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Radiant Barriers Protect Your Home from Radon

Ground Insulation Blocks Dangerous Gases

Before you can hang your pictures on your wall or place your welcome mat at your front door, there are many steps to take before completing a new home. The construction site it dusty, chaotic, and overwhelming for homeowners as they watch their dream home take shape. You can help guide them along by helping make informed decisions about each step of the way, from the ground up. The ground is an important part of any new construction, especially when considering ground insulation . Under-concrete ground insulation can save time and money for you as a builder and in the long run offers safety and cost savings for your customers too.

Using proper ground insulation is key for many reasons. Installing radiant barrier insulation assists with heated flooring once the home is built and also provides a strict barrier against harmful gases found naturally beneath the surface. Radon is of particular note for those home noted for living in areas with high concentrations of this odorless gas. Radon exposure over long periods of time has been linked to many harmful health hazards, most specifically lung cancer. Informing your potential homeowners of these dangers will help build trust and confidence in you, helping your reputation as a contractor flourish. Choosing high quality ground insulation gives you the added satisfaction of knowing you are installing a health conscious product that offers a radiant barrier and keeps harmful gases out of homes.

Maximize the Performance of Your Radiant Floor Heating System

Maximize Your In-slab Radiant Heat System Performance with Ground Insulation
If you’ve decided on an in-slab radiant heat solution for your floors, consider Warmzone’s state-of-the-art insulation technology. It’s optimized specifically for ground, slab and in-slab radiant heating system applications to give you the best overall performance. Top quality ground insulation features a unique, lightweight, durable design that integrates closed cell foam and an aluminum reflective technology with a protective poly-coating into three thin layers. This innovative combination of layers and reflective material enables the insulation to control all three modes of heat transfer (conduction, convection and radiation) more efficiently than traditional insulation, optimizing the overall performance of your radiant floor heating system.

Extremely Efficient
Warmzone ground insulation reflects up to 97 percent of the radiant heat that might otherwise be lost below the slab, transferring it up through your floors and back into the living areas of your home, where it belongs. Foam board (a more traditional ground insulation material) is only 30 percent effective at managing radiant heat flow. So by working with Warmzone for your ground insulation needs on your next in-slab radiant heat application, you stand to save 67 percent of heat lost by traditional mass insulation over time. And the reflective properties of quality ground insulation from Warmzone also make for faster and more consistent response times over foam board and other insulation materials. Simply put, less heat loss means your in-slab radiant heat system can respond more quickly, efficiently and accurately to sudden shifts in temperature, resulting in greater comfort and lower operating costs.

Environmentally Friendly
One of the biggest benefits of choosing Warmzone ground insulation is the positive environmental impact it will have on your home’s air quality, comfort and safety. Warmzone offers ground insulation with a durable cross woven polyethylene shell that is puncture, tear, impact and snag resistant, impermeable to water – as well as mold and mildew resistant. Acting as a vapor barrier, the ground insulation also helps prevent radon gas infiltration into your home, so you can relax knowing your personal living space is safe, comfortable and warm. A polyethylene coating makes the ground insulation rugged enough to withstand construction traffic, and able to maintain its integrity during installation.

Cost Effective and Easy to Install
Warmzone offers a state-of-the-art ground insulation product that is very cost-effective because takes less than half the time of conventional ground insulation to install. Unlike other rigid, less effective in-slab insulation products, Warmzone ground insulation does not require any special installation preparations. There’s no lowering and leveling of the subsoil surface required, reducing the time and labor demands that come with ground insulation preparations, saving you money on your radiant heat system installation. If you’re a do-it-yourselfer, you’ll find the light weight rolls of Warmzone’s ground insulation to be easy to handle. One of the top solutions is available in four sizes—6’ x 25”, 6’ x 50”, 12’ x 25” and 12’ x 50”, and the rolls can be carried and installed by one person. And it’s just as easy to install around plumbing and other fixtures. Simply cut an “X” in the insulation and slide it over the top of the pipe or fixture you’re working around.

One-Stop-Shopping at Warmzone
Whether you’re working with a reputable contractor or you’re a savvy do-it-yourselfer, Warmzone is a great resource for products, radiant heat system design and installation support. Contact Warmzone at 888.488.9276 to find out more about ground insulation and radiant floor heating.

Proper Insulation for Radiant Floor Heating

Improve the Performance of Your Radiant Heated Floors

You may have seen an increase in the number of radiant floor heating systems being installed in new construction projects. Radiant heat technology is more popular and affordable than ever, and more consumers are enjoying the benefits of radiant heat.

Heated bathroom floor

Proper radiant heat installation requires an effective insulation beneath your radiant floor heating system. The response times of radiant heating systems are quicker and much more consistent thanks to the specific physical characteristics of proper ground insulation. Insulation provides critical protection for any radiant heated floors. Insulation decreases heat loss below the slab, allowing the radiant floor heating system to perform more efficiently and accurately in the face of drastic temperature shifts.

Think of it as laying a warm blanket beneath your radiant heated floor, allowing your radiant floor heating system to operate properly and most efficiently. You don’t want to spend your precious money on heating an already cold ground and losing much of the generated heat beneath your radiant floor heating. Proper ground insulation will catch the heat and throw it back upward where you want it, instead of allowing the valued warm air to seep needlessly into the ground below your home. Radiant floor heating is showing up more and more and home builders need to be aware that laying the proper foundation is key to having a radiant heated floor system operate at 100 percent.

Call a radiant heat expert at Warmzone (888.488.9276) to learn more about ground insulation for heated floors and the radiant floor heating system that is best for you.