When you think about making upgrades and changes to your home, if you are like most homeowners, your immediate ideas will be relative to making changes to the interior of the home. However, there is one change you can make to your home that will make a huge difference in its overall functionality and safety and this upgrade happens in an area that you may never even go: the crawlspace. Crawlspace encapsulation is quickly becoming one of the most common ways to upgrade an existing home, and it is for good reason. Here is a quick look at the advantages of crawlspace encapsulation that you should get familiar with as a homeowner.
Crawlspace encapsulation creates better air quality for your home.
A crawlspace is often looked at as an outside area of the home that really has no major connection. However, the quality of the air trapped in a crawlspace could easily affect the home above it. If you have mold and mildew issues under your house, it is likely that the air quality inside your home will also be compromised, for example. Crawlspace encapsulation not only protects the crawlspace with sealed barriers from the outside, it also means sealing off the crawlspace from the rest of the house.
Crawlspace encapsulation helps prevent problems with pests.
If pests can make their way into a crawlspace, chances are, they can also find their way into he rest of the house. Bugs, spiders, and small critters find the crawlspace a logical nesting place because it is out of sight, away from human interference, and often provides easy access to food and water supplies. With the crawlspace encapsulated, pests will not be able to make their way into this hidden area so easily.
Crawlspace encapsulation offers a major boost to a home's energy efficiency.
Most people think of heat loss or cooled air loss as something that occurs from within the house, like around the doors or even through heat transfer at the roof. However, you could also see your home harder to heat and cool because the crawlspace beneath it is not amply protected. Crawlspace encapsulation offers a major boost to your home's energy efficiency without lot of work.
The fact is, crawlspace encapsulation is one of those home upgrades that can offer an array of unexpected benefits for your home. If you would like to know more about crawlspace encapsulation, contact a contractor, like one from Atlantic Heating and Cooling, who specializes in the upgrade today.