A vapor barrier is a vital component of exterior walls. It controls vapor transmission and helps prevent condensation from forming inside walls and ceilings. Given the climatic conditions in Eastern Canada, vapor barriers become indispensable. At Mike’s Insulation Ltd, we provide good-quality vapor barriers that last and do a great job at preventing moisture from entering and damaging your house or building.
To equalize the difference in pressure, the warm air tries to escape through your walls and ceiling. The vapor barrier is what prevents that from happening. Without it, the escaping warm and humid air would pass through the insulation and contact the cold outer wall surface, where it could condense and collect. The resulting buildup of water inside the wall has the potential to cause damage to the wall framing and promote the development of mole.
Vapor barrier installation is an essential process to prevent migration of water vapor. Most of the home’s heating, ventilation, conditioning ductwork, plumbing and wiring is in the crawl space. All these fixtures are prone to damage from the moisture present in the crawl space which makes the installation of a vapor barrier essential. Vapor barrier installation is a complex task that requires the attention of professionals who specialize in this field. Mike Insulation Ltd.’s crew is trained, experienced and certified to take up any challenges.
As mentioned earlier, the climatic conditions that prevail in Eastern Canada make vapor barriers an indispensable addition to your home.
By keeping moisture out, vapor barriers prevent the development of a hospitable environment that pests can infest.
Avoiding moisture naturally means that your metals such as iron will not be exposed to a lot of corrosive materials. This directly increases their lifeline.
Before you make the call to get a vapor barrier installed, you must get a thorough inspection done by our team. This will help us determine exactly how effective a vapor barrier will be for your home and figure out whether you need any additional supplements or not. Moreover, it will also help us ensure that the installation of your vapor barrier does not violate any building, housing or safety code.
Mike’s Insulation Ltd.'s knowledgeable and professional vapor barrier installation team in Dieppe will make sure your house is properly sealed and will meet or exceed air tests to comply with EnerGuide rated homes and/or R-2000.