Is Your Home Suffering From a Cold Crawl Space?
Are your floors cold to the touch even thought your crawl space is fully insulated?
Are you cranking up the thermostat just to keep some of your rooms comfortable?
Why is Your Crawl Space So Cold in Fall and Winter?
The biggest issue is that your crawl space is not sealed. Sure, you inflated the ceiling (under the floors in your main home),
and you may have even insulated the walls of the space.
But, if your crawl space has a dirt floor, it will remain cold. And, it will be come cold enough to overpower the insulation, making the floors of your main home cold as well.
- Dirt floors also lead to dampness, which keeps the area cold yet humid, which will give rise to mold growth.
- It is not uncommon to find mold growing between the ceiling and the insulation in a craw space that is freezing during winter.
This dampness also leads to moisture which will cause insulation to sag, giving cold air the perfect entry way into your house.
Fiberglass insulation isn’t strong enough to combat the sheer amount of cold air forcing it’s way into your crawl space.
The area around the space’s entry way is more than likely not fully sealed. This plus dirt floor gives frigid air an easy path inside.
How to Fix a Cold Crawl Space
The easiest, and most cost effective, way to stop the cold air is to encapsulate your crawl space.
This seals the entire area, keeping cold air, hot air (in summer), moisture, dampness, and mold out of your home.