Introduction To Under Floor Insulation
Does your home feel as though it is cold or draughty while noticing a chill in the air? Perhaps you are concerned about the amount of heat that you are losing from your home and how that impacts your bills? Whatever the reason, now is a better time than ever to consider underfloor insulation.
Also known as floor insulation, it is believed that it has the ability to prevent as much as 15% of the heat from escaping from your property. Therefore, by choosing to have it installed, you will be making a decision that will help you to reduce your energy bills, save heat and improve the comfort of your home.
Why insulate under your floors?
If you are looking to keep your home warm then opting for underfloor insulation will be one of the best decisions that you make. In older properties, suspended timber floors are commonly seen.
Therefore, in a home that is draughty, heat loss through drafts can exceed that of heat lost through the fabric of the building. As a result, insulating floors and suspended floors will reduce floor draughts and help to reduce the amount of heat that is lost through the fabric of the floor too.
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Floor Insulation - Installing it in your Home
Underfloor insulation requires expertise and experience when it comes to having it successfully installed as it can prove challenging. Therefore, it is recommended that you turn to a professional service when it comes to having the work completed as this will ensure that it is completed to a high standard as well as safely
Where suspended floors are present with floorboards, the area will be assessed and this will be carried out to determine how simple it is to remove the boars and whether there is enough crawl space beneath them. In the case of solid floors, they will have to be removed and relaid which means that it is slightly more time-consuming.
With a professional service, the installation of the underfloor insulation will be done in a way that reduces the impact of disruption while the work will be completed to a high standard. This ensures that it works adequately and helps to reduce heat loss. During the process, airflow will be checked under the suspended timber floors while signs for timber decay will also be carried out as insulation can seal in any damp problems that might be present. Once the job has been completed, the insulation will help to create a warm and cosy environment that is free from damp.
Underfloor Insulation Will Save You Money
The size and type of your property will determine how much money you can save with underfloor insulation. However, if it is installed correctly, then you could see yourself making savings of more than £100 each year on your heating bills. The installation costs are relatively low, making it a solution that’s worth investing in as it will pay for itself in just a few years.
Of course, it goes without saying that you should always use the right service and installers that you can trust as that will ensure that the work is professional and completed safely and correctly. Get it right and you will certainly notice a significant change in the comfort of your home.
Underfloor Insulation for Solid Floors
Many people believe that underfloor insulation is only suitable for those homes that have floorboards but this is not the case. This is because underfloor insulation can also be used in homes that have solid floors, making it an option for more people. Where solid floors are present, they are insulated using rigid insulation boards. These are installed within the floor and prior to the concrete being poured on top. In some instances, there are solutions available that can be installed on top of existing floors. However, the success of this will be determined by the height of the door frames.
Underfloor Insulation Combined with Draught Proofing
Underfloor insulation is undoubtedly a solution that can help to have a significant impact on the amount of heat that is lost from your home. However, it is also recommended that it is enhanced by combining it with draught-proofing. With several options available, it’s possible to improve the warmth and energy efficiency of your property further. Therefore, it’s important that your underfloor insulation installers also use draught-proof tape and breathable draught-proof membranes. This will help to enhance the overall efficiency of your insulation, delivering better results and better savings.
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Following your successful application, we will arrange a free, no obligation survey to ensure the maximum grant is obtained and advise you on the best products to reduce your homes energy usage.