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Solve cold floor problems with Icynene spray foam insulation

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Solve cold floor problems with Icynene spray foam insulation

Have you ever noticed drafts around the floors of your home? Chances are you've checked the windows, put runners by your doors and tried to have someone in to look at the thickness of the insulation in your walls and attic. But have you had anyone look at the insulation in your floor? While many people may not think of the surface they walk on as a hollow chamber, there's definitely a chance that the cold creep you feel in the bathroom, bonus room or bedroom every morning may be due to insufficient insulation between floors in your house.

Identifying issues
When having insulation installed professionally, it's wise to go to an accredited specialist. Skipping corners and trying to just find a bargain can wind up just costing you extra money, as home specialist Barry Stone wrote for News Oklahoma.

Stone stated that in instances where contractors put insulation into a wall improperly or use inferior products wind up costing you more in the long run than using materials in a way that might otherwise have proved a significant benefit to residents. He pointed to shoddy jobs like installing insulation in walls but forgetting the floor, as this area is a great transmitter of heat and cold between levels of a home. If your house sits atop a basement, garage, bonus room or crawl space , it's vital that there be some kind of barrier between the first floor and what lies below, as otherwise heat will freely transfer through this membrane.

Finding better solutions
Installing Icynene spray foam insulation in a floor easily cuts the transmission of hot or cold air from inside a building to the outside world. By doing so, residents can easily see a reduction in their heating and cooling costs by as much as 50 percent^. That's because creating a seal on all sides of a home, be it top, sides or bottom, makes it easy to maintain internal conditions with less tweaking of the thermostat.

Adding Icynene spray foam insulation to a home's floors makes it impossible for warm air to leak out or cold air to seep in. This substance goes on as a liquid, easily filling the space between floors without incurring a huge expense or interfering with other pieces of infrastructure. This makes Icynene ideal for any home, no matter its age or location.

^ Savings vary. Find out why in the seller's fact sheet on R-values. Higher R-values mean greater insulating power.

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