The winter is finally here, and you have probably turned on your heat by now. If you find that one room of your home is continually cold even though the rest of the home is the right temperature, it may be time to consider a vapor barrier in your crawl space. Find out how it works, what the benefits are, and how to get it installed with the information below.
Why is it Cold in Only One Room?
There are a few reasons that it may be cold in only one room of your home. One of these reasons is that the room is not insulated while the rest of the house is. How can this happen? This happens if the room is an addition to the home and was not insulated properly. This can lead to a much colder room. Another reason a room might be colder is if the windows are not sealed properly. If this is the case, you can call a professional to seal and repair your windows or cover your windows with plastic for the winter. However, if you’ve looked into both of these options and you’re still having one cold room while all of the others are a good temperature, you may be having problems with your crawl space. In this case, a vapor barrier can be the best option to seal and insulate your crawl space from water and cold.
What is a Vapor Barrier?
A vapor barrier is a material that protects against moisture entering through the wall, ceiling, and floors. Essentially, a vapor barrier’s job is to create a layer of protection between your home and the dirt crawl space beneath it. It’s also useful as an energy-saving method so you can lower your heating bills while ensuring that your home feels more comfortable. This is especially nice in the winter season when bills tend to skyrocket as temperatures outside drop.
Here at KC Waterproofing, we recommend having the CrawlShield Encapsulation System installed in your dirt crawl space. It takes less than a day to install and you’ll have the best crawl space application on the market, with noticeable results on every level of your home.
Advantages of a Vapor Barrier
While the obvious advantages of the crawl space vapor barrier are that you will not have to deal with a cold room or cold spots in other areas of the house during the winter season, there are a few others. One of these is that a vapor barrier will also protect against water and pests that try to enter your crawl space. This in itself is worth the investment. However, a vapor barrier is also easy to install, improves air quality by eliminating breeding grounds for mold and mildew, saves on your utility bills by insulating the area, and gives you use of your crawl space. You can use it for storage without worrying that things will get dirty or destroyed by water and pests.
Don't Struggle with Cold Temperatures, Install a Vapor Barrier
The cold can be miserable. Don’t let it get you down this winter–get a vapor barrier installation from KC Waterproofing. We are the leading moisture control contractor in Kansas City and the surrounding areas. All of our inspectors and contractors are certified and professionally trained, and we strive to provide the best service possible to our customers. Call us today to get scheduled for a free estimate.