The Toler Insulating Team Are Crawl Space Insulation Experts
Crawl spaces are not thought of as important features of your property — they are often overlooked in favor of other areas of the home. If not properly addressed with crawl space insulation, they can create problems for the rest of your home and for your family.
Crawl spaces are susceptible to moisture and deterioration problems because of the humidity in soil which can cause them 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 space, these problems can be reduced. Toler Insulating offers crawl space insulation in Lynchburg where we help our customers understand the similarities and differences between crawl space insulation and crawl space encapsulation, and which is best for their home.
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 spaces do not have vents, or they have the vents removed and blocked. They contain a vapor barrier on the ground sealed to the exterior walls of the space, 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 spaces have many advantages over their vented counterparts, such as an average 15% savings on heating and cooling costs, humidity controls that hinder the growth of mold and mildew, warmer floors in the winter, and better indoor air quality to name a few. Conditioned spaces can be designed and implemented at the time of construction or retrofitted into most existing homes that have a vented 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 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. We make the crawl space encapsulation cost or crawl space insulation cost worth every penny.
To learn more about crawl space insulation in Lynchburg and request a proposal for a free evaluation of your property, contact us today. We look forward to discussing recommendations with you for the best insulation for crawl space projects, and whether crawl space encapsulation or crawl space insulation is best for your home.