During a new construction or renovation project, the energy consumption bills that come after the final nail has been hammered can be a hidden cost associated with commercial buildings. Taking the time to make sure your building is energy efficient can have an immediate, significant financial impact on heating and cooling costs.
Choosing and installing the right kind of insulation is essential to maximizing a building’s energy efficiency, a goal best achieved with the use of spray foam insulation.
Benefits of spray foam
When considering insulation materials, the traditional thing that comes to mind is that fluffy pink, cotton candy-looking stuff otherwise known as fiberglass batts. Spray foam, on the other hand, is a polyurethane substance that can typically insulate as much as 50% more effective than traditional insulation products.
Foam excels at preventing air leakage, one of the most common culprits in out-of-control utility bills. Such costly leaks allow warm air to seep out in the winter and an air-conditioned interior to bleed in the summer, a particular problem for any sort of temperature-controlled storage environment.
Polyurethane spray-on foam helps you to go beyond the expected with a modern commercial insulation solution. Unlike traditional fluffy fiberglass batts, foam provides an airtight, lifetime seal that sticks to wall studs and sheathing to create an air barrier around your building. Since this barrier substance offers no food source or nesting materials, it also avoids traditional insulation’s temptation for rodents.
Protect what matters to you
The protection provided by spray foam not only traps air — it’s also resistant to the threat of moisture. This is especially important in protecting wooden items, such as furniture or musical instruments, from the elements while in storage. In addition, spray foam forms a shield against fluctuating temperature changes that can damage valuables like books, fine art, and business records.
While still featuring most of spray foam insulation’s popular properties, open-cell foam tends to be more popular for projects with a limited budget. For most important commercial buildings, though, closed-cell foam is recommended due to its better standard R-Values and effectiveness against moisture, despite the material’s slightly higher upfront costs.
Spray On Foam & Coatings is a premier insulation company in Oregon and Washington. With more than 40 years in the spray polyurethane foam insulation business, we know how to apply the product perfectly to ensure that your stored property is always taken care of, no matter what Mother Nature throws at you.
Read more about spray foam installation or check out our previous commercial projects.