What are Crawlspace Vapor Barriers and Why They Are Important?

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What are Crawlspace Vapor Barriers?

Crawlspace vapor barriers are made up of polyethylene sheets, and they are typically reinforced by polyester. Crawlspace vapor barriers also have an antimicrobial finish applied to them to prevent bacteria growth. These barriers are designed to prevent the moisture in crawlspaces from evaporating, and they also diminish the passage of water vapor to the ground above. Crawlspace vapor barriers will greatly reduce the amount of moisture in your home.

Why are Crawlspace Vapor Barriers Important?

If you have a crawlspace in your home, having crawlspace vapor barriers is very important. These barriers will help save you a lot of trouble and money in the long run. Below are a few of the reasons why you should invest in crawlspace vapor barriers.

Effective for Pest Control

Insects like to breed in places that are moist. If you have vapor barriers in your crawlspace, your home will be free of moisture and insects. Reducing the amount of moisture in your home will keep pests from wanting to colonize in your home. Crawlspace vapor barriers are a very effective pest control strategy, and if you’re interested in learning more, give us a call at 336-782-4577!

Effective Against Allergies

Just like pests, bacteria and harmful allergens like to gather in moist environments. This can lead to mold which can cause health problems. Using crawlspace vapor barriers will help keep moisture and harmful allergens out of your home. Vapor barriers are also coated with an antimicrobial finish, which will reduce bacteria growth in crawlspaces. 

Reduces Rusting and Rotting

Moisture causes metal to rust and wood to rot. Moisture can also make your foods go stale quicker. Since the moisture comes from below your home, your furniture is at risk of rotting. Crawlspace vapor barriers will help keep your home dry, so your furniture will not get broken down. 

Keeps Your Home Warm in the Winter

Cold air typically follows moisture out of crawlspaces. Crawlspace vapor barriers will stop the cold air from coming out of the crawlspace and into your home. This will keep your floors warm in the winter and you will be able to save money on heating.

In Conclusion…

If you do not have crawlspace vapor barriers in your home, now is a great time to have them installed. Give us a call at 336-782-4577 or fill out the form on our website for a free quote! If you are concerned about pests in your home, we offer free pest inspections so that you do not have to hesitate to have your home checked. We also offer flexible service agreements, and we use the most up to date treatment methods to remove pests and keep them from coming back. Get in touch with us for all of your pest control needs!

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