Your commercial building houses important materials that require protection from the elements. In the Pacific Northwest, the rain and wind are prevalent, so the last thing you need is a structure that leaks. Whether it’s exterior walls that have cracks and holes or interior walls that need to be at certain temperatures, eliminating air leaks is imperative.
This also applies to the ceiling of your facility. Just how much energy is wasted through the crawl space in the attic because of an insufficient type of insulation – or no insulation at all! The right insulation product reducing the amount of heat that escapes can result in huge energy savings during the winter.
What Is Spray Foam Insulation?
With spray foam insulation, usually hard to insulate areas can be reached with ease. The expanding property of the product means every nook and cranny – even the ones you can’t see – can be filled. Both closed-cell and open-cell spray foam expand after application, but closed-cell is used for insulation.
Closed-cell spray foam is the more dense product and keeps its structural integrity after application. Like the name suggests the tiny cells that expand remain intact, making it impervious to water or air. At least 50 percent of the cells in open-cell foam are open, making it more spongy and soft to the touch. This type of foam is usually used for cushioning.
However, both open cell and closed cell foam fill large areas in a matter of minutes and provide long-term durability. This insulation lasts for a lifetime. It is applied in a liquid form, then expands, sealing, and filling voids around your commercial building.
The energy-efficient capabilities far surpass fiberglass or cellulose insulation. Once the air barrier is in place, it can help reduce the price of your energy bills – sometimes up to 40% to 50%. It has a variety of additional benefits, including:
- Easily applied to existing structures or irregularly shaped surfaces, filling all cracks and crevices. When properly used, there is very little waste involved with spray foam insulation.
- Low maintenance due to the rigidity of closed-cell foam. Because water nor air is allowed into the insulation, there is little worry for internal failure from mold or mildew.
- Leak resistant and fully waterproof
- Even though installation is more expensive upfront, spray foam insulation is more cost-effective in the long run due to a higher R-value rating and longevity.
- Helps prolong the life of your roof
- Resistant to rodents
- Can protect from mold and other pollutants
There is truly nothing like spray foam insulation. The benefits are unmatched! With fall and winter right around the corner, now is the perfect time to get your insulation installed. This will give you the peace of mind you need, knowing that your building will stay dry and protected no matter what the weather decides to do outside.
Spray-On Foam insulation contractor is located conveniently in Southwest Washington and has extensive experience with spray foam for buildings. No matter how big or small your commercial space or warehouse is, we can help get this one-of-a-kind insulation installed on-time and on-budget.
We have been helping customers with air sealing, insulation, and other spray foam applications since 1973, and we’re ready to help you! Contact our team today to find out more about spray foam insulation and if it is right for your building.