So what is encapsulated insulation you ask? Encapsulated insulation is fiberglass insulation that comes wrapped in a polyethylene vapor retarder.
When insulating your crawlspace, you have several options. In our 20 years of service here on the Jersey Shore, we have found encapsulated insulation to be one of the best when it comes to insulating your crawlspace, basement, or attic.
What is R-Value, or Retention Value?
Retention or commonly referred to as “R-Value” is the capacity of an insulating material to resist heat flow, the higher the R-Value, the greater the insulating power.
The Importance of Insulating Your Crawlspace Right the First Time
Being a homeowner at the Jersey Shore possesses certain challenges with the inherently moist environment of crawlspaces and basements. When it comes to insulating, it’s imperative to make sure that key factors be evaluated and addressed with an insulation installation.
- That the exposed wood structure be analyzed and treat any presence of wood destroying organisms (mold, mildew, termites, wood boring beetles, etc.).
- That encapsulation components be in place such as vapor barrier, dehumidifiers, and other measures, be in place prior to installation to ensure that your crawlspace is free of excessive humidity and moisture conditions.
With an installation of encapsulated floor insulation with Jersey Shore Crawlspace, our technicians analyze the wood structure prior to install to ensure that the insulation going up does not cover any issues with the wood, previous to installation. This allows for us to check for mold, mildew, termites, and other wood destroying organisms, and address accordingly.
Benefits of Encapsulated Insulation
- Improves indoor air quality
- Saves you money on utility bills
- Provides a comfortable home
Kraft, or Open Faced Insulation Is Not Suggested When Insulating Your Crawlspace, Basement, or Attic
With Kraft, or Open Faced Insulation, you run the risk of losing your investment into insulating your home. This type of insulation can retain moisture, very close to the wood structure and promote conditions where mold can grow. This type of insulation can retain moisture and diminish Retention Value over time.
Prior to insulating, we provide a full evaluation to see if you have any issues relating to your indoor air quality. This is to ensure you and your family’s health isn’t being affected by this issue. We check on issues with your previous insulation such as rips in the material, falling pieces, moisture on the insulation, and other issues. It is imperative to ensure your insulation is up to date, so contact us to book an evaluation!