Foilboard is one of the latest and top creations of the insulation world. It is safe to say that this new insulation type fulfils many existed gaps in the insulation world. Anyway, since this is somewhat a new thermal barrier variation, the majority of the property owners don’t have a better understanding of its installation process. In today’s article, we explain the installation of Foilboard in detail; let’s get started!
Foilboard is rigid panel insulation; it is a product similar to a dense board. And, the fact that it is a rigid panel makes more resistive to day-to-day environmental factors. So, you can choose it for the wall, roof, underfloor, and ceiling insulation. Anyway, the way you have to install it may vary depending on where you install it. For example, ceiling and underfloor insulation get installed horizontally, most of the time. Wall and roof insulation get fixed vertically or inclined. When it comes to wall insulation, you can’t install Foilboard through a small opening, which is the installation method for blown-in and spray-foam insulation. So, if the wall construction is already completed; you will have to hire professional installers for it. But, you can install it yourself in case of solid walls; cavity walls only give you a hard time with it.
Installing Foilboard on the ceiling is a piece of cake. If no structural elements are there to hinder the installation process; you can complete the task within a day. A quick tip: be careful when you get the rigid panels into the attic or the converted room. Rigid panels are somewhat heavy when compared to traditional insulation batts, so having someone to help you, is highly advisable. We assume that you know the exact number of panels needed for your ceiling. Since Foilboard comes in known dimensions, you can easily calculate the required number of rigid panels of it. When you need to cut those rigid panels to make them fit within gaps, using a DIY cutting knife and cutting those is all you have to do here. But, make sure you know the dimensions right; after you cut the board; there’s no way you can join those. When the panel is as it is; it gives the best thermal protection, and gaps between Foilboard is a mistake that you shouldn’t make.
Well, you will have to overcome a few challenges when installing rigid panels within the underfloor compartment. Like when installing it within cavity walls, you will have to focus on possible difficulties here. It is highly advisable that you hire professional installers to get it 100% right. Don’t get us wrong. We suggest you hire professional installers, not because of Foilboard is an unsafe product. But, working with those rigid panels within a confined space is not a piece of cake. When considering available space and access, you should be able to manage Foilboard installation on the roof. But, a challenge is there to overcome — vertical or inclined installation. You should think of a way to stabilize those rigid panels under gravity. Professional installers use efficient methods for it, but you may not know those. What do you understand by now? If we keep product safety of Foilboard aside; it is advisable that you hire professional installers for a perfect job.