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Did you know that up to 40% of the energy used to heat and cool the average building is wasted through air leaks? Chances are, your business could be saving more money on energy costs than it is today. Our spray foam insulation can help you lower your energy costs while keeping your employees working comfortably, not to mention all the weatherproofing benefits. Call us today to get a free quote on spray foam insulation for your facilities, and read on to learn more about all the advantages that spray foam insulation can provide your business.
Spray foam insulation can provide your business many benefits, including:
Meet multiple construction objectives at once, like insulating, air sealing and waterproofing — all with one product from one contractor!
Reduced noise pollution
More comfortable work environment and higher employee satisfaction
Prevention of drafts
Reduced heating and cooling costs
Reduced external allergens like dust and pollen
Lower roof maintenance costs
Closed-cell spray foam is recognized as Class 5 flood damage-resistant by FEMA — the only kind of insulation with such recognition!
Commercial Spray Foam Insulation
While not the most glamorous part of running a business, the right insulation plan for your property could make the difference between a profitable or miserable year. Not only can poor insulation lead to higher energy bills, but it can also create an uncomfortable environment for you, your employees, and your clients. That’s where the Interline team comes in. We’re spray foam insulation specialists with over 15 years of experience in the industry. When you choose to insulate your building with spray foam from Interline, you’re getting the best, most energy-efficient insulation option on the market installed by experienced hands. Read on to learn about why spray foam insulation is the superior choice for your building and your budget.
What Is Spray Foam Insulation?
Spray polyurethane foam, or SPF, is a spray-applied plastic that expands to form a continuous, air- and moisture-sealing barrier on walls, roofs, around corners and on other surfaces in a structure. Spray foam insulation is known in the industry to be among the best types of insulation at resisting heat transfer and effectively keeping unwanted air from infiltrating whatever structure it is applied to. In other words, it’s one of the most durable and effective types of insulation, both with respect to retention of heating and cooling in a building and to protection against water, allergens and weather-related factors.
Additionally, unlike other forms of insulation, spray foam does not settle or sag over time, meaning it will maintain its same structure and performance standards for several years without needing to be retouched or replaced. The spray application of this kind of insulation, which is unique in the industry, makes it the most convenient choice for complex structures like custom ceilings and other uniquely-shaped spaces. Unlike other types of insulation, Spray foam insulation does not require additional infrastructure like wire supports, netting, or fasteners to install. Spray foam insulation is a truly unique type of insulation, and perhaps the most versatile in application.
Types Of Spray Foam Insulation
Spray foam insulation is made by mixing its plastic and liquid components to create foam. The components of spray foam react almost instantly when mixed, expanding on contact to create the insulating, air sealing, and weatherproofing foam for which this type of insulation is named. There are multiple types of spray foam insulation, and each kind offers its own set of benefits. There are three primary types of spray foam insulation: high-density, medium-density, and low-density.
High-Density Spray Foam Insulation
3 pounds per cubic foot
Most commonly used on building exteriors and in roofing
R-Value: 5.5 per inch and up*
As its name implies, high-density spray foam insulation is the densest of all spray foam types. It provides the most strength of the three types of spray foam, but it also expands the least and requires more material to cover and insulate a space. However, it is a favorite of many builders for exterior work due to its seamless, monolithic nature. It is the most thermal-, air-, and water-resistant of the three types of spray foam insulation. When applied to roofs, it also increases a building’s resistance to wind uplift.
Medium-Density Spray Foam Insulation
2 pounds per cubic foot
Most commonly used in areas requiring continuous insulation, like interior wall cavities
R-Value: 5.7 per inch and up*
Medium-density spray foam insulation is a very flexible type of spray foam, enjoying some of the strengths of both high- and low-density spray foam insulation. Like low-density spray foam insulation, medium-density spray foam is most often used for continuous insulation in indoor environments. Unlike low-density spray foam, however, medium-density spray foam is a closed-cell form of insulation and provides a level of insulation comparable to its high-density counterpart. Medium-density spray foam insulation protects against air, water, vapors, and can even act as a sound barrier. Medium-density spray foam provides a high amount of tensile and bond strength and is generally not affected by weather-related moisture, like wind-driven rains. It is best used in areas where there is need for the greatest amount of insulation per square inch possible.
Low-Density Spray Foam Insulation
0.5 pounds per cubic foot
Most commonly used in building interiors
R-Value: 3.6 per inch and up*
Low-density spray foam insulation is also referred to as open-cell foam, as it is the only kind of spray foam to possess an open-cell structure. In practical terms, what this means is that while it does not provide the same level of thermal and water resistance as its closed-cell counterparts, it is the most versatile type of spray foam and absorbs sound the best of the three types of spray foam insulation. Low-density spray foam can be applied to practically any interior space, and it stays somewhat soft and flexible after installation, making it the most likely of the three types of spray foam to provide high-quality insulation the longest, even as the building in which it is applied settles and shifts over time.
*R-value refers to the amount of resistance to heat flow that an insulation material provides. The higher the R-value, the greater the insulation that material provides. Many local energy codes include R-value requirements, which can vary depending on the local climate. Spray foam insulation is a high-quality type of insulation, though, and all three types will satisfy R-value requirements in most cases. They can even go beyond the code requirements for super-insulated buildings.
No matter the type(s) of spray foam insulation you choose to fortify your facilities with, you’ll enjoy the many benefits this high-quality insulation provides. If you’re unsure what kind(s) of spray foam insulation are right for your building’s needs, just give us a call! Our experienced insulation technicians are happy to consult with you to create a custom insulation plan and get you a fair quote.
Advantages of Spray Foam Insulation
No matter the type(s) of spray foam you choose for your building, spray foam insulation can provide you and your employees many benefits. Remember, despite the differences in R-value and insulation strength between the three density types of spray foam, all are high-quality enough to meet or exceed the requirements of average local energy codes. Spray foam insulation may not be the cheapest type of insulation on the market, but the benefits that it can give both your pocketbook and your employees in the long term will more than make up the money for it.
One Solution for Multiple Needs
Companies selling other types of insulation are quick to point out spray foam insulation’s comparably higher price, but looking at the price tag alone doesn’t tell the full story. You can expect to get at least a bare-minimum level of insulation for your building no matter what type of insulation you choose, but spray foam insulation provides you the massive advantage of accomplishing multiple building goals at once. When you choose spray foam insulation for your building, you’re getting more than just insulation for your building — you’re also getting air leaks sealed, your energy efficiency enhanced, your roof and exterior weatherproofed, your infrastructure strengthened, and more. You’re accomplishing multiple construction goals with one product from one contractor, Interline, and saving time and money. Building owners that choose insulation types other than spray foam may be paying less for insulation, but they’re paying more overall for additional contractors and taking more time to meet the same needs that spray foam insulation can on its own.
The biggest plus to choosing spray foam insulation is the boost it gives your building’s energy efficiency. Did you know that up to 40% of a building’s heating and cooling can be lost to air leaks and improper seals? Choosing spray foam insulation will ensure that your building is properly sealed and protected from air infiltration so that you get the most out of the heating and cooling you’re paying for in your building. After installing spray foam insulation, the average building owner can save up to 15% on heating and cooling costs alone. And that’s not the only way you save! Because buildings can lose so much of their energy to air leaks, there’s a chance that your facility’s HVAC system doesn’t need to be as big as it is now. With spray foam insulation installed in your building, there’s a possibility you could reduce the size of your HVAC system by as much as 35% and retain the same level of temperature control the next time your HVAC system needs to be replaced.
Lower Maintenance Costs
Air leaks aren’t the only kind of leaks that spray foam insulation protects your building from. As discussed in our rundown of the different types of spray foam insulation, closed-cell spray foam is most often used in exterior and roofing applications because of the superior waterproofing protection it gives the structures to which it’s applied. In fact, closed-cell spray foam is recognized as Class 5 flood damage-resistant by FEMA. It’s the only type of spray foam insulation to offer this level of protection! With the wild weather we can get here in Utah, it’s more than worth the investment — not just to protect your building from rain and water damage and increase its property value, but to decrease your risk and mitigate your losses in the event of a wild weather event and reduce the risk of mold growth.
Beyond protection from water and weather, spray foam insulation can also improve the overall strength of your facilities. Closed-cell spray foam can be used to strengthen the walls in your building and increase resistance to wind uplift during high-wind events. Testing by the American Chemistry Council has shown that just two inches of spray foam can increase a wall’s resistance to racking by 300% in typical wall construction. When applied to have direct contact with a roof deck, spray foam insulation helps keep the assembly glued together and resistant to damage and uplift during high-wind events.
Sealing air and water leaks doesn’t just benefit your energy bill. Using spray foam insulation to insulate and protect your building from outside air also seals it off from dust, pollen, allergens, and even insects! In a dry, dusty environment like Utah, such protection is invaluable to a building. Protecting your building from allergens, airborne irritants, and pests will make it a cleaner and healthier place to work, contribute to the comfort of your clients and employees, and invariably reduce the amount of productivity your office loses to allergies and related health issues.
Greater Workplace Comfort and Increased Productivity
When your clients and employees are healthier and more comfortable in well-insulated facilities, your business stands to benefit. Not only will office morale and productivity be higher now that your employees don’t have to spend as much time dealing with allergies or trying to get comfortable in a workspace that is too hot or too cold, the invaluable first impression you make on clients will be better than ever before. You won’t see this kind of value as a line item on any bill, but it will invariably reflect its essential value in the business you do and the improved work culture you foster with your investment in your facilities.
Choose Interline for Your Spray Foam Insulation Needs
A lack of insulation means the heat of summer seeping in through the cracks and crevices in your building. It means higher cooling bills. It leads to a spike in heating costs when winter rolls around. And on top of all that, it makes your employees miserable. But not with us. At Interline, we don’t stop until your business has its energy problems handled. We have more than 15 years of experience in spray foam insulation and can create customized insulation plans to meet the needs of your business.
So stop wasting the money your business makes to pay off those pesky energy bills and fix the minor issues. Instead, invest in commercial spray foam insulation from Interline for a comprehensive, long-term solution to the many inefficiencies of your facilities. We are your lasting solution and first line of defense that will protect your profits for decades to come. Get in touch with our team today to learn more and schedule a consultation with us.
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