What is Commercial Building Spray Foam Insulation?

Spray foam insulation is also known as spray polyurethane foam and is the preferred insulation method for commercial buildings.  When the architect, contractor or building owner chooses spray foam, they are availing themselves of the very latest in insulation technology that will ensure that the most advanced sustainability and performance product is installed.  Foam is the best product on the market that meets or exceeds building codes with regards to energy efficiency, sustainability and energy savings targets.

Of the many benefits of spray foam, of particular interest is the fact that it is an all-in-one product.  In just one application, it provides a thermal barrier, a water resistant barrier and a complete air barrier.  No other insulation can match this efficiency and the associated cost benefits.  Rigid foam board cannot compare to spray foam in terms of labor and material costs.  Further, architects are free to design creative, functional spaces without regard to the restrictions imposed by foam board.  Foam is the ideal solution to insulate curved walls and non-traditional roof shapes.

Spray foam is a labor saving option for commercial building insulation.  Foam can be sprayed quickly and efficiently keeping projects on budget and on time saving both contractors and building owners headaches and scheduling problems at the same time.  This performance-based insulation is also a permanent solution to insulating commercial buildings as it never needs replacing.

Another benefit of spray foam insulation for commercial buildings is that it strengthens the cavities inside interior studs.  This completely eliminates convection currents in walls which reduces insulation performance and can create a problem with condensation.

Open cell and closed cell foam insulation are the most effective solutions to create an air barrier, thermal barrier and moisture barrier in commercial structures. It can be more efficiently installed that traditional insulation options while it enables design flexibility for building architects. 

 

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