Vapor barriers are heavy duty polyethylene lining that can be installed to control moisture and humidity levels throughout your Eastern Shore home. Installing a vapor barrier—especially in your crawl space or basement—can provide many home health and comfort benefits that include:
Prevent Mold Growth
Mold thrives in warm, moist environments, making the unsealed areas of your home susceptible to it. With vapor barrier installation, you can stop mold at the source by controlling moisture and stopping it from accumulating.
Improve Indoor Air Quality
Much of the air in your home originates in your crawl space. Installing a vapor barrier promotes better indoor air quality by keeping your home free of mold growth and preventing pollutants from entering your home.
Better Energy Efficiency
A vapor barrier allows your home to maintain a consistent temperature and humidity level while decreasing your reliance on your HVAC system. Installing a vapor barrier with air sealing and insulation upgrades can also help lower your energy costs.
Prevent Pest Infestations
Installing a vapor barrier helps you keep your home protected from insects, mice, and other pests. Excess moisture can attract pests and not only will the dry environment deter them from your home, the polyethylene lining will block their areas of entry.