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Kalamazoo, Lansing, Grand Rapids, Traverse City
Monday, November 5th, 2018 by Amanda Waldmann
I think it’s safe to say that we’re firmly into fall. It’s always difficult to make the declaration, because Michigan is a state where the temperatures can span 50 degrees in three days and you can never really put away “seasonal” clothes. Because it’s always every season.
But the weather forecast is sticking to the 30s and 40s and there’s even a chance of snow this week, so we’re going to say it’s fall and talk about the issues that can arise with that.
As the temperatures drop outside, they drop in your basement and/or crawl space, too. And any air under your home eventually makes it up into your home due to the stack effect. If you’ve noticed your floors getting colder even though you have the heat turned up, you can blame the stack effect, and your basement or crawl space.
Insulation is the answer, right? Yes and no. Traditional fiberglass insulation (the fluffy pink stuff) is often used top to bottom in a home, but it’s a terrible choice for areas prone to moisture, as it absorbs the moisture and harbors mold.
Luckily, we offer a variety of insulation products that will not only keep cold air out of your home, but they work in conjunction with your waterproofing system. The products, from SilverGlo wall panels to FrothPak spray insulation, are all inorganic and waterproof, which means they won’t grow mold or break down from exposure to moisture.
In addition to making your home and your life more comfortable, insulating your basement or crawl space can also save you money by making your home more efficient and lowering your energy bills. If you’re tired of having cold feet, call today to schedule your free inspection.