Crawl Space Insulation
Mold can be a very big problem for homeowners. There are some things that can be done to prevent the development of mold but it requires that you take immediate action. Contact Denver Spray Foam Pros. Yes, insulation is extremely important for being able to prevent mold. With spray foam it is easy to address those hard to reach areas of your crawl space. However, in order to benefit from the insulating benefits of spray foam, it should be applied to every inch of the crawl space. Just like air escapes through the attic, it also escapes through crawl spaces. We realize that this is often a forgotten area of your home that usually goes unnoticed, which is why we are happy to bring it to your attention by making you aware. This could be the very reason that you are continuing to experience a problem with your energy bill.
A Complete Insulation Job
When you rely on our team of experts to insulate your crawl space, they go above and beyond to ensure that the job is done right the first time. This means that they will offer you complete insulation services. However before the insulation can be applied any old insulation has to be removed. If there is any insulation left this can cause a problem with the application of the spray foam. It will not get into the areas of the crawl space that it needs to because it is being obstructed. Also, old insulation is now dirty and has some moisture left in it, allergens and pollutants. Once the old insulation has been removed then the spray foam can be applied to the space. When there are mechanicals in the space then a plastic is put on the ground and the foam is then sprayed on the rim joist and walls. This helps seal off the foundation of the house, which puts the crawl space at a moderate temperature. If is no ductwork then it is best to spray the ceiling, which will then air seal the crawl space from the inside of the home.
Insulating or Encapsulating
There is a slight difference between insulating a space and encapsulating a space. Insulating your space means that we are focused on sealing up areas of your home where air is able to come in. Insulation serves as a barrier to prevent cold air from getting inside your home. It’s important because it will keep your pipes from freezing and can help prevent mold and mildew from developing. Encapsulating the space focuses primarily on eliminating moisture problems. This process helps with the air quality of your home and helps prevent mold, mildew and fungus from developing.
Hire An Expert
Insulating your home shouldn’t be done on a trial and error basis. It should be done by someone who knows what they are doing so that the job is done right. There is no sense in throwing away money when you can simply rely on Denver Spray Foam Pros to properly insulate your crawl space.