Vapor Barrier Installation for Portland & Vancouver

At Pacific NW PC, we have worked with homeowners who assume that if the roof isn’t leaking and doors and windows are weatherproofed, the house is safe from moisture intrusion. Property owners forget the stuff that goes on inside the crawlspace, and this mistake could cost real money in repairs and mildew remediation.

What is a Vapor Barrier?

The vapor barrier prevents moisture from getting into and becoming trapped in crawl spaces. The vapor barrier, an industrial-grade membrane, should make the home airtight but still allow it to breath.

Benefits of Vapor Barrier Installation

Moisture control is key to minimizing mildew problems in the home. Without a vapor barrier, moisture could be under floors and remain undetected until stains become apparent. Moisture in the wrong places will cause structural damage over time. Excess moisture left to sit on sills, joists and floors is a recipe for wood rot. Additionally, that rich, damp smell of accumulated moisture is difficult to eliminate and may have adverse effects on people who are sensitive to mildew. Installation of vapor barriers will improve the energy efficiency of the home because it prevents warmer air from escaping while blocking cold air intrusion. This is important in moister rich areas like the Pacific NW.

Vapor Barriers that Work

The professionals at Pacific NW PC can help property owners determine the efficiency of vapor barriers in their home. If the structure lacks a vapor barrier, we will walk you through the process of getting one professionally installed.

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