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’s 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 you have an effective barrier against the elements.
Contact Rocket Insulation at (631) 750-9075 for more information about how we seal your crawl space and create an effective thermal barrier.
Signs Your Crawl Space Needs Insulation
Are you wondering if your home needs crawl space insulation? Here are the primary signs it’s time to insulate your crawl space:
- Higher energy bills
- Animal/insect infestations
- Drafts coming through the floor
- Wet insulation
- Compacting or settling
- Outdated or significantly damaged insulation materials
If you’ve noticed any of these signs, it may be time to ask an expert about insulating your home’s crawl space.
Think you need better insulation in your crawl space? Contact Rocket Insulation to speak with our team.
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 in your home and is vital for creating a reliable, efficient thermal barrier throughout the year.
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 of our insulating products.
Which Insulation Is Best for Your Crawl Space?
Spray foam insulation or rigid foam board insulation is the best insulating material for crawl spaces in New York. These provide an effective barrier and an efficient seal against heat loss. These materials don’t absorb water or support mold/mildew growth.
They also don’t allow air to pass through. When properly applied, these materials will provide decades of reliable protection.
Contact Rocket Insulation for more about the types of insulation we install in crawl spaces on 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 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 in 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 about the required R-value for crawl spaces in Nassau and Suffolk, NY.
Why Choose Rocket Insulation?
Rocket Insulation is a part of the Installed Building Products Family of Companies and serves Long Island, NY, and surrounding areas. We’re your trusted source for professional home or commercial insulation services.
We provide insulation and waterproofing, all with one goal in mind: making your life easier. Builders, contractors and homeowners know they can count on us to get the job done correctly, on time, on budget and safely.
- An emphasis on a tight thermal envelope and quality control
- The highest quality products from industry-leading manufacturers
- Top-rated reviews on Yelp and Google