Many companies both large and small are now going with commercial spray foam insulation to keep their establishments from leaking air in the summer and winter. The product can be installed by professionals in the craft and it can do wonders to keep electricity bills from skyrocketing in the hot months of the summer when the sun is unbearable. It can also save in the winter when it seems the only choice is to crank the heater up. Commercial spray foam insulation is different from other products in a number of ways. Understanding how it works can give you a better idea of why it is probably the best product out there when it comes to keeping a business insulated.
Professional companies use tools to apply the commercial spray foam insulation to the appropriate areas. This is usually in the ceilings or attics of the establishment. Once this material is exposed to oxygen it begins to expand in a chemical reaction. This allows it to get down into tiny cracks where traditional types of material, such as fiberglass, will not go. When wet, it has the potential to expand up to ten times its original size. The method of application also allows the professionals to get it into places that normally would have to go without coverage.
Commercial spray insulation compares favorably to other forms because it creates a completely air tight seal in the area it is applied. This cannot be said of other materials. While other, more commonly used materials may get the job done, only this form of application can keep a business completely protected from cold or hot air coming from outside. While preventing this air from coming in, it also prevent the air from inside from escaping. This creates a thermos-like effect and allows any enterprise to save money on their heating and cooling bills. Not to mention the benefits to the environment that come with saving energy.
If there is any downside to commercial spray insulation it is that it really should be done by a professional company. With other materials, people often do the insulating themselves. With the sprayer, professionals should be involved to handle the cleanup as well as make sure the material is not going into areas where it could expand and cause structural issues with delicate walls or building materials. Having said that, if you can find a good company in the area that will perform the application for a reasonable cost, there’s no better choice to can make to keep your building nice and air tight.