Concrete Floor Insulation: Your Best Insulation Option
This entry was posted on June 2, 2012.
When choosing what type of concrete floor insulation to use it is best to know the productâ€™s benefits and how it compares to others. We love our slab insulation, in many cases it answers the consumers need.
It gives you an R 1.1 by creating a thermal break between the concrete and the ground. It is a vapor barrier so you do not have to use poly sheets. It is also a radon barrier when installed in under slab applications.
Working with our Tempshield™ under slab insulation is where the real time and labor savings are. Bubble foil is lightweight and easy to ship and handle unlike foam boards. The insulation also costs much less. The material is rolled and cuts with a razor knife making installation times much faster than competitive products.
For larger products we custom make material up to 10' wide allowing for less rolls to install. In large buildings this is an excellent time saver. 10' x 125' (1250 square foot) rolls were used in this under slab insulation video of a sizeable metal building in Southern Illinois.
There are products that achieve higher R-values but they are more expensive and labor intensive to install. Our concrete floor insulation combines several products in one. It is very economical, especially used as insulation in radiant heat applications, where you are actively paying energy costs to heat the floor. Installing a thermal break to stop this heat loss is always a good idea in these instances.
Watch the video or contact us directly for more information. And remember, everything ships free at the InsulationStop, your leader in radiant barrier and reflective foil insulation.