Month: December 2019

Crawl Space Insulation spray foam application

How to Insulate a Crawl Space

Crawl space insulation in Marietta, GAIf you are like most homeowners, you do not pay much attention to your home’s crawl space. If a crawl space is not properly insulated and sealed it can cause significant issues for your home’s comfort and indoor air quality. A properly insulated crawl space can make your home more energy efficient and lower your energy bills.

Luck Insulation offers crawl space encapsulation to help those in Marietta and North Georgia with problems caused by this space beneath your home. We offer crawl space encapsulation services throughout the Marietta, GA area. Properly encapsulating your crawl space can help protect your home’s foundation from moisture damage, improve your home’s indoor air quality and help protect any mechanicals located in your crawl space.

When a crawl space is encapsulated, a poly liner is sealed to the wall of the crawl space with spray foam insulation. This helps minimize moisture issues caused by damp soil. Once encapsulated, your home’s crawl space can be used for additional storage.

Reduce crawl space issues and contact Luck Insulation about crawl space encapsulation. We serve customers around Marietta, Georgia and across north Georgia.

Crawl Space Insulation

What is a Crawl Space?

Crawl spaceA crawl space is a vacant area under the floor of your home between the ground and the first floor. It is typically one to three feet in height. It allows enough space for someone to crawl into it, which is the reason for its name.

The crawl space raises your home above the ground. This creates an area for systems that would usually be located in a basement including HVAC, plumbing, electrical wiring, insulation and duct work.

Crawl spaces are less expensive to build than basements. In some areas of the country basements cannot be accommodated due to the water table, making crawl spaces necessary.

If your home has a crawl space it is important that it is properly insulated and sealed. Crawl space encapsulation protects mechanicals in the crawl space and helps improve the air quality inside your home. If your home needs crawl space encapsulation, contact Luck Insulation. Our crawl space insulation experts will recommend the right solution for your home.

Blown-in insulation at Luck Insulation

What is Insulation Made of?

Blown-in insulation at Luck InsulationThere are many types of insulation to choose from when insulating your home. Understanding the differences can help determine why one type of insulation is right for your project. Here are some of the most common types of insulation:

  • Batt insulation is also known as blanket insulation. It is commonly made of fiberglass, which is recycled glass material. Batt insulation is commonly installed in open wall cavities walls, floors, ceilings and other small spaces.
  • Blown-in insulation is also known as loose-fill insulation. Blown-in insulation is a loose version of other common insulation products including cellulose, fiberglass or mineral wool. These pieces are “blown in” to open cavities like attics or dense packed into closed spaces like existing walls.
  • Spray foam insulation comes in open-cell or closed-cell types. Both types are made with polyurethane. Closed-cell spray foam is denser than open-cell and has a higher R-value. R-value can vary slightly by manufacturer.

To determine the best type of insulation for your home or office, contact the professionals at Luck Insulation. We serve homeowners around Marietta, Georgia and provide expert insulation services for existing homes.