Crawl Space & Basement Insulation
Save money with Foam Insulation!If you are looking to improve your HVAC's efficiency and reduce your overall utility bills, spray foam insulation is a perfect choice. A well-insulated house will operate at much better conditions, and with many Chapel Hill homes being over 100 years old, you cannot afford to overlook this great opportunity. Building codes are set to minimum acceptable standards and many homeowners are left holding the bill. Unfortunately, these building codes have yet to be updated to meet today's modern, efficiency standards. In our industry we see a lot of different products, but are the solution that fits every project and budget like foam.
Retro Fit vs New ConstructionAt Crawl Space & Basement Technologies, we focus on existing structures. New construction properties can be designed to hold large amount of insulation, which if the builder chooses, they can add the full amount of insulation needed to meet maximal efficiency.
Existing homes do not have this luxury. As most home ages, the existing insulation can break down and become laden with allergens causing health issues and poor utility performance. In our experience, we have found that older homes require retrofitting to establish a new energy efficiency target. Because existing homes have sheetrock and finished drywall already in place, a Retro-Fit house has 2 options, seal and insulate the crawlspace/basement and attic.
Crawl Space and Attic Insulation in Chapel HillCrawl Space Insulation is a process that can range from a simple R-19 replacement to a complete sealing and crawl space encapsulation. This means the specialists will use closed-cell spray foam or foam board on the wall of the crawl space. We also have other solutions to choose from for to properly seal your homes crawl space. After a thorough inspection, our team will report our findings to help you find the best option for your home. Attic Insulation has been virtually ignored by builders in recent years. An attic is another factor that contributes to poor quality air being pulled into the home from a crawl space. This is the second part of the "Stack Effect" or "Chimney Effect." In hot, humid climates, an attic can reach temperatures in excess of 165 degrees. Obviously this extra heat permeates into the rest of the house causing a loss of energy and HVAC efficiency. According to the EPA, an average home can lose over 40% of heated and cooled air from attic ventilation.
Avoid Rising Energy Costs with Spray Foam InsulationAre you looking to improve your energy bill in your Chapel Hill home? If so then the professionals of Crawl Space & Basement Technology are your answer! The benefits of Spray Foam Insulation cannot be beat. Spray insulation completely seals your basement or attic from air and moisture and reduces energy costs by preventing airflow that causes your HVAC system to work overtime. In addition, spray insulation prevents pollutants and allergens from entering your home, thus improving your air quality and protecting your family's health. What is Spray Foam Insulation? As a two-part mixture, the foam is applied by our highly trained insulation specialists. Our team will apply the foam to the inside surface of your walls, the underside of your roof and to the basement and crawl space. During application, the foam expands, filling cracks and crevices to completely seal any voids permanently. The special foam solution will adhere to all types of surfaces ranging from wood, masonry and metal. Why Spray Foam is a Better Choice than other Insulation?
- A high R-Value rating. Foam provides exceptional thermal performance by minimizing hot and cold spots. This improves efficiency and comfort in the home.
- Unlike fiberglass insulation, Foam adds structural integrity to the existing structure. The foam acts as padding and reduces weak points in the home.
- Additional moisture prevention. Closed Cell Spray Foam prevents moisture from accessing the wall cavity.