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Mind the Gap – Fill floorboard gaps to keep the hot air out this summer

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Did you know that many of the materials used in the construction of your house expand and contract over time due to seasonal changes and moisture levels? And, gaps in your floorboards can occur when wooden floors lose their moisture content due to changes in relative humidity. According to many floorboard manufacturers and installers, substantial gapping in the floorboards is a result of flooring that was installed during periods of higher humidity or simply age.

Regardless of the reason why the gaps are there, for many homeowners they are the cause of substantial heating or cooling loss.

With Expol Underfloor Insulation from Foamex you can reduce the amount of heat that gets into your home in summer through these gaps. Safe and easy to install, Expol Underfloor Insulation can add a level of thermal resistance to your home, meaning that you’ll be able to keep the cool air in and the air conditioner off for longer.

Polystyrene is a natural insulator against temperature and noise. Not only does polystyrene insulation stop heat from entering the home, it also regulates the temperature inside the home by not allowing the cooled air to escape.

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the use of insulation in your home can reduce the $47 billion Australian households spend annually on energy. Most people think of home insulation as being wrapped in warm layers for winter only, but it is just as effective in summer to keep out the scorching Australian sun.

Expol Underfloor Insulation can also be retrofitted to most houses, meaning that the age of your house doesn’t matter!

For an easy to install, do-it-yourself solution to keeping the family comfortable from extreme temperatures, contact Foamex and enquire about our underfloor insulation today!

Original article posted at Foamex Corporate Site 

Expol Underfloor Insulation is distributed in Australia by Foamex.

Foamex is an Australian owned and operated company with branches across NSW, Victoria, Queensland and South Australia. Supplying polystyrene products since 1982, Foamex has built strong relations with builders, engineers, architects, designers and specifiers all across the country.