Underfloor Insulation is an essential component of your home’s thermal barrier set; no homeowner can ignore it today. Well, wall insulation, underfloor insulation, roof insulation, and ceiling insulation — all these are must-have elements for any property type. Today, we discuss how to protect Underfloor Insulation. A property owner who has invested money in thermal barriers should preserve those for his/her next generations as well; only then he/she can enjoy the real benefits.
Anyway, we start with a different subject. “How to protect Underfloor Insulation” begins with you choosing the right thermal barrier type. For example, we can think of batts, blown-in, spray-foam, and rigid panels here. According to your requirements, you should choose the right thermal barrier type that would last for the longest possible time. What we refer to the right insulation type is something crucial. For example, you may be a homeowner who lives next to a forest region; wildlife presence is pretty high so. Or, you live in an area where floods are a common occurrence. In all such cases, Underfloor Insulation is at risk of getting ruined by common insulation killers. So, you should be pretty wise with your pick.
The most practical solution to protect Underfloor Insulation from those environmental factors is you choosing the right type in the first hand. If you live in any of the vulnerable regions we mentioned, choose a thermal barrier type that can resist those factors. If you choose the wrong insulation type; then keep on inspecting those for damages caused by either wildlife or floods only waste your time and money in the long run. What is the solution to this issue? Well, you can choose rigid panels as for Underfloor Insulation. As our previous articles have explained, Foilboard, which is a rigid panel insulation type comes with the highest resistance to common thermal barrier killers.
Let’s say you have already installed another thermal barrier type! Should replace those? No, you don’t have to replace the installed insulation, but make sure you inspect it for damages, and it is advisable that you do it at least once a month. No matter the time, after a flood; you should inspect thermal barriers for damages, and it is applicable even if you have installed rigid panels. A challenge is there to overcome, though. In case of wildlife present in the underfloor compartment, you entering it yourself for inspection is a dangerous task. It is understandable that animals living in there can attack you. And, the season also may make the inspection process difficult. For example, the underfloor compartment is a confined space, so spending time there in winter and summer is a dangerous task. After a flood, you should wait until all the water has drained to enter it.
Once or twice a year, hire a home inspector to get Underfloor Insulation inspected. Or, if you plan to buy insulation for the first time, and you don’t have a better understanding of the right insulation type to buy; we advise you that talk to us, or a home inspector. The installation of Underfloor Insulation may be too complicated for you. Don’t struggle with it; hire professional installers in the first hand. Even though nowadays’ insulation is 100% safe, you may need assistance in installing it rightly.