There are several different types of commercial insulation that can be used to help protect your commercial building from outdoor temperatures and heat transfers. Choosing the type of insulation that is best suited to your particular needs can have a huge impact on just how energy efficient your property is. That is why it is so important for you to not only work closely with a commercial insulation service for the installation of these products but also for you to understand the key differences in how each of these products works.
Radiant Barrier Insulation
Radiant barrier insulation is a very thin type of commercial insulation which resembles the appearance of foil since it is extremely shiny. The purpose of this type of insulation is to establish a heat reflective barrier. The shiny reflective surface of this insulation makes it especially effective in attics and below roofs to prevent downward heat flow.
Spray Foam Insulation
Spray foam is a very popular option for commercial insulation since this type of insulation is able to quickly and easily fill spaces regardless of their shape without leaving any uninsulated spaces. This is because spray foam has no predetermined shape and quickly expands to fill the needed space. This makes it especially useful when insulating corners and other tight spaces where other types of commercial insulation may leave gaps.
Blown-in insulation is very similar to spray foam in the fact that it is often used to fill oddly shaped or tight spaces. However, unlike spray foam which expands and then solidifies, blown-in commercial insulation is made up of loose fiberglass which is allowed to settle into the open spaces inside of walls, ceilings, and floors. Since blown-in insulation does not solidify like spray foam, it can be much easier to remove if you ever decide to take on a major renovation project in the future. On the other hand, the loose nature of this insulation can also lead to significant settling over time which may require you to add more insulation to maintain efficiency levels.
Fiberglass Batt Insulation
Fiberglass batt insulation comes in large rolls which can be cut down to fit into both interior and exterior walls and ceilings. This type of commercial insulation is the most popular option for insulating large spaces and is often the most economic choice as well. By trapping air in between the fiberglass fibers, this insulation is able to effectively prevent temperature transfers and provide an impressive heat barrier as well.
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