Crawl spaces are shallow dirt areas located directly under your home. As such, they tend to soak up the existing coldness of the earth around your home and transfer it into the air in your crawl space. As a trusted crawl space insulation contractor near you, WMGB Home Improvement can help bring a number of benefits to your Grand Rapids, Lansing and surrounding area house, including:
- Higher comfort levels in your home
- Less cold floors in the morning
- Increased home energy efficiency
- Lower heating and cooling costs
- Better moisture and humidity control
- Reduced risk of mold-related air quality issues and musty smells in your house
Why Do You Need Crawl Space Insulation?
A crawl space without proper insulation (or any insulation at all, which is also common) will provide little protection against outdoor temperatures and air movement, and issues that start in the lowest parts of your home can have a significant effect on the rest of your living space.
These will force your heating and air conditioning systems to work harder, which causes your energy costs to rise. If you have utility equipment (like a furnace, a water heater, or their un-insulated pipes) in your crawl space, your heating and cooling bills can rise even higher.
Most homeowners don’t realize how important air sealing and insulating your crawl space is, and how crawl space insulation costs are almost always offset by future energy savings. As a result, they continue paying higher energy bills and suffering from unnecessary discomfort.
All homes are different, and some crawl spaces need more attention than others. In those cases, our crawl space encapsulation services can provide a moisture tight barrier to prevent water and mold from infiltrating your living spaces.
Picking the Right Kind of Insulation for Crawl Spaces
Properly installed insulation will increase your home’s comfort level, decrease utility bills and help keep mold, pests, and moisture at bay. To optimize your crawl space insulation, it’s important to install the right type, correct amount and use the proper installation techniques. WMGB technicians use a combination of rigid foam insulation for foundation walls as well as spray foam in crawl spaces for air sealing. Our highly trained installers will find the best solutions for your insulation needs.
We offer free estimates and our highly-trained installers can recommend the right types of insulation for your crawl space. You can even schedule a home energy audit for a thorough and comprehensive inspection of your home, including your crawl space. Contact WMGB today to help you solve your crawl space insulation problems.