Many homes have crawlspaces, but too few of them have the proper insulation. Crawlspace insulation is essential not only for your crawlspace, but for the rest of your home. Here, we discuss the reasons why you should install insulation for your crawlspace.
To support existing insulation
Chances are you have insulation all around your home. However, insulation will only work if other parts of your home are insulated as well. Without crawlspace insulation, cold air will still seep into your home during the wintertime, no matter how much insulation you may have in your living room or attic. As such, by installing crawlspace insulation, you are supporting your existing insulation as well.
To save energy and money
As we said before, without crawlspace insulation, cold air will still seep into your home during the winter, and escape during the summer. As a result, your HVAC system will work overtime to compensate for this loss. This will not only be a huge waste of energy, but a waste of money as well. Installing crawlspace insulation may cost more up front, but it can save you hundreds in the long run.
To increase market value
A home without crawlspace insulation will not sell for as much as one with crawlspace insulation. So, even if you’re not planning to live in your home for much longer, we still recommend installing this type of insulation. Doing so can help you get more money when your home is placed on the market.