Crawlspaces are commonly found in homes throughout Massachusetts, MA. Crawlspaces can sometimes go overlooked, especially in older homes. Crawlspaces can actually lead to a host of home health issues many of which can be difficult to locate and find.
The crawlspace is one of the first places to look if your looking to increase your homes energy efficiency.
What is a Crawlspace?
Crawlspaces are typically found in homes that either lack a basement or have not been built on a concrete slab. They’re installed with the purpose of generating air circulation throughout the home or building and also to allow access for home repairs. Pipes, substructures and other hidden elements of the home can also be accessed thru most crawlspaces.
Why Should You Insulate Your Crawl Space?
No crawlspace is meant to be used as a living space, but many people use them for storage. However, storing items in an open crawlspace is never a good idea because of moisture, humidity, pests and other factors that can result in irreversible damage. The rest of your home is also at risk as pests and moisture can result in structural damage and cause family members to get sick with asthma and other allergens.
By insulating your crawlspace, these and other issues can be rectified immediately.
The Benefits of Insulating Your Crawlspace
There are many reasons to insulating a crawlspace. Some of the benefits include:
- Improved Home Structural Integrity
- Enhanced Indoor Air Quality
- Reduced Symptoms of Respiratory Illness / Allergies
- Increased Indoor Comfort
- Lower Energy Bills
- Elimination of Mold / Pests
The Mass Retrofit Solution
At Mass Retrofit, we’ve installed and seen just how beneficial crawlspace insulation can be in homes throughout Rhode Island. We start by surveying the crawlspace.
After that, we work to seal the crawlspace with high-performance air sealing and insulation methods, installing a vapor barrier so that moisture no longer becomes a problem. After the work is completed, we’ll test your crawlspace to ensure that you’re getting the most energy efficiency and comfort out of your home.
Contact us today to learn more or to schedule an appointment!