On the seattle area, it is imperative to insulate your crawlspace properly to limit Energy Spending throughout the year. Insulation helps to close your building envelope, keeping cool air in in the summer, and warm air in in the winter.
Every home can benefit from the installation of adequate insulation. Insulation helps create a more comfortable home environment, while saving you money on heating and cooling bills.
Improved Indoor Air Quality and Insulation
We perform an evaluation of your crawlspace before insulating, as this helps to identify any issues related to Indoor Air Quality. We all care about our family’s health and well-being. When replacing insulation, it helps reduce the flow of harmful air particles into your home, but that’s only half the battle.
We make sure the insulation is not covering up any existing problems with the wood structure such as damp rot, mold, mildew or fungus. Our inspections include moisture testing to determine if there are any issues that can lead to mold or mildew growth as well to help protect your family and your investment.
Insulation and Energy Savings
Money is obviously a key thought when it comes to making an improvement in your home. Our focus always is on saving you money. Second to the attic, insulation in the crawlspace and basement has the biggest impact on energy consumption.
Our insulation services pay for themselves over time by saving our customers on average 17% on their heating and cooling bills throughout the year. We not only look to insulate your home properly, but to take it a step further and identify any other areas that are commonly missed like foundation cracks and air leaks.
These areas can cause a significant increase in energy costs. It’s also good for the environment! Insulation helps reduce the amount of greenhouse gasses.
As a homeowner, it is easy to become accustomed to that pesky cold room, drafty hallway, or bathroom with cold floors in the house. Take a stand against the cold this winter. By installing insulation and sealing air leaks, you:
Reduce noise from the outside
Lessen pollen, dust and insects (or pests) entering your home
Better control of humidity
Spring and Summer Benefits
Insulation not only helps you during the colder months, it allows your air conditioner to work less over the summer. This, in turn, can help provide a cooler summer, who doesn’t love that?! By closing off the building envelope to the warm weather and high humidity you will have an even more enjoyable experience here at the seattle area!
When is it time to replace your current insulation?
If you have falling, or moist insulation, your insulation is not doing its job. Insulation often begins to fall when it absorbs moisture and becomes too heavy and begins to fall. Once your insulation retains moisture, it loses its retention value, rendering itself useless.
Encapsulated Fiberglass Insulation
Encapsulated insulation is the best insulation option when insulating your floor. The insulation is installed between the floor joists in the “ceiling” of your crawlspace. This practice closes off the building envelope at the floor of your home.
Encapsulated insulation is fiberglass insulation housed in a vapor retarder to protect your investment from the inherently moist crawlspace environment.
This type of insulation is available in multiple R-Values (Retention Value), ranging from R19-R30 and is available in multiple widths to suit any floor joist configuration.
Sidewall, or Rigid Foam Board Insulation
Sidewall Insulation is one option when insulating your crawlspace. Our technicians secure the insulation, custom cut to fit your wall height, insulating your foundation walls. This closes the building envelope at the foundation walls.
Rigid Foam Board is moisture resistant and can stand up to even the harshest crawlspace environments.
Termite Resistant Foam Board Insulation
StarDucts Crawlspace Enhancement offers termite resistant foam board insulation. This type of insulation is manufactured with a termiticide to make provide an adequate defense against termite infestation.
The insulation is secured to your foundation walls, it has an R-11 Retention value and provides superior protection from subterranean termites.
Frozen pipes or pipe bursts cost billions of dollars a year to American homeowners and can often be easily avoided. StarDucts Crawlspace Enhancement offers superior protection to your water lines by offering pipe insulation.
The Department of Energy estimates that a properly insulated attic can save 10% to 50% off your heating bill. And it works the opposite way for warm climates, in the summer, it helps stabilize your homes indoor temps to keep cooling needs up to snuff.
StarDucts rawlspace Enhancement, again, utilizes the benefits of Encapsulated Floor Insulation to protect your insulation from the elements within your attic.
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