Crawl Space Insulation
Crawl Space Insulation DFW
If you properly insulate your crawl space, you will save on energy costs and increase your home's comfort.
When batts or rolls are used on the underside of a floor above an unheated crawlspace, the insulation should be fit between the beams or joists and pushed up against the floor overhead as securely as possible without excessive compaction of the insulation. The insulation can be held in place, either by tacking chicken wire (poultry netting) to the edges of the joist, or with snap-in wire holders. Batts and rolls must be cut and fit around cross-bracing between floor joists or any other obstructions. Strips of insulation may be cut off and stuffed into tight spaces by hand.
R19 is the minimum level of insulation recommended by the Depart of Energy for our climate zone.
Source: U.S. Department of Energy
U.S. Department of Energy Recommended* Total R-Values for New Houses in Six Climate Zones - How Much Insulation Does My Home Need?
* These recommendations are cost-effective levels of insulation based on the best available information on local fuel and materials costs and weather conditions. Consequently, the levels may differ from current local building codes. In addition, the apparent fragmentation of the recommendations is an artifact of these data and should not be considered absolute minimum requirements.
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