A vapor barrier is a kind of material that's mostly used to prevent, or resist, moisture from coming in through the walls, ceilings and floors. Commonly, it's found as a plastic or foil sheet, and when installed, the vapor barrier creates an additional envelope of protection. The vapor barrier is what stands between your home and the weather, and it is known as one of the various ways you can save energy, thereby lowering your heating bills during the winter and keeping your home cool and comfortable during the summer. You know you have an energy-efficient home when all you feel is comfort, and you're enjoying the feeling of being able to put away money that was originally going to be used for your heating bill.
If you ever find that your home has some spots which the heat just can't reach in the winter, or certain spots that just can't get cooler in the summer, perhaps it's time to strongly consider getting a vapor barrier. When you choose a high quality, durable vapor barrier for your walls, they will direct water straight into the drainage systems, and keeps it away from studs, sheetrock, or paneling.
The aim of the vapor barrier is to prolong the life of your basement or crawlspace by reducing the temperature and limiting the entry of humidity. Letting humidity enter is just asking for trouble, as mold can quickly grow and infiltrate your home. Aside from mold, termites, fungi and wood-loving insects are attracted to humidity.
By trusting us to install vapor barriers in your home, you may find that your overall air quality will dramatically improve in the basement, crawlspace, and the other rooms, as well.
Pioneer Basement is the leading vapor barrier installation company in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Our team has been installing vapor barriers in homes for over 30 years, so we definitely know our stuff. We put all of our inspectors and installers through rigorous training, and only use our own full time employees on projects, unlike many of our competitors who often sub contract to others.
Aside from that, we can also offer our services, if you ever need any help with basement cracks, crawl spaces and vapor barriers. If you have any more questions, don't hesitate to check out our contact page for more details.
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