the problem and to call your insulation specialist, they will be able to point you towards insulation products that will deter the insects away from your home and crawl space.

Continuous usage will cause the crawl space insulation to wear down over time and cause your protection to dwindle. The wear and tear is commonly a result of excessive removal and change as homeowners update their homes. An insulation specialist might also be needed if the insulation sags away from their floor supports.

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