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Crawl Space Insulation

Struggling with excess moisture or standing water issues in your crawl space?  

These problems threaten your home’s structural integrity and air quality. But with the right solutions, you can transform this damp, neglected area into a clean, dry space that protects the rest of your house. 

Our crawl space insulation is part of a wider moisture management system, which addresses water and humidity issues at their source. After reading this page, you’ll understand how crawl space insulation contributes to our comprehensive approach to moisture management and home preservation. 

What is Crawl Space Insulation? 

Crawl space insulation refers to the materials used to control temperatures in a home’s crawl space. Insulating a crawl space is supposed to keep cold air out in winter, and prevent heat loss from the floors above, helping to control moisture content below your home. 

Unfortunately, many crawl spaces are built with poor insulation materials. Fiberglass and spray foam insulation don’t hold up well in a damp area like a crawl space.  

The best insulation materials won’t become wet or damaged as they sit below your home. That’s where our team comes in. 

Signs You Need Crawl Space Insulation 

Here are indications that your crawl space needs better insulation: 

These are all signs that the insulation below your home isn’t working effectively to control temperature. As problems worsen over time, so do repair costs, so consider having your crawl space inspected as soon as possible. 

Is Crawl Space Insulation Necessary? 

Yes, crawl space insulation is a vital part of protecting your home’s structure and managing humidity. Without it, unconditioned outside air gets inside the space, causing condensation, mold growth, or a colder home in the winter. 

Over time, this accelerates deterioration and leads to extensive repairs. Installing high-quality insulation in your crawl space is crucial to the overall home’s longevity. We have the means to help you get the best possible insulation below your home. 

What Are the Different Kinds of Crawl Space Insulation? 

There are several insulation types used in crawl spaces. A professional inspection is crucial to understanding your home’s insulation needs. Here are the most common types in Colorado homes: 

Fiberglass Insulation 

Fiberglass is a common insulation choice in many homes, but it’s not suitable for crawl spaces. This soft material is extremely vulnerable to moisture, mold, and pests—all of which easily get into a crawl space. 

Spray Foam Insulation 

Spray foam insulation is applied to crawl space walls and joists to block extreme temperatures.  This type of insulation is sturdy but not well-suited for a crawl space.  

Due to its composition, spray foam can actually promote mold growth, release chemical odors, and attract termites when situated in a crawl space. 

Foam Board Insulation 

Foam board insulation panels are custom-fitted and installed on interior crawl space walls. They feature reflective surfaces that provide enhanced heat retention. For top-notch foam board insulation, consider ExTremeBloc™, large pre-cut sheets of thermal foam board insulation. 

What Are the Benefits of Crawl Space Insulation? 

Energy Savings 

Insulating crawl spaces prevents heating and cooling loss, increasing efficiency and lowering energy bills. It adds an important layer of protection from outdoor conditions. 

Moisture Control 

By preventing condensation and humidity, insulation keeps crawl spaces dry, defending your home against moisture damage and pests while reducing musty odors. 

Added Home Value 

Upgrading old, ineffective insulation boosts home value. Home buyers recognize the benefits of an encapsulated, insulated crawl space. 

Healthier Home 

An insulated crawl space that’s sealed from the elements maintains better indoor air quality by locking out dust and allergens. This creates a healthier living environment. 

Structural Integrity 

Consistent temperatures prevent expansion and contraction that can crack foundations. Insulation protects wood structures from moisture damage. This fortification preserves structural integrity. 

How We Install Crawl Space Insulation 

Insulation works best when it’s being supported by other waterproofing measures. At Foundation Repair of Western Colorado, we install a comprehensive encapsulation system. 

Our foam board insulation is installed as part of this system. Here is our process: 

Our team ensures that insulation is properly integrated into the larger encapsulation system for complete protection.  

Why Our Crawl Space Insulation is the Best Choice 

We recommend our foam board insulation for its ability to withstand moisture and keep temperatures controlled. Here’s why ours is the best: 

  • Industry-leading materials 
  • Heat-laminated foil facing 
  • Double-layered design with dead air space 
  • Moisture resistance 
  • Lightweight, easy installation 
  • Available with self-sealing tabs 
  • Financing options available 
  • Lifetime limited warranty 
  • Monitored through annual maintenance plans 

Upgrading old fiberglass insulation to our professional Burly system optimizes energy savings and home protection.  

Contact Us for Crawl Space Solutions Today 

Don’t tolerate high energy costs or cold floors anymore. Our team provides industry-leading crawl space insulation that transforms your crawl space into a controlled environment. 

With expert encapsulation services, we create healthy living spaces designed to last. Contact us today to schedule your free crawl space inspection and take control of your home! 

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