There are times throughout the lifetime of a commercial building when insulation needs replacing. When you begin discussing the replacement with commercial insulation contractors, there are several options the contractor mentions. One of these options is a spray foam insulation option. Since batt blanket insulation is one of the more common options, you may immediately begin wondering what the benefits of switching to a spray foam may be. Here are some of those benefits and what to know about each one.
One of the leading reasons commercial businesses choose spray foam over traditional batt blanket insulation is due to expansion. Traditional foam has to be placed into the space and either cut larger so it can fit into the gaps or positioned into gaps as the contractor encounters them. This tends to leave spaces that may not be fully insulated. When you use spray foam, the foam expands. The foam is sprayed using spray foam equipment. As the foam goes into place it will reach out to various nooks and cracks. This means every available area that needs insulation is covered by the spray foam insulation. This expanding insulation reduces the chances of gaps and spaces that could otherwise become an issue for mold, air, and humidity.
Having waterproof insulation is vital for many commercial businesses. This is especially true in businesses where humidity or exposure to water and water vapor can become a problem. When you use a traditional batt blanket insulation, the entire area can become exposed to water. This means that water can build up within the batt blanket and different layers of the insulation causing mold and mildew, and eventually need to have the insulation replaced again. The spray foam insulation option offers a waterproof alternative that will block out any water and keep the area insulated and dry.
Mold and mildew can cause issues within and outside of your insulation. As mold and mildew set in, you are likely also experiencing forms of water damage. This water damage can spread causing more mold and mildew to spread. As the issues expand, they will eventually enter your production areas and your air vents. The mold and mildew will release into the air and into the products you are manufacturing or holding in storage. The results are extensive damage to your product, production, storage, and possibly your employees. Spray foam resists mold and therefore reduces these issues and related damages greatly.
When you are ready to move forward with the installation of new insulation, contact your commercial insulation contractors. They will perform an inspection of the area and determine the measurements needed to install the spray foam insulation. Once the measurements are taken, the contractors will set up a time to begin the insulation installation process. If you have any questions about the maintenance of the spray foam insulation, ask a commercial insulation contractor.