How Important Is the Vapor Barrier Under a Mobile Home Floor?

Answer Vapor barriers are important despite what climate you are living in. Whether you live in a damp climate or a cool climate, the addition of these barriers can save you money on your energy bill as w... Read More »

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If a house has plastic vapor barrier on the inside walls and a foil barrier on the exterior of the house should you remove the existing old outer foil when residing?

Answer Unless your home is heated by electric baseboard you may take it down if you wish. However the foil has reflective heat values, which means it reflects out the heat from the sun in the summe... Read More »

What do you use a vapor barrier for?

A vapor barrier is a plastic or foil sheet placed between insulation inside a wall and the wall itself to prevent moisture, mold, rotting and mildew from getting into walls, floors and ceilings.App... Read More »

What is a crawlspace vapor barrier?

A crawlspace vapor barrier is part of a system of building methods designed to keep moisture away from building materials and insulation, a system that helps prevent decay and improve energy effici... Read More »

What is a plastic vapor barrier?

A vapor barrier stops moisture from inside the home from penetrating the walls and causing structural problems, such as wood rot and mildewed drywall on walls and ceilings. Moisture will also great... Read More »