Under Floor Insulation
Installing thermal insulation under floors will seem a bit strange to some people. However, this is an essential factor in some homes. Most of the older type homes with wooden floors need this type of application. Under Floor Insulation is installed below the bottom to prevent the cold air from rising through the wooden floors. Homes with Roof Insulation installed are still icy in winter. Insulating with Under Floor Insulation changes this dynamic.
Under Floor Insulation Benefits
Insulated homes will generally make the house cooler in summer and warmer in winter. However, in the older style homes with wooden floors, this can make the home colder in winter.
How is this possible, you may ask? Wooden floors in some of the older homes have a cavity gap underneath the house. They are explicitly designed for the timber to breathe by allowing air to flow through. Significantly they must not be blocked off as this will affect the wooden floors.
So the cold air blowing in the wind under the home on a cold winters day will make the home more chilly, even with Roof Insulation.
To solve this issue, we will climb in under the floor section and fit wire strainers under the floor and then feed the insulation. We are creating a barrier between the cold floor and the cold air under the home. Now with this underfloor insulation fitted, the house will be much warmer in winter. This insulation should be part of any home for warmer winters.
Please note this installation is different from the Sound Proofing of wooden floors between upstairs and downstairs. That application is for soundproofing, and this application is for temperature control.
Insulation Used For This Application
We prefer Aerolite Insulation as the insulation has the best fire rating A/A 1/1. Many insulation products have a B/B 1/2 fire rating. What this means is the insulation will burn as long as there is a flame. On the other hand, the Aerolite insulation will not burn.
Installing Aerolite means you have no fear of your home going up in flames. For this application, we will generally install the 135mm Aerolite or the 100mm Aerolite. Our Aerolite Installers are all very well trained in this type of installation.
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