Are you frustrated that even though spring is in full swing, your hardwood floors are cold in the morning? Believe it or not, it could be an issue with your crawl space. Crawl spaces that are not insulated and encapsulated can often be the source of this issue. Rest assured, it’s not a hard problem to address yourself, and we sell many of the supplies that you’ll need on our online DIY store. However, if you’re not up to the task of doing this by yourself there are many qualified professionals out there who can help you get the job done (like us, the crawl space encapsulation experts!). Read on for the details on just how an uninsulated crawl space can be responsible for cold floors.
There are many reasons why an unencapsulated crawl space can cause your floors to become cold. The first and most obvious reason is that the cold air from the outside passes unchecked into your crawl space which lowers the temperature in the crawl space and cools your floors. Encapsulating your crawl space includes a step of insulating it from the outside air. We typically insulate by removing the old fiberglass from the floor joists and then insulate the walls of the crawl space with foam board and finally seal off the vents to make it more difficult for air to enter the crawl space.
Once your crawl space has been insulated from the outside air, the results can be dramatic. Clients typically report reduced energy costs, elimination of smells and stale air in their home and warmer floors in the cold seasons! Disclaimer: of course every person will have different results depending on their climate and the condition of their home.
Having a cold floor is not the end of the world, but it can contribute to a feeling of grumpiness, which of course is not an ideal way to start your day. When you start your day off right, you feel more positive, optimistic and more things end up getting done. And if anything, everyone has a right to be at comfort in their own home.
And of course, foot discomfort is not the only issue that can result from a cold crawl space. Other issues such as condensation and mold can also result from extreme temperature differentials between the crawl space and your home. Mold is a particularly nasty situation that can arise as a result of condensation beads forming on your floor joists in the winter. Mold is more than just a mild annoyance, it can cause damage to your home as well as impact the health of your family and pets. As you can see an unencapsulated crawl space can cause various issues for your home, not just cold feet. Not that cold feet and cold floors aren’t annoying enough problems themselves (they are!).
So if you’re fed up with cold floors and cold feet and want it to just be warm already, or if you’re wanting to prevent future issues in your crawl space such as condensation and mold, consider getting your crawl space encapsulated. Recall that crawl space encapsulation is a process that includes many steps (including an insulation step) that can help raise the temperature in your crawls pace in the colder months. And we’re the experts at doing it! We have over fifty 5-star reviews from satisfied customers on Google. So don’t hesitate — give us a call today at 1-865-659-0390 or request a free digital assessment here. We’ll help you get those floors warm again in no time. Your feet will thank you!