Basement insulation is beneficial because it can save you money on heating in your home. It provides a dry and healthy living area for you and your family. A dry basement is important because it is less likely to be prone to foster insect or termite activity.
In addition, you want to have a dry basement area because it helps to avoid any mold-like substance issues that can occur.
In the summer, it helps keep cool air in, and in the winter, helps keep warm air in.
Money is obviously a key thought when it comes to making an improvement in your home. Our focus always is on saving you money. Second to the attic, insulation in the crawlspace and basement has the biggest impact on energy consumption.
Our insulation installation services pay for themselves over time by saving our customers on average 17% on their heating and cooling bills throughout the year. We not only look to insulate your home properly, but to take it a step further and identify any other areas that are commonly missed like foundation cracks and air leaks.
These areas can cause a significant increase in energy costs. It’s also good for the environment! Insulation helps reduce the amount of greenhouse gasses.
Improved Indoor Air Quality
We perform an evaluation of your basement before insulating, as this helps to identify any issues related to indoor air quality. We all care about our family’s health and well-being. When replacing insulation, it helps reduce the flow of harmful air particles into your home—but that’s only half the battle.
We make sure the insulation is not covering up any existing problems with the wood structure such as damp rot, mold, mildew, or fungus. Our inspections include moisture testing to determine if there are any issues that can lead to mold or mildew growth as well to help protect your family and your investment.
Spring and Summer Benefits
Insulation not only helps you during the colder months, it allows your air conditioner to work less over the summer. This, in turn, can help provide a cooler summer. Who doesn’t love that?! By closing off the building envelope to the warm weather and high humidity, you will have an even more enjoyable experience here at the Jersey Shore!
Protect the Value of Your Home
By protecting the health and comfort of your home with insulation, you are simultaneously protecting the value and investment you’ve made into your home. This will not only help protect you from costly repairs down the road, but it will help you if you ever find yourself in the process of selling your home.
Efficient Types of Insulation for the Basement
When it comes time to insulate or re-insulate your basement, it is important to consider the basement conditions prior to selecting the type of insulation for the installation.
Our diagnostics performed during your Basement Evaluation help to outline the pros and cons of each approach, and to outline the various benefits to energy savings, r-value and more.
Encapsulated Floor Insulation
Encapsulated floor insulation is housed in a polyethylene vapor retarder.
This material helps to protect the insulation from the inherently moist environment of the basement.
Encapsulated insulation performs better than that of Kraft Faced, or Open Faced Insulation as it comes with the added level of protection of the vapor retarder.
Rigid Foam Board Insulation
Rigid Foam Board Insulation is moisture resistant and does not lose R-Value when exposed to water.
This type of insulation helps to close the building envelope off where it meets the exterior of the home, and it helps to seal off any minor air leaks on the foundation wall.
Rigid Foam Board Insulation is a great approach for Basements prone to water issues.
Here at Jersey Shore Crawlspace, we offer the highest quality of defense against damp basements, energy efficiency, and other issues that can occur in homes with basements. We offer both encapsulated floor insulation and foundation sidewall insulation. Insulating your basement benefits your home because it lowers energy costs and improves your indoor air quality.
Book an Evaluation
Having one of our trained technicians out to your home to ensure there are no issues will benefit you by reducing energy consumption, lowers moisture content, and increases indoor comfort. Prior to insulating, we provide a full evaluation to see if your home has any issues relating to your indoor air quality. Contact us today to book an evaluation!