Most homes have inadequate insulation in their attics and crawlspace. Most commonly what we find is the amount of insulation in the attic equals to what you have in your walls (roughly R-13 to R-19). It is highly recommended to have the insulation level of your attic at R-39 or above (R-60 being the maximum effectiveness).
Crawlspace Encapsulations are necessary when you have a major moisture issue under your home. High moisture can lead to mold, mildew and wood rot. By encapsulating the crawlspace and installing a dehumidification system and sump pump (in extreme situations) it will remove the moisture from the crawlspace and create an environment that is mold and mildew free.
There are instances when the installation of an electronic air cleaner is just not enough. It is only placing a band aid on a much bigger problem. We provide home encapsulation services including sealing as well as insulating attics and crawlspaces. Attic or crawlspace encapsulation is a process that involves waterproofing, sealing, as well as insulating the attic or crawl space.
Parts of the house with high humidity, like the crawl spaces as well as the attics, are always subjected to rot and mold. As time goes by, this could lead to serious financial and physical damage to your house. The best method to protect your biggest investment, your home, is to take a few simple steps and be proactive in making sure that you have a healthy living space. If your crawl space is correctly sealed from outdoor air and humidity, you are going to find that it will lead to significant energy savings and improved indoor air quality.
Another great benefit of attic or crawlspace encapsulation is the removal of rodents and other pests. With an area that is left unsealed, darkness and moisture lurks, which eventually becomes a refuge for insects and animals. By encapsulating these areas, you will be able to prevent these areas from rotting or becoming overly moist.
Insects and animals will have a harder time to break through plastic and the barrier will prevent them from gaining access altogether. For a preventive point of view, the plastic used in the encapsulation process is clear, which means it will provide exterminators the ability to determine if there are any termites. Meanwhile, encapsulation will also help keep the bugs out of your home and likewise removes the threat of any airborne feces from the rodents.
If you are searching for ways to prevent rot and mold or you have an existing situation that requires immediate attention, DuctWorks Heating and Cooling, Inc. will help you find the best solution for your requirements and budget with an initial consultation as well as analysis of your house, from the crawl space to the attic. We offer several other solutions including heating and air services.
Call DuctWorks Heating and Cooling, Inc. for more details about attic/crawlspace encapsulation.
DuctWorks Heating and Cooling, Inc
303 Main St
North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582