An industrial building isn’t really done until it’s insulated. Whether it’s a metal building, a cold storage warehouse, an airplane hanger or a manufacturing plant, it is the insulation inside the building that creates its environmental stability. And there are several different ways to accommodate the need to make a building habitable for the people who will be working inside it. The traditional fiberglass insulation that is stapled into place has been the standby insulation used for years but it has a low R-value because it cannot fill in every crack, crevice and hole. This type of traditional insulation misses almost as much as it hits and does little to keep out dust or moisture and does nothing against the formation of mold or mildew.
The use of industrial spray foam insulation offers multiple benefits over fiberglass insulation including a higher R-value rating of 7.0. Fiberglass insulation generally only carries a 3.5 R-value. In addition to the higher R-value, industrial spray foam insulation due to its very nature can seep into every crack, crevice and hole in the area that it is applied and create a better airtight seal in a building.
R-value is a measure of thermal resistance and the higher the number, the better the insulation product. If your insulation product, such as spray foam is high and used in conjunction with thermal, double paned windows and insulated doors, your building may cost virtually nothing energy bill wise to maintain a habitual environment inside.
Spray foam insulation can make a huge impact on the overall cost to heat or cool an industrial building and the results will show with the lower energy bills. In fact studies have shown that up to forty percent of a buildings energy loss is due to air infiltration. That’s money going right out the window, the door and through the walls.
Spray foam insulation also offers the benefit of helping to create a hostile environment for mold and mildew to grow and flourish. Depending on your particular climate, mold and mildew growth can be very problematic and the root cause is often controllable. Moisture trapped by damp warmish air can help spur mold or mildew growth and once mold begins to take root it can spread with a silent speed that can be very destructive, even making a building uninhabitable. Industrial spray foam insulation has been shown to control the root cause of mold growth by controlling not only air infiltration but also controlling moisture intake. And warm air and moisture are all mold needs to grow. Spray foam insulation can eliminate those factors before mold has a chance.
If you need any other reasons to opt for spray foam over fiberglass insulation you only need to look at how easy it is to apply. A professional technician can spray insulating foam in its liquid form and it will increase 120 times its volume to cover and fill every area it comes into contact with permanently. home insulation