Vapor Barrier Installation

One of the most common questions our clients ask is “Do I need vapor barrier installation?”

 If it’s within your budget to add vapor barrier in order to enhance your home insulation, we recommend it. Vapor barrier hugely slows if not altogether prevents down water vapor seeping into walls, ceilings, or floors.

If, however, you are operating within a specific budget, then we recommend you use your finances for other insulation needs, such as insulation cleanup or insulation replacement , crawl space insulation sanitation , or radiant barrier installation . In Los Angeles, these solutions are your best bet for energy-efficiency on a budget.

At the same time, we also believe that when possible, moisture and water retention should be a priority. Moisture can easily lead to mold growth, which is associated with multiple health risk, related to brain functions and cardiovascular health. As a result of increasing awareness of the public to these risks, we have been providing increasingly more vapor barrier installation in Los Angeles following a boost in these service requests.

Ironically, an incorrect installation of vapor barriers can trap water in those same areas where the goal was to keep the water out. Also, since vapor moves from warm areas in the home or building to cold areas, it’s important to know which is which. For this reason, we recommend that you either call a professional vapor barrier installation tech or carefully inspect your walls, floors, and attic, before installing any vapor barriers. Our Los Angeles vapor barrier installation team has experience with the needed precision and know-how to help you prevent water from coming in or to let water out when they did. In other words, we achieve our goal of long-term moisture control every time thanks to our experienced professional team of vapor barrier installers.

Vapor barriers or vapor retarders are applied in commercial building settings as well as in residential properties, and have several materials from which they’re made:

  • Aluminum
  • Polyethylene plastic
  • Exterior grade plywood
  • Asphalt or asphalt-coated kraft paper
  • Paint
  • Polystyrene

These materials are added to the structure to control the moisture along with our awareness that realistically, structures will- and are meant to get somewhat wet. In other words, water is inevitable and therefore an understanding of our measure of control here is an important starting-point when installing vapor barriers. Our team focuses then on where it’s possible to control the water access and to prevent future issues, rather than attempting to re-structure the whole place. This way, we can target the problem areas and keep the work smooth and efficient.

If you want to know whether it’s worth it for you to install vapor barriers at your property or have any general vapor barrier questions, give us a call at 888-278-2902 ! Our team at Super Green Insulation in Los Angeles aims to provide our clients with general information on vapor barrier and the consideration around insulation you might want to think about. Our goal is that you make an informed decision that best fits your insulation needs and vapor barrier budget.

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