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Insulating Under Floorboards Upstairs: The Secret Tricks of the TradeBy admin
Thursday, 8 November 2018
In this article we are going to run through insulating under floorboards upstairs & the secret tricks of the trade you may not have heard of!
It can be extremely frustrating in colder weather to find cool patches and areas that somehow just aren’t keeping in the heat like you’d like them to.
It’s easy in older and larger houses for upper floors to seem colder, as the hot air from the more frequently used downstairs rooms flows up, but then just re-distributes around the room. If you’re looking for the best way of insulating under floorboards upstairs in your home, look no further!
Gaining access to floorboards anywhere but the ground floor of your property can be extremely tricky – and should only ever be done by expert tradespeople.
However, this isn’t a job you want to have done often either, so it’s imperative that you find an insulation for your upper floors that is long-lasting, and will not deteriorate or require replacement.
The newest technological innovation in the insulation market hails from Canada… and they know a thing or two about the cold! This revolutionary insulation solution is a 100% water-blown foam that dries and solidifies to form an insulation layer against thermal conductivity in floors, walls, ceilings or roofs.
Spray Foam vs Traditional Methods
More traditional insulation products laid within floorboards and crawl spaces are panels that are placed within empty spaces. The idea behind these is that air and vapour is blocked by the panels, and can only pass through very slowly, diffusing heat transfusion between surfaces.
However, there are still small gaps between the panels that air can pass through, compromising the panels’ effectiveness. Insulation panels of this type also break down over time, so the quality of their insulation lowers as they age, requiring replacements every decade or so.
Why Spray Foam Does It Better
As a foam, this multi-purpose insulation material expands to fill the space around it, before it dries out. This allows the insulation to reach, cover and block any space or gap, regardless of shape or size.
This creates a seal against any thermal conductivity, with no gaps or ageing to allow air or vapour through. Spray foam insulation’s expansive nature makes it considerably more efficient-good news for your home, and good news for your energy bills as well.
Spray Foam For Floors: The Results
In terms of installation, experienced spray foam technicians will apply the product directly between floorboards, before your floor is then laid back down on top of it.
The job can be done within just a couple of hours (dependent, of course, on the size of the area to be sprayed), and you’ll notice an immediate difference in temperature.
Understand the benefits insulating under floorboards upstairs can give you? Learn more about this high-functioning floorboard insulation, by calling 0800 1700 636!
Spray Foam Installation: Call in the Professionals!
A British Board of Agrement certified spray foam technician will be able to advise you, but you may not have to clear everything out of the room. It’s recommended that anything precious is removed and/or covered.
Dependent on the shape and type of your floorboards, it may be that only part of the floor needs to be raised to allow for the spray application.
In order to best understand how spray foam insulation can be installed with as little disruption as possible, it’s best to have a full home survey. This allows for you to walk around your property, and discuss requirements with an expert technician.
But What About Aftercare?
We’re glad you asked! We know that having to clear a room to access floorboards is a pain, but our tradespeople will take care of every little last detail, before, during and after installation.
Of course, many tradespeople stipulate this, but in this case, you need not take our word for it. Reviews on independent review site TrustPilot often mention cleanliness Here’s a selection of the latest reviews from our customers:
“A first class product, installed by first class operatives; they were prompt, well mannered, very clean and obviously knew their job.”
“Very good service. Clean installation and tidy up afterwards. Would highly recommend it!”
“Very professional staff from beginning to end. The installation was slick and clean, and everything that was promised was delivered. We have already recommended Home Logic to our friends and family.”
Understand the benefits insulating under floorboards upstairs can give you? Learn more about this high-functioning floorboard insulation, by calling 0800 1700 636, or by simply clicking the button below!
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