Crawl Space Insulation

Crawl Space Insulation

Make your home more comfortable and less expensive to heat and cool with crawl space insulation from Dr. Energy Saver

See how Dr. Energy Saver insulates your crawl space to improve your home's energy performance.

Most homeowners tend to avoid the crawl space, often unaware of any issues it may have. Crawl spaces are a major problem area in a home's building envelope, as air leakage often leads to energy loss, cold floors, moisture problems, and more.

Dr. Energy Saver specializes in crawl space insulation to create a clean, efficient space that won't make your home uncomfortable. If you have issues with cold floors above the crawl space or rising energy costs, contact us today to schedule a free crawl space insulation estimate!

The problem with traditional insulation in crawl spaces

fiberglass insulation

Fiberglass batts installed between joists in a crawl space absorb moisture, lose R-value, and often fall out of place, as shown above.

Unfortunately, far too many crawl spaces have the wrong type of insulation or none at all. In either case, this can cause problems including:

  • Uncomfortably cold rooms in the winter
  • Stuffy, hot rooms during the summer
  • High heating or cooling costs
  • Dampness in the crawl space
  • Mold growth & wood rot

The old-fashioned way to insulate a crawl space was to install fiberglass batts between the overhead joists in the crawl space. This is no longer recommended for several reasons:

  • Fiberglass insulation absorbs moisture.
  • Moisture reduces R-value and can cause deterioration.
  • Damp fiberglass encourages mold growth and pest infestation.

Excess moisture can also cause wood rot and threaten the structural stability of your crawl space. Our goal is to reduce moisture build-up and prevent potential damage, which is why we take a different approach to crawl space insulation.

How we solve crawl space insulation problems

Expert crawl space insulation is one of the best solutions to your home's high heating and cooling bills, cold floors above the crawl space, and uncomfortable living spaces. We offer the following crawl space insulation services:

Rigid Foam Insulation

Installed against foundation walls, rigid foam insulation won't lose R-value, fall out of place or be damaged by moisture.

Rigid foam insulation

You need a type of insulation that can perform well in crawl space conditions. Unlike fiberglass insulation, rigid foam insulation won't absorb moisture, lose R-value, or encourage mold growth. It won't compress or fall out of place either, giving you lasting protection.

In crawl spaces (and basements, too), rigid foam insulation is usually installed against the foundation wall. By changing the location of the insulation, the crawl space can be brought inside the building envelope, which improves overall home energy performance.

crawl space floor insulation

Floor insulation with drainage matting helps seal your entire crawl space into your building envelope.

Floor insulation

Insulating crawl space walls will always take precedence over insulating the floor, but floor insulation can be a valuable improvement. If you experience significant heat loss, TerraBlock™ can help your crawl space retain heat and maintain a more consistent temperature.

TerraBlock™ insulation can be installed on dirt floors and concrete crawl space floors alike. It has a drainage liner and white vapor barrier to prevent moisture from working its way up from the dirt into your crawl space. TerraBlock™ is also ideal for uneven floors, as it provides a durable finished surface that can be used for storage.

Dr. Energy Saver provides expert crawl space insulation

You don't have to put up with cold floors, uncomfortable rooms, and high utility costs caused by poor crawl space insulation. Your local Dr. Energy Saver dealer will carefully evaluate your home and recommend the best solutions for your needs. We install quality insulation that is proven to make homes more comfortable and efficient. Call today for an estimate!

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