Upgrade your insulation, lower your energy costs
If your home is more than 15 years old, there is a good chance keeping it cool and comfortable is costing you thousands of dollars every year, largely unnecessarily.
Why is that? Because home energy efficiency and insulation technology have made a lot of progress in the last 15 years–but NC building codes don’t reflect these advancements.
Building insulation codes are in place to set a MINIMUM standard–a standard which is, unfortunately, pretty low.
If your home meets only these minimum standards, then you are getting hit with a double-whammy. Not only are you paying for the energy your home is losing, your HVAC unit is working overtime to compensate–which can significantly reduce it’s lifespan.
Cary’s Retrofitting Specialists
It’s easy to incorporate energy efficiency and insulation advancements into the design of a new home.
But bringing an existing home up to today’s standards takes true expertise.
At Crawl Space & Basement Technologies, we work only on existing Cary homes. Our highly-trained specialists have the experience necessary to tackle the diverse and sometimes complex challenges of retrofitting an older home for maximum energy efficiency. We will help you find a solution for your unique situation, no matter what the challenge or budget.
Your Home and Energy Loss
A home’s two biggest energy “thieves” are typically your attic and your crawl space.
Unfortunately, most older homes were built without attic insulation. This can lead to incredibly hot attic temperatures (165 degrees or more!), which can damage your stored items and significantly impact the temperature of the rest of your home.
Cary’s hot, humid climate, in conjunction with an uninsulated attic, leads to something called the “stack effect”–where the hot air outside of your air-conditioned house pushes cooler indoor air down from the ceiling and out of cracks in your crawl space or basement. This can lead to the loss of up to 40% of your conditioned air, according to the EPA.
Similarly, crawl spaces that have no insulation also lead to large quantities of lost energy, contribute greatly to poor air quality and leave your home primed for moisture and mold issues. (Read more HERE about what exactly happens in crawlspace.)
Upgrade your Insulation, Save on Energy Costs
Crawl Space Insulation replacement can be relatively simple process. Some homes only need an R-19 replacement, while others require a complete encapsulation and sealing of the crawl space. A complete sealing uses closed-cell spray foam or foam board on the walls of your crawl space. Our experts will do a full investigation and evaluation of your crawl space and work with you to determine the solution that will best meet your needs and budget.
Spray Foam Insulation for Attics and Crawl Spaces
Spray foam is one of the most universal, budget-friendly options to improve your home’s energy efficiency.
In a nutshell, our trained specialists will spray a foam mixture onto the inside of your home’s walls, the underside of your roof, and throughout the basement or crawl space. The foam then expands to seal cracks and voids to stop energy leakage and creating an additional barrier to heat/air transfer.
Why is Spray Foam Better than Other Types of Insulation?
- A high R-Value Foam provides exceptional thermal performance by minimizing hot and cold spots.
- Acts as padding and reduces weak points.Unlike fiberglass insulation, foam provides additional structural integrity to your home.
- Additional moisture prevention. As a secondary vapor barrier, the foam prevents moisture from accessing the wall cavity.
You can’t beat the benefits of Spray Foam Insulation! It seals your home from air and moisture, reduces your utility bills, strengthens your home and protects your family’s health from dangerous mold, pollutants, and allergens.
Crawl Space & Basement Technologies – Cary’s Insulation Experts!
If your home’s utility costs are more than you think is reasonable, then the likely culprit is low efficiency due to poor insulation quality. This can be solved quickly with a call to Crawl Space & Basement Technologies. Our experts will inspect your current insulation and determine the best solution for you.