Did you know that poorly or uninsulated floors account for 15% of a home’s heat loss? Having your floors insulated is a cost-effective, proactive step you can take to increase your energy savings. Regardless of the type of flooring, insulation is a benefit to both your comfort, and your wallet. Those of us at Fresh Insulation want to ensure your home stays warmer in the winter, cooler in the summer, and that the lifespan of your flooring is preserved.
Floors are insulated by placing an insulating material beneath your flooring, which prevents heat from escaping through the foundation of your home. Insulation also prevents cold air from entering your home through the same route. Regardless of the type of floor, insulation will save you money on your utilities, and will prevent the costly repairs or replacements associated with water damage. Though most insulation is fitted beneath new flooring, retrofitting existing flooring is no problem for our professional insulators.
Floor insulation is a laborious and complex process best left to our friendly experts. We’ll know which insulation material best suits your flooring, precisely how much material is needed, as well as ensure that said material will achieve your desired R-value, or insulation performance.
The majority of homes are built with solid concrete flooring. This foundation requires polystyrene boards, due to their high insulation properties, and the fact that they don’t compress when walked upon. If you require subfloor insulation, you’ll definitely prefer having one of our insulation experts enter your perhaps difficult-to-access crawl space to insulate its likely cramped conditions. We’ll effectively navigate pipes and ductwork to provide you with the value associated with subfloor insulation, given that it is one of the most efficient insulation methods.
Wood flooring may disallow heat from escaping through the foundation, but if improperly insulated (or not insulated at all), wood becomes frigid underfoot come winter time. Insulating a wooden floor not only prevents the shock to your system when stepping onto a cold floor first thing in the morning, but it also protects your flooring from moisture, and saves you money on your heating bills. If you live in an older home, you may not even realize that your wooden floors lack insulation.
Allow us the privilege to safely and efficiently insulate your flooring – no matter the flooring – so that we may save you money, and ensure that the home you worked hard for is as comfortable as possible.