Cold floor near bay window

Question Icon
Posted by: from Montreal
1/20/2016 at 5:53:57 PM

I have a bay window in my living room and I find that the floor is cold starting at the window till about 3 feet from it. The wall against the bay window, if I tap it, it sounds hollow, so I'm assuming that there's not enough insulation. Could it be possible that's all that is missing?

User Icon
Date/Time1/22/2016 at 8:29:12 PM

If it sounds hollow, that is your first indicator. Is this a raised bungalo and there is an overhang? Little more information on the type of home, structure etc... would be helpful. Let us know before we have a real solution for you.

Marcel :)

User Icon
Adam in Montreal
Date/Time1/23/2016 at 8:15:41 AM

Hello Marcel,

So yes I do live in a bungalow, and your right the window outside does hang out. So I wasn't sure if I should remove the drywall in the summer and see if I can stuff in more insulation, or go from the bottom of the overhang outside and see if O can remove some panels and put some insulation that way. The final option depending on the price maybe have someone come over and shoot some foam insulation in which might be better since I'm not in construction.

Search the TrustedPros directory and discover the best contractors in your area.

Find your home service pro
Great renovations start with a great contractor.

Since 2004, TrustedPros has been helping homeowners find the right contractor for their home improvements and repairs.

Post Your Project

Within hours you'll be comparing offers from top-rated professionals. It's free to post and you're under no obligation to hire.

Trustedpros Inc. does not warrant the accuracy, completeness, safety, legality or usefulness of any Content, or Whether Content is Current and up-to-date, and TrustedPros Inc. Shall have no liability whatsoever with respect to your use or reliance upon any content or for content being removed or otherwise ceasing to be available. Please refer to the terms and conditions of use of this websites for more details.

Get quotes from top-rated contractors