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Why Should I Insulate My Crawl Space?

When you are in the process of insulating or re-insulating your home, you can’t forget about the lowest levels—even the crawl space! Crawl space insulation, as a part of overall home air sealing and insulation, helps maintain your entire home’s energy efficiency. Without it, you can lose a lot of your conditioned air and heat through the floor and risk your home’s underbelly to excess moisture.

Let us elaborate on two major reasons why you should insulate your crawl space.

Heat & Air Loss

How much heat or conditioned air do you lose when your crawl space is uninsulated? A lot. It is quite possible that more heat and conditioned air is lost through an uninsulated crawl space than an uninsulated basement.

Essentially, a crawl space is a shorter basement. In either, heat escapes through the outer edge of the building’s enclosure and, in a crawl space, out the above grade wall. Every time this happens, you are losing valuable conditioned air or heat, and money out of your pocket. Not to mention, your heating and air conditioning system is having to work harder to make up for the loss.

Moisture Concerns

Moisture is a major issue when it comes to basements, and can be an even bigger problem in crawlspaces. First, think of how often you check on your crawl space. Not very often, right? Basements are more frequently visited, so if a leaky foundation or mold issue occurs from excess moisture, you’re likely to notice it. The same cannot be confidently said about a crawl space.

When an uninsulated crawl space has elevated humidity levels, the greater the likelihood of mold growth. Moisture and mold in the crawl space have the potential to rot structural elements, seep into the house and torment your indoor air quality.

Call IBP Tulsa for Crawl Space Insulation Installation

Conserve energy, improve air quality and save money by installing crawl space insulation in your Tulsa home. Properly installed insulation will provide you and your family the comfort and air quality you deserve.

Don’t wait—call Installed Building Products Tulsa today at 918-518-0750918-518-0750!

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