Prevention is an essential part of pest infestation protection, and vapor barriers are one of the most proactive ways to protect your home from those unwanted guests. They provide an added layer of protection in attics, basements, and crawlspaces to prevent moisture from getting in. Not only that, but vapor barriers can also prevent mold and keep the air inside your home safer. Houses and other buildings can be built with them, but sometimes they must be replaced.
What Are Vapor Barriers?
Vapor barriers are made from a variety of different materials, such as:
- Polyethylene sheets
- Sheet metal
- Rubber membrane
- Gypsum board
- Cellulose insulation
Once the material is measured, it must be carefully attached to the walls with masonry fasteners. It’s crucial to cover up all of the exposed walls for the best moisture prevention. And if there are old or damaged vapor barriers that need to be removed first, the job will take longer.
How Vapor Barriers Get Installed
At True Blue Termite and Pest Control, our experienced team can inspect your home and confirm the need for vapor barriers. The area will be cleaned up first, and we will advise you of any moisture leaks and make recommendations if you have or need a sump pump. The vents will be sealed as needed, and the vapor barriers then get carefully measured and installed. Once they are up, we seal them with commercial-grade tape to keep them secure.
If you think that your home could benefit from new vapor barriers, contact our office, and we will explain the options in detail.