Crawl spaces are often overlooked when builders are insulating a new home. It wasn’t common to insulate these spaces in the past, because it wasn’t believed to be necessary. However, we know better now and there is no time like the present to seal these significant sources of heat loss in your home. While crawl spaces are small and difficult to reach, modern technologies make it easy to insulate every inch of them so that you have an effective barrier against the elements outside.
Contact Rocket Insulation at (631) 750-9075 for more information about the steps we take to seal your crawl space and create an effective thermal barrier. We will answer your questions and tell you more about the products we recommend in Nassau and Suffolk counties.
Signs Your Crawl Space Needs Insulation
Higher energy bills are the most common indication that a crawl space is insufficiently insulated. You may also notice animal/insect infestations, drafts coming through the floor, wet insulation, compacting or settling. If you have an older home, you may even notice that your insulation materials are outdated or significantly damaged.
Are you concerned that you need better insulation in your crawl space? Contact Rocket Insulation at (631) 750-9075 to speak with our team about the problems you are experiencing. We’ll help you identify the cause and recommend the appropriate corrective action.
Benefits of Insulation in a Crawl Space
Sealing your crawl space against the elements is vital for preserving your home’s energy efficiency. Without proper insulation, heat and cool air are easily lost through the crawl space. Properly insulating your crawl space helps preserve the indoor air quality within your home and is vital for creating a reliable, efficient thermal barrier throughout the year.
Do you have questions about the benefits of insulating your crawl space? Contact Rocket Insulation at (631) 750-9075. Our team will answer your questions and tell you more about the many benefits our insulating products have to offer.
Types of Insulation That Can Go in a Crawl Space
Spray foam insulation or rigid foam board insulation is the best insulating materials for crawl spaces in New York. These provide an effective barrier and an efficient seal against heat loss. These materials do not absorb water, nor do they support mold/mildew growth. They also do not allow air to pass through. When properly applied, these materials will provide decades of reliable protection.
Contact Rocket Insulation at (631) 750-9075 for more information about the types of insulation we install in crawl spaces in Long Island.
What R-Value Is Recommended/Required for Crawl Spaces
New York building codes require that floors over a vented crawl space be insulated. This means that contractors are required to use the same R-value as the floor over an unconditioned basement. In New York, homeowners must have a minimum R-10/13 within a crawl space. This is sufficient to provide an effective thermal barrier that will protect your home from heat loss, drafts, etc.
Contact Rocket Insulation at (631) 750-9075 for more information about the required R-value for crawl spaces in Nassau and Suffolk counties. Our team will answer your questions and tell you more about the products we recommend for homeowners in your specific area.