In most homes, a lack of underfloor insulation can result in up to 12-14% of your total heat loss.
Quite simply underfloor insulation works to keep the outside temperature out and the inside temperature in! Think of it like a chilly bin or vacuum flask, if you put hot food in it stays warm and if you put cold food in it stays cold. Heating and cooling account for 50 to 70% of the energy used in the average home. Inadequate insulation and air leakage are leading causes of energy waste in most homes. Correctly designed & fitted insulation:
1. Saves money and our nation’s limited energy resources
2. Makes your house more comfortable by helping to maintain a uniform temperature throughout the house, and
3. Floors warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer.
Warmafloor is a polyester fibre underfloor insulation blanket manufactured specifically for placing between floor joists, against the underside of the floor. This floor insulation blanket has superior strength in both directions compared to some other typical polyester floor blankets or batting.
The rolls are uniquely sized to facilitate handling in confined sub-floor spaces and can be torn readily to suit joist length providing great installed insulation R-values.
Uninsulated floors have a thermal resistance of R0.6, which can be improved to R1.5 or R1.8 with a Warmafloor blanket system correctly fixed against the floor, between the floor joists (in most buildings with a continuous sub-floor perimeter wall). It also reduces floor draughts through flooring gaps between uncovered timber polished floors. Warmafloor underfloor insulation blanket is unaffected by humidity or water. Even if it is wetted, its thermal insulation resistance will be completely restored, when dried. Warmafloor does not represent a health risk to installers or occupiers of insulated buildings and does not promote corrosion on metal building components.