Crawl Space Insulation Dickson, TN
Sometimes we focus so directly on attic and wall insulation that we forget that air leaks and moisture can also come from all around the home, even under it. At Dickson Spray Foam Insulation, we insulate your entire home, not just the parts that are easy to get to. Our expert technicians in Dickson, TN can install high quality crawl space insulation and protect your home’s framework inside the crawlspace, ensuring that harmful mold and mildew do not enter the home through the floor.
Why Do I Need Crawl Space Insulation?
We tend to forget about crawl spaces because we don’t often get under our homes unless we need to. The reality, however, is that the crawl space in a home is just as important to maintain as the attic. Because we know heat rises, we sometimes underestimate the effect an under insulated crawl space can have on our utility bill. The ambient air under a home is usually exchanged several times a day by foundation vents, which in winter allows cold air to enter the crawl space. The constant circulation of cold air inside a poorly insulated crawl space usually results in cold, uninviting floors.
All structures with a crawl space should also have a moisture barrier, although many do not. Controlling ground water is one of the more important tasks faced by builders, because otherwise, this moisture can seep up and pool under a home. In winter, this moisture is less of a problem because the air is generally drier, allowing the moisture more time to evaporate. In the more humid summertime however, often this moisture cannot evaporate as quickly, and can lead to mold and mildew growth. Therefore, crawl space insulation is highly important.
Why is Spray Foam Insulation Better in a Crawl Space?
Spray insulation avoids many of the common pitfalls of insulating a crawl space. Standard batts have often been the historical solution, but this method of insulating a crawl space has its downsides. For example, batts have a paper backing which serves as a vapor barrier when it is installed correctly. However, the paper backing itself can absorb moisture, which not only shortens the lifespan of the batt, but can promote the growth of contaminants.
The materials we use at Dickson Spray Foam Insulation greatly reduces the potential of these contaminants to flourish by sealing the surface of the crawl space. Spray insulation does a better job of shedding moisture, which increases the ability of the foundation vents to keep the crawl space dry. Spray insulation is particularly effective in crawl spaces because it can be applied to the masonry foundation as well. Batts are usually designed to be attached to wood, which makes them unsuitable for this application.
Our commitment at Dickson Spray Foam Insulation is to provide our customers in Dickson, TN with world class crawl space insulation services, professionalism, and stellar customer service. We understand that our job is very important, and we take it seriously by using only the best materials and technicians available anywhere. Contact us today and let us show you how we can help.