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Crawl Space Inspection in Charlotte, NC & Charleston, SC

Crawl Space Inspection in Charlotte, NC

Times flies and it is already spring! We will enjoy more sunshine and warmer weather. But it also means winter snow and ice will be melting and we can expect spring showers.

It is important to make sure that your crawl space is in good condition so water does not enter and your home maintains its structural integrity.

To prepare your home for spring, keep these tips in mind when you examine your crawl space:

INSULATION
If your crawl space is correctly insulated and conditioned, the floors in your home will sustain a more even temperature. Consider using spray foam insulation if you decide to insulate your crawl space. One benefit of spray foam is that it insulates, seals cracks and other penetration points in one process.

You can add storage space and increase the square footage of your home by totally sealing your crawl space (also known as a conditioned crawl space).

CRACKS
The formation of cracks in your crawl space walls is common. These cracks should be sealed to keep moisture and pests out of your crawl space. Spray foam can help by insulating and air sealing in one step.

DRAINAGE
By directing drainage away from your foundation you will help keep water from coming into your crawl space. With proper drainage away from your home, water will flow away from your crawl space. If you notice that water is pooling around your home, it is time to call a landscape architect or other professional to correct this issue by adding grading around your home.

With the arrival of Spring, now is a great time to check out your crawl space. Contact our office to schedule a free estimate. Give us a call if you have other crawl space or insulation questions!

Crawl Space Inspection in Charlotte, NC & Charleston, SC

3 Best Ways to Insulate Your Attics

Ways to Insulate Attic in Charlotte, NC & Charleston, SC

When it comes to upgrading insulation in a home, the first area that comes to mind is the attic. Do you know why insulation in an attic is an important part of your home’s overall insulation system? Buildings have a natural airflow that draws inside air up and out. Adding insulation and sealing air leaks in an attic helps heated air stay inside your home. It also stops your HVAC system from running unnecessarily and helps keep energy bills in line.

There are three ways to insulate your attic – adding blown fiberglass, air sealing and insulating with fiberglass or insulating with spray foam.

  • Adding blown fiberglass insulation to an existing attic increases R-value by adding a fresh blanket of insulating protection to your home. This is a basic method of upgrading attic insulation and a cost-effective option.
  • Sealing air leaks and upgrading insulation dramatically improves home energy efficiency. In an existing home, attic insulation is removed and penetration points around the attic floor are sealed. After air sealing is complete, a fresh blanket of blown fiberglass insulation is installed. In a new home, penetration points around the attic floor are sealed before insulation is installed.
  • Installing spray foam insulation in an existing attic or the attic of a new home can optimize energy protection. Insulation is removed from the attic of an existing home and spray foam is installed along the roofline. This creates a thermal barrier along the attic ceiling to allow for storage along the attic floor. Spray foam insulation can be installed along the roofline of a new home as part of the construction process.

Adding insulation to your attic is one of the most cost-effective ways to save money on your energy bills each month. Wondering if your home could benefit from additional attic insulation? Contact us for a free estimate.