In the quest for enhanced energy efficiency, Logik Roofing and Insulation offers a cutting-edge solution—spray foam crawl space insulation. This innovative approach is not only a simple but highly effective method to elevate the energy performance of homes, particularly in energy efficiency upgrades for existing structures.
Spray foam, when expertly applied to the underside of the floor or foundation walls, proves to be a game-changer. Logik’s spray foam solution tackles major air leakage points at the interface between wood frame walls and concrete or block foundations by creating a sealed crawlspace. This dual-purpose application not only provides insulation but also acts as a robust air sealant, mitigating potential problems associated with air leakage.
Insulating the Sub Floor for Optimal Performance
Traditionally, vented crawlspaces have been the norm, allowing air to circulate for moisture control. To meet building codes, builders typically insulate the subfloor. Logik’s choice of spray foam for subfloor insulation is strategic, given its impermeability to air and exceptional insulating properties. Any floor extending over unconditioned space can benefit from this application, ensuring the foam adheres securely to the underside without sagging or compressing over time.
Unvented Crawlspaces – A Holistic Approach
Taking energy efficiency a step further, Logik Roofing and Insulation recommends unvented crawlspaces. This strategic move shifts insulation from the subfloor to the perimeter foundation wall, concurrently insulating and sealing the framing/foundation interface. Once again, spray foam proves to be the ideal choice, acting as both insulation and an air barrier. Its expansive nature during application fills gaps and seals air leaks in the crawlspace walls and challenging areas in the framing foundation interface.
The Energy Efficiency of Unvented Crawlspaces Unveiled
Beyond insulation benefits, unvented crawlspaces champion energy efficiency by containing ductwork within conditioned space. This means that any conditioned air leaking from the ducts remains within the conditioned space, actively influencing the air quality in occupied areas. With duct air leakage often exceeding 20 percent of conditioned airflow, this approach significantly curtails energy loss associated with ducts in unconditioned space.
Moreover, unvented crawlspaces play a crucial role in minimizing the loss of conditioned air through the attic, a phenomenon known as the stack effect. In winter, cool air naturally enters from the bottom of a structure, drawn by warm air exiting from the top. Logik’s unvented crawlspaces disrupt this process, effectively reducing energy loss and promoting year-round energy efficiency.
Conclusion: Elevating Homes to New Heights
In the pursuit of optimal energy efficiency, Logik Roofing & Insulation professionals in Mississauga, Brampton, North York, and Richmond Hill stand as a beacon of innovation. Their spray foam crawl space insulation solutions address conventional challenges and exceed expectations by transforming crawlspace insulation into a holistic strategy for enhanced energy performance. With Logik at the helm, homes can ascend to new heights of comfort, sustainability, and efficiency.