If you’re tired of waking up to cold floors, Dodrill Comfort & Energy Solutions floor insulation can help.
Ground level floors may get too cold in the winter if the spaces beneath them are cold. Existing insulation (if there is any) is often inadequate or improperly installed beneath the floor boards. Floor surfaces cool as the heat they contain is literally sucked away. Drafts cool floors, too.
As heated air escapes from the upper levels of your home, cold air is drawn in through cracks around lower level windows and doors, from below the floor, and from outdoors. The cold air is heavier than warm air, so it tends to hug the floor and cool its surface.
Insulating the floors in your home will reduce drafts and help you save each year on energy costs! Dodrill Comfort & Energy Solutions is your local home insulation company, providing our professional floor insulation services to local homeowners throughout Kanawha, Putnam and Cabell Counties. Contact us today to get started on living comfortably at home!
Finding the Floor Insulation Best Solution
When possible, convert the space below your floor to a conditioned (warm) space. For example, by insulating basement or crawlspace walls with the proper insulating material, those spaces will become much warmer and so will the floors above them. See basement insulation and crawlspace insulation for more information.
When it’s not possible to insulate the walls of your basement or crawlspace, ask us about insulating the joist bays (spaces between joists) under the floor. We have various types of insulation materials that can do the job, including spray foam and rigid foam.
Our installers will pay special attention to critical areas, such as perimeter rim joists – a notorious source of air leakage.
Whichever floor insulation option you choose, it should be accompanied by a thorough air-sealing of your home. Air sealing reduces the stack effect that is continually trying to expel air through small openings all throughout the upper reaches of your home, while it pulls in air through gaps around the lower levels of your home. See air sealing for more information about this Dr. Energy Saver service.
Cold floors above garages, balconies, and porches
Ground level floors aren’t the only ones that can get cold. Rooms built above garages are notorious for having cold floors due to lack of insulation and so is any floor that’s cantilevered (overhangs the foundation perimeter).
Balconies, bowed and bay windows, and bump-outs are all examples of cantilevered spaces. Their floors are especially prone to air leaks because of ill-fitting soffits (boards used to seal under the overhang) combined with direct exposure to wind. Dr. Energy Saver has detailed solutions for each and every situation.
We will specify the most appropriate floor insulation solution based upon you home’s construction and your budget.