Alamance Insulation and Gutters has been proudly serving the Triad area for over 20 years. Located in Burlington, North Carolina, we provide quality insulation and gutters for our clients across central North Carolina, including Greensboro, Burlington, Mebane, Hillsborough, and High Point. We offer many services that will help keep your home and family safe for years to come. Our insulation services include attic insulation, radiant barriers, air sealing, blown insulation, and spray foam insulation. When it comes to moisture barriers, we also insulate crawl space doors, sealed crawlspaces, and encapsulated crawlspaces.
Moisture barriers are incredibly important, as they aim to keep water in all forms out of your home. But vapor barriers also let water out of your home if it gets in your home in the first place. It’s important to remember that water can come in your home in several different ways: as a liquid, a solid, a vapor, and adsorbed (not to be confused with absorbed).
In the liquid form, water comes into your house from rain and ground water. You must drain water out of your home if it gets in, or else mold will grow in your home and cause damage. The solid form of water can affect your home in the form of snow or ice. If water is not already solid when it enters your home, don’t let it get solid. If it does, though, give it space to thaw. Water in the form of vapor is hard to control, but sometimes the best strategies to keep water vapor out also trap water vapor inside.
Climate has a great affect on water vapor and moisture barriers in your home. Vapor barriers slow the migration of water vapor in your home. It is easy to confuse vapor barriers and air barriers, because air usually holds a lot of moisture in the vapor form. So when air moves from location to location because of an air pressure difference, the vapor moves with it. Technically, air barriers are also vapor barriers when they control the movement of air with moisture in it.
If you need help understanding moisture barriers, vapor barriers, or air barriers, we can help at Alamance Insulation. Let our professional team handle insulating your home so that you can rest easy. Located centrally in Burlington, North Carolina, and serving many areas in central North Carolina, let Alamance Insulation help with all your insulation and gutter needs. Call us today!