INSULATING YOUR CRAWL SPACE
To effectively insulate your crawl space for energy efficiency and to create a comfortable home, you need to properly control moisture in your crawl space.
Insulating a crawl space is influenced by whether its ventilated or unventilated. Traditionally, crawl spaces have been vented to prevent problems with moisture. Most building codes require vents to aid in removing moisture from the crawl space.
However, many building professionals now recognize that building an unventilated crawl space (or closing vents after the crawl space dries out following construction) is the best option in homes using proper moisture control and interior drainage techniques. There are two main reasons:
- Ventilation in the winter makes it difficult to keep crawl spaces warm
- Warm, moist outdoor air brought into the crawl space through foundation vents in the summer is often unable to dehumidify a crawl space. In fact, this moist outdoor air can lead to increased moisture levels in the crawl space.
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