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Vapor Barrier Installation
A properly installed and maintained vapor barrier is more important than you may think. In Florida, the humidity alone can spell problems for you and your home.
A vapor barrier is most commonly a layer of plastic sheeting installed in the under belly or crawlspace of your home to prevent excessive moisture from infiltrating the living area of your home as well as protecting wood and other structures from premature rot. When installed properly with the proper ventilation and drainage systems in place, a vapor barrier will help preserve your home in “tip-top” shape for years.
Excessive moisture can endanger the structural integrity of your home. Moisture will wick into the wood supporting your home causing rot and ultimately failure of key support systems. Excess moisture is also linked to increased chances of pest infestation such as termites and other insects that can cause damage to your home.
Uncontrolled moisture issues may also contribute to certain health problems. A wet crawlspace is a factor in the growth of mold in your home. Mold has been associated with respiratory problems and allergy related illnesses.
SOME VAPOR BARRIER WARNING SIGNS TO LOOK FOR:
- White deposits on the walls of your under belly or crawlspace (efflorescence)
- Signs of rot on post and beams in crawl space.
- Excessive rust on metal in crawlspace area (Nail heads, Post saddles, etc.)
- High radon levels
- Unpleasant musty odors
- Respiratory discomfort, headaches, and illnesses, such as allergies and asthma
- Insect and other pest infestations
- Mold and mildew on walls and floors of first-floor closets
- Peeling paint on home exterior
A properly installed vapor barrier will help reduce the problems associated with excessive moisture in your home. A vapor barrier is an important part of a comprehensive system that includes waterproofing drainage and ventilation. Precision Vapor Barriers offers free* vapor barrier inspections to mobile and manufactured homes in Florida.
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