Raleigh, NC Crawlspace Insulation and Crawlspace Sealing
Everyone wants to live in a comfortable environment. A big part of that comfort comes from the temperature that you keep the house at. Whether you like your home a little cooler or warmer is completely up to you, but we all seem to want to keep that heating and cooling bill as low as possible at the end of the month. One of the best ways to keep your home from constantly wasting energy, and trying to heat/cool the great outdoors, is proper insulation. Of course, we all think to insulate our walls and windows, but what about your crawlspace? Heat can seep in and out of your floors, into your crawlspace, and out through the poorly insulated walls down there. Not only does insulating your crawlspace save you a little bit of cash at the end of the month, it also prevents your air conditioner from being overworked and breaking down. A solid plus is that your home is at the right temperature all the time so that you can stay comfortable. Before you make the decision on what you’re planning on putting in between your walls, you should know what kind of insulation works best for you.
What is the most affordable insulation material?
One of the most affordable insulation materials is fiberglass based material. This kind of material, although affordable, isn’t the safest option for you if you plan on living in your house for a long time. Fiberglass material, if breathed in, can completely tear apart your lungs and rip them to shreds. This only happens if you really inhale the material or it isn’t properly concealed and installed. Most homes are insulated with fiberglass material because it does the job so well, without being too expensive. There are, however, a few different options that you could try to insulate your home. For those of us that are trying to achieve a greener home, a great option for you would be to use cellulose insulation. Cellulose insulation is about eighty five percent recycled paper fibers, mostly old newspapers, and about fifteen to twenty five percent boric acid or ammonium sulphate (fire retardant chemicals to keep your home from being a complete tinder box just waiting for a match). Using cellulose material has been proven to cause breathing problems, however, in almost all cases where it has been installed. I would highly recommend not going for this kind of insulation, just because I don’t think it is worth hurting yourself over what you stuff in your walls to keep warm. The other type of insulation available is called foam insulation. This type of insulation is the most expensive, but also the safest and longest lasting option for insulation. Foam insulation seals all cracks and crevices on installation, and is known for keeping all the air in your home, where you want it. Not only does this type of insulation do the job of an amazing of keeping the air in, but it also keeps the water out. Using these kind of insulators, however, are not the most cutting edge that the market has to offer. Thermal insulation is the future, and I’ll explain it now.
What does thermal insulation mean?
Thermal insulation is the end all, be all, of insulation in the modern world. This kind of insulation is proven to keep your home extremely energy efficient, which means more money for you and a better environment for all of the rest of us! Isn’t it just so amazing the opportunity that we have today to contribute to saving the planet, without really doing anything? Thermal insulation works by building envelopes, or pockets, in your walls to keep the air constantly moving without leaving your home. This kind of insulation involves several different types of materials, layered together, with a gap in between to keep that air moving. These layers are, starting from the outside of your home moving inwards, your outside wall, brick or another type of solid material, the air gap, plywood, the insulation material of your choice, plasterboard to keep it all together, then your drywall! With so much material to keep your home at the right temperature, there’s really no way for your home not to be exactly how you want it! If you live in a larger home, thermal insulation is the best way to protect your home from becoming a drafty nightmare, or a giant bill at the end of the month. This kind of insulation keeps all the air in your home moving while still keeping it within the confines of your home. Not only is that kind of air tight seal very important for you to keep nature out of your home, but it also means that your saving boat loads of money on your energy bill every month. There is not a single human on the planet who doesn’t want to save a little bit of money to keep for themselves every single month to save for themselves.
What is thermal insulation in buildings?
Like I mentioned earlier, the bigger the building, the harder it is to keep the temperature regulated and in control. One of the most important things that you can do for your wallet is insulate properly for you home or business. There is something to be said for a comfortable working environment. That can be easily achieved by properly insulating not only the walls of your home, but also the crawlspace and the attic. A surprising amount of air sneaks through your floors and ceiling, making your air conditioner work overtime causing more damage, wear, and tear than is ever necessary. Going with thermal insulation means that you are saving yourself hours of time that can be wasted on finding a repair company to fix your broken air system, thousands of dollars on those repairs and not to mention the lack of need to deal with having your air system running twenty four seven. To me the choice to go with the highest quality, the most money saving, most highly recommended option on the market there’s really no other way to go!