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Underfloor Insulation

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Underfloor insulation provides soundproofing measures but also prevent energy and air from seeping through the floorboards of your home. Underfloor insulation helps maintain a neutral temperature base indoors so that the floors are comfortable to walk while inside, but does so without causing your home to lose any more unnecessary energy. Underfloor insulation can be done on all types of flooring, regardless if you have wooden floors, vinyl, or even ceramic tiles.

Underfloor Insulation Use

Underfloor insulation use has multiple purposes, but the biggest one is to reduce overall energy losses. If you have a multilevel home, underfloor insulation can prove to be more beneficial because the space between the floors on the higher levels is greater and thus requires more insulation to keep the floors comfortable for walking. Insulation can also prevent loud noises from walking on higher levels of the home, so you don’t hear all the upstairs footsteps while you’re downstairs relaxing. We choose to use insulation batts over other forms of insulation materials, because we believe them to serve the best purpose for underfloors and floorboard insulation.

Installation

Installation is done using batts again, in the same form as we would do with ceilings or crawl space insulation. The installation process is quite simple and can be completed by professionals who are able to install the batts underneath your flooring or in between your crawl space. When installed, the batts are then stapled into place so that you don’t have to worry about them becoming loose when walking above on the flooring. You can continue to use your floors like normal, even after the underfloor insulation has been completely installed.

Maintenance

When it comes to underfloor insulation, there’s really no maintenance that you need to be concerned with over time. However, if you believe one of your underfloor batts has become loose or you notice part of your floor seems to be more hollow than other sections, it could be time to call in an expert for an inspection. We’ll assist in inspecting your current insulation and touch up what we need to if we see a gap or problem with the existing job. Sometimes, older batts also need to be replaced with newer ones, which we can assist with as well.

Temperature Management

Finally, thermal insulation is one of the main reasons to consider underfloor batts. They’re designed to enhance your indoor temperatures and regulate them further so that you’re not losing as much energy when you have your air conditioning or heating on. This is especially true if you have a multi-level home or space, where the air can sometimes be unevenly distributed. To avoid this, insulating your underfloor can ensure that both stories of the home receive adequate amounts of cool and warm air, and so that the temperature throughout the whole home is levelled and moderate. Insulating your underfloors can give you back some control over your temperature management, while also controlling the inevitable sounds that come with walking on certain floor types.

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