A crawl space insulation is a short space in a building between the ground floor and the ground itself. Crawl spaces are mostly found in multi-story buildings and these crawl spaces are usually unoccupied, unfinished narrow spaces at the base of the building. Just like other parts of the building, crawl spaces need insulation when appropriate. Crawl spaces help provide easier access to plumbing and electrical works in the buildings and could also serve as a place for storage for canned foods and other kinds of home utilities. These crawl spaces also need to be insulated especially when there are important or useful things stored there. Bremerton Insulation Co can help you insulate your crawl space; using different kinds of insulating tools and machinery, we can help you achieve a well-insulated crawl space. Contact us, we are ready to help out.
Fiberglass batt insulation
This kind of insulation is created by fine fibers of glass. These fibers of glass are usually very fine and smooth, pink, or yellow in color. Fire glass insulation is usually installed on the floor joists which you might call ceiling in the crawl space. Fiberglass installation is quite easy but due to the fact that it’s old or archaic, fiberglass is not so effective as it is ineffective against moisture and humidity and could even help mold or mildew grow in you crawl space. If you don’t like these incapabilities of the fiberglass, you should go for other options.
Closed-cell spray foam insulation
Closed-cell spray foam is able to beat fiberglass batt insulation in efficiency, durability, and effectiveness, thanks to its ability to handle moisture. Closed-cell spray foam is filled with a special gas that grants the insulator the several functions. Apart from the fact that it has a very high R-value, it also has a very fast and effective method of installation. All that is really needed is for it to be sprayed. Also, it has a very interesting expanding feature; if sprayed on obstacles or cracks, the spray foam expands itself and covers and little opening present. Also, unlike fiberglass, the closed-cell spray has the unique ability to handle a great deal of moisture. It creates a barrier between the material it was sprayed upon and water or vapor. It also creates and anti-mold or mildew environment, so nothing of that sort can thrive.
Rigid foam insulation
This is insulation method involves the placement of hard foam barriers on in the crawl space. This rigid foam is typically made in line with the closed-cell spray foam design; this foam is placed on the woos to prevent lots of hazards that might spawn in the tight space. Rigid foam surprisingly has a lot of r-value compared with the others, in fact, it has more R-value than the closed-cell spray foam. Just like the closed spray cell, rigid foam also creates a very effective water and vapor barrier. Due to its texture, it’s only logical for the rigid foam to be waterproof, the waterproof feature helps you have very drywalls and floor joists.