Story by Art Department / April 14, 2017

Spring is finally upon us in the lowcountry and our Charleston Home + Outdoor Living Festival is almost here just in time for that summer revamp you’ve been planning. Come check out the festival on Saturday, April 22nd from 10:00 am till 8:00 pm or Sunday, April 23rd from 11:00 am until 5:00 pm and take a look around our vendor booths for inspiration on your next project. This years Charleston Home + Outdoor Living Festival at Volvo Car Stadium has been made possible by a number of sponsors, including our friends over at Energy One America, Charleston. Locally owned and operated, Energy One America is the number one company in the southeast when it comes to spray foam insulation, RetroFoam, crawl space encapsulation, mold prevention and commercial insulation. With the sweltering summer months coming up and the threat of heat, humidity, and pests high, insulation and crawl space renovations may be the best option to cut down on energy and pest control costs. Spray foam insulation has been proven to reduce energy costs by up to 40% and never has to be replaced. The spray foam expands to seal air leaks more effectively than traditional fiberglass insulation which allows air conditioning to leak out costing you hundreds of dollars a month. Another way to reduce summer costs is by going for a full crawl space encapsulation. By closing in your crawl space you can increase the amount storage space in your home while simultaneously improving the air quality by blocking out mold producing moisture and pollen. Enclosing your crawl space can also elongate the life of your wood floors by keeping moisture out preventing them from buckling or cupping. An enclosed crawl space is also much less inviting to pests. Finishing an insulation or encapsulation process with Energy One’s Forticel mold prevention treatment will ensure a mold-free environment for 25 years, even if your home floods. Insulation is one of the most basic ways to improve the longevity and value of your home, especially in the harsh summer months where energy costs can skyrocket. For more information on these processes or others offered by Energy One America, check out their booth at the Charleston Home + Outdoor Living Festival and speak with an expert about your next project.