Many of us think of attics and walls when ‘insulation’ is mentioned. However, floor insulation plays a vital role in keeping your home cosy and inviting.
Insulating under your floorboards prevents heat escaping and acts as a strong barrier to moisture from the cold ground outside. You could save around £50 on your fuel bills by reducing the draughts. This frees up money for you and your family to spend elsewhere!
Impact of Poor Floor Insulation
As damp rises through an uninsulated floor with cold air, it pushes the warm air towards the ceiling where it condenses. The condensation can lead to mould in the corners of the walls, especially in older houses where wooden floors are suspended over empty space. Damp can lead to unpleasant health problems, such as coughing, wheezing and eye and throat irritation especially in elderly residents, make the insides of your home look unsightly and can be an expensive problem to combat in the long run.
In some cases, it is possible to insulate the floor from below, if there is a space wide enough to do so. However, in some homes, the floor may have to be insulated from above by removing the floorboards. Ploughcroft ensures the greatest care is taken in this, and all floorboards and carpets are replaced to a high standard. If you have solid concrete floors that are being replaced, floor insulation must be installed to comply with building regulations.
As with our wide-ranging roofing skills that make us experts in roof and wall insulation, we have extensive experience and in-depth knowledge on how to keep your home comfortable to be in through high-quality Ecofloor insulation.
Benefits of Eco-Floor Insulation
- Eco flooring saves money on your household heating bills,
- More comfortable floors that aren’t cold to the touch,
- Eco flooring decreases the chance of mould, damp and mildew,
- Environmentally friendly (up to 370kg of Carbon Dioxide saved from entering the atmosphere).