Old man winter knows his way to Covington
Unfortunately, moisture also knows its way to subfloors and crawl spaces. We won’t find a solution to old man winter but we do have a solution to moisture and it includes moisture prevention.
The hot summer and even late fall days in Covington make it tough to think about the oh-too-chilly winter ones that may lie ahead. But that same high humidity that makes you feel extra-hot-and-sticky can also make the weather feel extra-nippy when the temperatures finally begin to dip. Just as diving into a 32-degree Fahrenheit pool of water feels colder than standing around in air of the same temperature, a humid Covington winter can really make you say “Brrrrrrrrrrr!”
Humidity is an equal-opportunity misery-maker
The area’s ever-present humidity is no friend to evaporation, so moisture from your body just gets absorbed by your clothes instead. And since liquid is a great heat conductor, your damp clothes can end up stealing away your body heat, leaving you shaking in your winter boots!
If the humidity would just stay outside while you’re snuggled up inside, life would be good. But the truth is that your Covington home, especially if it’s one of those charming historic ones, may be especially susceptible to humidity making its way in. It can permeate the cracks and crevices and send you running for another blanket and some wool socks!
Create a vapor barrier and keep humidity at bay
Closed cell insulation can be your best friend when it comes to winterization. Closed cell spray foam expands as it cures, thereby filling gaps in floorboards, joists and other access points. It creates a vapor barrier that denies access to the moisture lurking in the damp earth beneath your home.
No moisture inside means lower humidity inside. So you can say goodbye to chilly and hello to cozy! But closed cell spray foam does even more than prevent moisture. With the highest R-value on the market, it also ensures that the air you’re paying to heat sticks around inside to ensure your consistent comfort!
Call the insulation experts to winterize your home today!
If you’re ready to winterize your home before the weather turns cold, contact the insulation experts at Sunlight Contractors. We’ll provide you with a free energy audit to determine where moisture and external air can penetrate your home, and then we’ll work with you to develop a sustainable plan to increase your home’s comfort and energy efficiency.
No other energy solutions provider can offer the savings and services that Sunlight Contractor does. From evaluations and estimates to energy conservation and production, we’re your one stop shop for energy efficiency. Call or email Sunlight Contractors today to learn more about energy solutions that will save you money while conserving energy.
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