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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.