You just arrived home from a long, stressful day at work and all you want to do is read the newspaper.
You open up your iPad, click on your favorite publication’s app and plop down onto your recliner, trying to block out the blustery Michigan winter outside.
Just as you are finally starting to relax, settling nicely into your happy place, you set your feet on the floor.
The floor is freezing cold and that temperature shoots through your body, instantly stirring up trouble and irritation along the way.
I worked so hard all day for this, a cold floor in the winter?
You’re not alone. You, Michigan homeowner, are suffering from cold feet; cold feet caused not by the fear of a huge decision, rather by a cold floor in your house.
In addition to cold floors in your house, you may even experience freezing pipes, which is extremely inconvenient.
Don’t forget a chilly basement and your HVAC system working ridiculously hard on top of that.
The foundation in your home can leak a substantial amount of air since it’s just off the ground. Having cold floors in the winter is likely caused by poor insulation in your home’s rim joist or crawl space – areas connected to the foundation. Many homes in Michigan are stuck with the original fiberglass insulation in these locations which allows air to simply pass through with nothing more than a wave and a “how are you?”
Some homes don’t have any insulation in these areas, which will almost guarantee cold floors in the winter.
The smart solution
Now that you know you and your house have a problem, it’s obviously time to brainstorm a solution.
Let us suggest spray foam insulation.
Icynene spray foam is the best solution to insulate both your rim joist and your crawl space. The spray foam insulation will tightly insulate and air seal your foundation, ensuring a noticeable absence of the air leaks that characterized your home before.
Soon the cold floors will be a distant memory.
So jump back on the recliner, unlock your iPad and find out who was eliminated from Dancing with the Stars last night.