Best Crawl Space Insulation

Best Crawl Space Insulation Materials

Insulation Materials for a Crawl Space

Rigid foam insulation offers high R-value, effective draft stopping, and excellent resistance to mold and moisture damage.

Crawl space insulation has a huge impact on a home's energy efficiency. However, due to the difficulty of accessing the crawl space, insulation is often overlooked as a potential solution.

Dr. Energy Saver offers proven methods of crawl space insulation that are sure to make a difference in your home. Contact us today to discover how these products will work for you!

Cold floors above under-insulated crawl spaces

Here are some very basic symptoms of poor crawl space insulation:

  • During chilly winter months, floor areas above the crawl space will be cold and uncomfortable to walk.
  • Similarly, you may experience drafts in your home from gaps in crawl space insulation.
  • Heat or conditioned air may be escaping through the crawl space and causing high energy bills.

Using the wrong kind of crawl space insulation can actually increase the likelihood that mold and mildew will grow in the dark, damp crawl space. If insulation materials do become damp, musty odors may be coming up from the crawl space and into your home. At Dr. Energy Saver, we know that choosing the best materials for your crawl space will help maintain a more controlled environment for longer.

Foam, not fiberglass, is the right choice

Rigid Foam Insulation Ideal for Crawl Spaces

Contractors used to insulate a crawl space by installing fiberglass batt insulation between the exposed joists. Fiberglass is cheaper than other types of insulation and also widely available. However, its tendency to absorb moisture, support mold, harbor mice, and sag or fall out of place make it less ideal than newer, improved materials.

The best insulation material for crawl spaces is rigid foam insulation board. Instead of installing the foam insulation between floor joists in the crawl space, we install the foam board against the crawl space foundation walls. Unlike fiberglass, rigid foam insulation does not absorb water, support mold, or allow air to pass through (providing that joints between boards are sealed with tape).

Choose the right crawl space insulation for your home

If you have cold floors above your crawl space or a damp, moldy crawl space, Dr. Energy Saver is here to help. We provide quality crawl space insulation solutions that will improve your home's comfort and energy efficiency. Contact your local dealer today to have a certified inspector determine the best course of action for your crawl space.

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