Crawl Space Insulation Experts in Lynchburg, VA
Crawl spaces are not thought of as important features of your property. Many times, crawl spaces are overlooked and attention is given to other areas of the home. If not properly addressed, crawl spaces can create problems for the rest of your home and for your family.
Crawl spaces are susceptible to moisture and deterioration problems. This is because of humidity in soil which can cause a crawl space to become damp. This damp environment can be unhealthy, harbor mold and create an ideal living space for pests. By properly insulating and conditioning your crawl space, these problems can be reduced. Toler Insulating has helped our customers in and around Lynchburg, Virginia improve their crawl spaces.
Non-Vented / Conditioned Crawl Space
A conditioned or non-vented crawl space is one that does not have any venting to the outside, and typically has a supply vent from the heating and cooling system in place. Conditioned crawl spaces do not have vents, or have the vents removed and blocked. They contain a vapor barrier on the ground sealed to the crawl space exterior walls, and sealed at all seams, as well as insulation on the exterior walls and band, usually in the form of spray foam, vinyl backed fiberglass, or foam board insulation.
Conditioned crawl spaces have many advantages over traditional vented crawl spaces such as an average 15% savings on heating and cooling costs, humidity control which hinders the ability for mold and mildew growth, warmer floors in the winter, and better indoor air quality to name a few. Conditioned crawl spaces can be designed and implemented at the time of construction or retrofitted into most existing homes that have a vented crawl space.
Vented Crawl Space
Vented crawl spaces are very common in this area and more often than not are either under insulated or not insulated at all. While vented crawl spaces can suffer from high humidity, mold, and mildew, Toler Insulating has the knowledge and expertise to help you minimize any negative effects, as well as increase the comfort and energy efficiency of your home.
Give us a call or request a proposal today for a free evaluation of your crawl space and recommendations on how it can be improved.