With little to no insulation in the crawl space, Michigan homeowners could be quite uncomfortable in their homes and facing several problems, including high energy bills.
Signs and Symptoms Your Crawl Space Insulation May Need Updating
Here are some of the signs that it may be time to update the insulation in your crawl space:
- Cold floors.
- The ductwork in the crawl space is cold, which contributes to cold air flowing through the house.
- The pipes in the crawl space freeze and sometimes burst.
- Fiberglass insulation in the crawl space may be sagging.
If you have experienced any of these signs or symptoms it could be time to update your crawl space insulation, as well as continuing your research.
The Best Crawl Space Insulation
The two main insulation options for a crawl space are spray foam and fiberglass. Both insulation materials come with their own set of pros and cons.
A number of contractors may offer several different kinds of insulation materials, while others are very specialized in one specific type. With more than 15 years of experience, we know that to really solve the issues of cold floors, an uncomfortable home, and high energy bills is to install spray foam. That’s why all we work with is foam insulation.
Spray foam insulation is a perfect fit for the crawl space, as it expands to fill all the nooks and crannies. Spray foam also provides the critical air seal that keeps the cool air in your home during the summer and the warm air inside during the winter.
Crawl Space Insulation Installation
If you decide your home is in need of a crawl space insulation update, the installation process is quick and easy.
For the spray foam to do its job properly, the old fiberglass insulation will need to be removed. Our removal crew will roll up the old fiberglass, placing it in large bags, and then dispose of it. It’s a dirty job, but our removal crews are experts at getting the space nice and ready for the spray foam insulation installation.
If there is ductwork and mechanical present in the crawl space, we recommend laying plastic down on the ground and then spraying the crawl space walls as well as the rim joist. Doing this will seal off the foundation of your home, allowing the crawl space to be around the same temperature as the rest of the home.
An added bonus of this insulation method is that the heat from the mechanical in the crawl space will move freely through the floors, adding even more comfort.
If there is no mechanical or ductwork present, crews would instead spray the underside of the floor to air seal the crawl space completely from the rest of the home.
Spray Foam Insulation Crawl Space Cost
The size of the area to be insulated is by far the biggest factor when determining the cost to insulate a crawl space with spray foam.
The average cost to insulate most crawl spaces with spray foam varies between $1,150 and $2,500 before any discounts and rebates.
Additional Crawl Space Insulation Resources
- How Much Does Insulating a Crawl Space with Spray Foam Cost in an Existing Home? (Prices/Rates/Factors)
- Crawl Space Insulation Problems: Watch Out for These 6 Issues
- What is the Best Crawl Space Insulation? (Spray Foam vs Fiberglass)
- Insulating a Crawl Space with Spray Foam
Learn More or Request Your Free Estimate
Updating the insulation in your crawl space is a big decision. That’s why we have created a comprehensive learning center to help homeowners learn more about foam insulation so they can make the best decision for their home.
If you have hit the point in your research and you would like to schedule a free in-home estimate, please fill out the form on this page or call our office at 866-900-3626.