Tips for Eliminating Cold Floors with Glass Wool Insulation

Did you and your family have to deal with cold floors last fall? If so, why not take the necessary steps now to keep that from occurring again this year? We here at Tenou Firesafe Insulation Company would be more than happy to provide a few installation tips. Here they are:

Begin by taking out a long, wooden ruler and measuring any existing insulation that may be present. You’ll also want to measure the floor’s length and width to determine how much glass wool insulation and other supplies are needed. In general, 6.5 inches worth of glass wool insulation tends to have an approximate R-value of 19. For cold floor applications, consider opting for a minimum of 9.5 inches of glass wool insulation. It is roughly the equivalent of an R-value of 30.

Our hydrophobic, mold resistant, glass wool insulation products range in thickness from 12 to 120 mm. Thus, you should be able to find the thickness that you’ll need to warm up your home’s floors. As far as the other supplies go, we’d suggest purchasing a roll of rust resistance chicken wire, 6 mil polyethylene sheeting, an industrial staple gun and heavy duty staples.

Once you have your glass wool insulation and other supplies on hand, cut it into pieces big enough to fit securely in between the sub-floor’s joists. Then place the pieces of glass wool insulation, facing side up, into the openings. Afterward, you’ll need to create a support system to help keep the glass wool insulation from falling out of the openings during use.

One of the best ways to do that is to run the chicken wire across the entire opening and staple it securely to the wooden joists. Once you are done, cover the same area with the sheeting and staple it into place as well. When that task is complete, you can either cover the area with sheetrock or leave it unfinished.

Want to discover additional ways glass wool insulation can elevate your family’s comfort level this fall? Contact us by calling +852 65454223 or visit the Tenou Firesafe Insulation Company’s website.

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