As a crawl space contractor for the past few decades, you can say I’ve had my fair share of experiences working with 20 mil crawl space vapor barriers. As a contractor and homeowner, there’s a lot of different factors you want to consider before you purchase any vapor barrier.
20 mil crawl space vapor barriers are used for crawl spaces that have a tough flooring. What I mean by that, the crawl space floor is rough, rugged, has sharp points or is typical hard ground. We also use 20 mil crawl space liners for crawl spaces that have heavy storage and traffic. If your crawl space terrain fits the bill and there’s a lot of traffic in your crawl space, you certainly want to use a 20 mil plastic liner.
Now that you know if you need a 20 mil crawl space vapor barrier, I’m going to tell you what I do when comparing 20 mil vapor barriers.
When it comes to crawl space vapor barriers, quality matters. The last thing you want to do is to make the investment and a few months down the road, something happens and you’re making more investments on a job that should have been done right the first time around. So does quality matter in a vapor barrier? ABSOLUTELY!
When I’m comparing quality crawl space vapor barriers, I like to look at a few different things;
- Vapor Barrier Reviews – See what others are saying about the vapor barrier. This will tell you a lot.
- Weigh Your Vapor Barrier – Yes, make sure the weight is accurate.
- Make Sure The Size is Accurate – Yes, tough to do, but it matters, especially when most of the market is wrong.
Does pricing really matter? Of course it does, but you also want to make sure you get what you pay for. This is especially true since there’s crawl space vapor barriers on the market that inaccurately market their products. Sure, I won’t mention no names, but you’ve been warned. If I’m buying a vapor barrier, I want one that is accurately labeled. And to straight forward with you, this is why I do business with CrawlSpaceRepair.com.
As a contractor, sure, i want to get the best price. However, I’m not the type of contractor to be “cheap.” I want my projects to be done right with good quality products and services.
What 20 Mil Crawl Space Vapor Barrier Do You Recommend?
Out of all the 20 mil crawl space vapor barriers I’ve used over my career, then and now, I recommend the SilverBack™ 20 mil vapor barrier. For one, I’m not the only contractor or homeowner that agrees. On the Crawl Space Repair website, the 20 mil SilverBack™ vapor barrier has 50 reviews, averaging 4.98 out of 5 stars. On other websites, there’s dozens more, easily a few hundred reviews and nearly all of them are 5 star reviews.
The other main reason why I recommend the SilverBack™ 20 mil is because it’s promoted accurately. It has a true 20 mil thickness while other 20 mil liners don’t. Add to the fact that bigger orders save you money and the SilverBack™ brand is the crawl space industry’s leading brand, you get exactly why I use it personally and recommend it here on my blog to you.
In the end, you can compare as you like. But no matter your choice, do make sure you shop around and use the tips outlined above.