Floor Insulation Services
Energy Efficient Products
Floor insulation is an energy-efficient product because it offers insulating benefits that act as a barrier to heat flow, which helps maintain the temperature in your home year-round while reducing your energy costs and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Insulation comes in various forms to help protect your property by keeping the cold out and the heat in.
If your floors are bare with no insulation underneath your home, then insulating your floors would be ideal to ensure comfort for you and your family.
As crawlspace specialists, we install fiberglass insulation instead of using other methods such as spray foam insulation. The main reason is that spray foam completely covers the wood structures. The ability to perform a thorough crawlspace inspection and assess the wood structures within is an integral part of maintaining the integrity of the property.
Additionally, batt insulation also has an advantage in that they are available in higher R-values, making them more effective as an insulator. And where one area may be affected due to a pipe leak, repairs are fairly easy to perform by removing and replacing only the affected areas where insulation was damaged. However, this is not always the case when there is a mice infestation. For a proper assessment to determine whether you will need to repair, replace, or install the right type of insulation for your home, contact us to schedule your crawlspace inspection.
Fiberglass Floor Insulation
Fiberglass-faced insulation is one of the most common types of insulation used to prevent heat or cold air from escaping through the floors of a home. Fiberglass insulation comes in various sizes, colors, and R-values. The R-value determines its insulation factor. It is important to understand, which type of insulation would best suit your needs based on several factors present in your crawlspace environment.
Encapsulated Floor Insulation
An encapsulated insulation is fiberglass insulation that is wrapped in polyethylene vapor retarder. This is the plastic sheeting that is visible (as shown in the image to the right). Ideally, this is installed in areas where flooding occurs which helps protect the insulation. This type of insulation is more expensive than open-faced insulation.
Perimeter Fiberglass Insulation
Perimeter insulation is installed in between the sill plate and the header or box beam. It is installed along the perimeter of the foundation walls. Perimeter insulation helps stop heat from seeping out of the edges of the floor where the concrete meets the wall. It is effective in closing off gaps and performs a vital function as a thermal envelope.
Why insulate your crawlspace?
Insulating helps prevent losing heat from escaping during the winter and helps keep your home cool during the summer. Crawlspace insulation offers comfort, value to your home, and your health by reducing indoor air pollution year-round.
Insulation is rated in terms of thermal resistance, called R-value, which indicates the resistance to heat flow. The R-value rating for each individual type of insulation means the total number of hours rated to resist heat or cold. R-19 insulation resists heat or cold, thereby reducing the need to heat or cool your home and in turn lowering energy costs.
All insulation levels are specified by R-Value. R-Value is a measure of insulation’s ability to resist heat traveling through it. The higher the R-Value the better the thermal performance of the insulation. However, depending on the geographic area, environmental condition of the crawl space, along with other various factors utilizing a higher R-value may not always be the best choice. It is also important to keep in mind the greater the R-value the greater costs.
To find out which type of insulation would best meet your needs and price range, schedule your crawlspace inspection for an honest assessment.