Crawl Space Insulation Installation in New Jersey

Crawl Space Insulation Installation in New Jersey

Fiberglass batts insulation

Hidden beneath your home, you may not think about your crawl space very often, let alone how well it’s insulated. But it’s easier than you may think to tell if you need more insulation in your crawl space.

If you have higher energy bills than expected and fluctuating indoor temperatures, these are common signs that you need more insulation. You may also have pest/animal infestations beneath your home, mold and mildew growth, visible moisture and visible compaction.

Let the team at Eastern Contractor Services help you identify the best way to protect your home and deliver the comfort you desire. Contact us to speak with our professional insulation experts.

Benefits of Adequate Crawl Space Insulation

The right amount of insulation creates the right amount of comfort. Having the proper R-value at the correct depth will help you stay comfortable and prevent your monthly utility bills from rising. It will also help protect your home from mold/mildew damage, improve indoor air quality and more.

Adding crawl space insulation in New Jersey is an investment in your comfort, your health and the value of your home. It will protect you against rising energy bills, reduce indoor air pollution and ensure you have consistent comfort all year.

Contact Eastern Contractor Services to learn more about the insulation products we offer.

Signs You Need To Replace Your Crawl Space Insulation

Possibly the most noticeable (and stressful) sign you need new crawl space insulation comes during or after a big freeze. Broken pipes (and the mess and plumbing repairs they bring) are a big sign that your crawl space isn’t well insulated.

Here are additional signs you need crawl space insulation:

  • Animal/pest infestation: Take action immediately if your old crawl space insulation has signs of:
    • Bats
    • Mice/rats
    • Raccoons/opossums
    • Snakes
    • Squirrels
  • Damp/wet insulation: It must be removed as soon as possible.
  • Drafts from the flooring: Insufficient crawl space insulation can cause cold/warm air drafts from your flooring.
  • Higher monthly energy bills: If you suspect you’re heating or cooling the outdoors, you probably are. When your HVAC system is working overtime to compensate for energy loss, your attic or crawl space insulation is usually the culprit.
  • Inconsistent indoor temperatures: As insulation ages and shifts, outdoor air can get into your crawl space and affect the air temperature in one or more rooms.
  • Insulation compacting/settling: Crawl space insulation takes it tougher than interior insulation. Over the years, it “compacts” and loses effectiveness.
  • Mold or mildew: You risk poor IAQ (indoor air quality) when crawl space insulation is moldy/mildewy.
  • Old/inadequate batt insulation (installed before 2000): Older insulation materials have a shorter lifespan than those we use today.
  • Visible decay/rot: If your crawl space insulation is visibly damaged, don’t delay having it removed/replaced.

Working with insulation materials is messy, dangerous to your health and time-consuming. Before you tackle a DIY insulation removal or installation, let’s talk about professional insulation services.

The health risks from improper insulation removal aren’t worth it, and poorly installed insulation leaves you right back where you started (or worse).

Crawl space insulation from Eastern Contractor Services can lower monthly energy bills almost immediately. Insulation is one of the main energy-saving initiatives for our area. You may qualify for federal tax rebates and state tax discounts.

The professionals at Eastern Contractor Services will always provide the most effective, affordable insulation services for your home or commercial property.

Contact the team at Eastern Contractor Services today to learn more and get started.

What’s the Best Insulation for Your Crawl Space?

Crawl spaces often have moisture intrusion, so it’s crucial to choose your insulation carefully. Rigid foam insulation boards are easily installed and help prevent mold, mildew and gases from entering the home.

Spray foam is ideal because it’s impervious to moisture penetration. As it expands and sets, spray foam insulation creates a solid protective layer that insects, rodents and other pests can’t easily infiltrate.

It’s important to remember that closed-cell spray foam insulation is the only type of insulation approved and supported by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). It also meets design standards for flood damage resistance.

For these reasons and many others, we strongly recommend using closed-cell spray foam insulation in all crawl spaces along the Jersey Shore or anywhere prone to flooding.

We’ll ensure your home’s insulation complies with your homeowners insurance requirements, building codes and more.

Contact Eastern Contractor Services today to learn more.

Importance of Professional Insulation Installation for Your Home

Whether for fiberglass batts, foam board or spray foam insulation, you want to hire a professional to perform the task. While insulation may seem like an easy “do it yourself” project, it requires strict adherence to every detail, building codes and more.

A professional will ensure any wet and compacted insulation is removed from the crawl space. This is crucial because damp insulation can facilitate bacterial growth and negatively impact the indoor air quality of your home if it’s not removed.

Contact Eastern Contractor Services for more information about the crawl space insulation we recommend in New Jersey.

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