How Spray Foam Saved a Family’s Kitchen Remodel

Make sure your crawl space is insulated BEFORE you remodel!

Shortly after Thanksgiving, I received a call from a family in Lake Forest that was extremely frustrated by climate control issues in their kitchen.

They had remodeled their 5,000-square-foot house, and it was absolutely stunning. But unfortunately, the water pipes and ducts for the remodel ran through an uninsulated crawl space beneath the kitchen.

On the coldest days of winter, their kitchen floor was uncomfortably cold to walk on, and the kitchen would be so cold that they wouldn’t eat in there. (An uninsulated crawl space can also lead to frozen and burst pipes, chilly rooms and a lot of discomfort for the family.)

The last straw was during Thanksgiving when the mother-in-law made a comment about how cold the kitchen floor was and that they should do something about it.

A New Furnace is Not the Answer

After two months of having HVAC contractors and a variety of others looking at it, the family found me via our Google My Business page and were impressed by our 70+, five-star reviews. We set the appointment, and I went out to their house later in the week. I knew that spray foam could help resolve their issue. They agreed, and we sprayed the job on the Friday before the polar vortex swept through Chicago.

When I checked in with the family afterward, they were thrilled to report that they are now warm and comfortable in their home. They can eat in their beautiful kitchen for the first time. The lady of the house even reported that her mother-in-law is pleased with the improvement. Peace and comfort have been restored to yet another family thanks to spray foam!

Don’t make the mistake of using the wrong insulation on your home remodeling projects, you’ll regret it later!

We Can Help 9 out of 10 People Who Reach Out

This has been a tough winter for all of us here in Chicagoland. If you have a single room or even an entire floor of your home that is uncomfortably cold in the winter or suffocatingly hot in the summer, call us. If you have a renovated basement—next to a crawl space—that is too cold to use during the winter months, call us. We have helped a number of clients make their basements the comfy, year-round gathering space it is supposed to be. In fact, we can usually help nine out of 10 homeowners who reach out to us.

The cost of making living spaces next to crawl spaces livable is about $2,000 – $4,000. We can remove the existing insulation, install spray foam insulation to the exterior of the crawl space, and dramatically improve heating in the areas around the crawl space. Spray foam insulation also works to stop old man winter from freezing pipes. And once we install spray foam, you will enjoy an instant improvement in the heating, cooling and comfort level of your home.

Other Spray Foam Advantages

Spray foam can also dissuade critters from making their way into your crawl space and doing significant damage. If spiders aren’t your thing, spray foam helps to keep them out, too.

One additional bonus to insulating a crawl space with spray foam: You create a climate-controlled storage area.

So if you’re worried about pipes freezing or have rooms in your home that are uncomfortable four months out of the year, contact us today. I’ll come out, evaluate the situation and give you my expert recommendation. If we can help you, we will. If we cannot, we will explain why and refer you to trusted service providers who can help you.

You have nothing to lose. As I always say, “Comfort is only a FOAM call away!”

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About the Author, Tom Decker

With ten years of experience selling spray foam insulation in Chicago, Tom Decker is THE person to call and the Chicago Green Insulation is the organization to hire when you are looking for top notch quality and performance as well as someone who can deal with the needs of code officials, home owners and general contractors. Call the others in Chicago, if you are interested in the cheapest price, call Chicago Green Insulation if you are interested in using your dollars to make Chicago a better city for all of us!

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