Installation Guide: Underfloor Heating Insulation Panels
Posted by Andrew Oldroyd on May 1st, 2019
There are a number of companies that have developed a wide range of custom made underfloor insulation products specifically designed for use with warm water underfloor heating systems. Most of the designs are made to meet your individual design and performance requirements.
When you look for underfloor heating insulation panels installations, here are a few things that you have to consider:
What type of insulation panel do you need
As there are many types of insulation panels, make sure that you already have in mind what type of panel do you need. If you need help, you can consider choosing foam panels made of rigid polyurethane foam, covered in steel or fiberglass on both sides. They have a High R-value for minimal thickness and also offer among the best R-value to cost ratio creating optimum energy efficiency, improved indoor air quality, and affordability.
How long will the material last
If you install something at your home, you would obviously want it to last for a longer time as re-installing and re-modeling is one hectic thing to do. Choose a material that is durable. For ultimate strength, consider choosing rectangular panels are steel plated on both sides.
How to install
Installing insulation panels isn’t as easy as you would think. You need to hire a service provider in order to avoid any inconvenience. If you have to do it on your own, you can choose a rigid foam as it can be one of the ideal options.
What is your purpose for installing
There are many reasons why people choose underfloor heating insulation panels, here are a few reasons why:
Combat moisture: Considering the fact that the basement is several feet underground, moisture is likely to accumulate. Water could enter which can cause the walls and floor to crack. Installing an insulation panel can however combat moisture and protect the walls, floor, and ceilings from cracking up.
Provides aesthetic beauty: If your basement floor is well-furnished and kept in proper, you can use it as another useful room instead of making it as a storage or a place to dump old materials.
Keep water pipes from freezing: Water pipes are prone to cracking and bursting especially in the winters due to the cold temperature. A layer of insulation between the pipes can lower the risk of bursting water pipe during the winters.
Besides the above-mentioned points, make sure that you choose the underfloor heating insulation panels that are cost-effective and provides a number of benefits. Consider the above-mentioned points to help you with the process.