As we continue through fall and come into winter, now is an excellent time to begin thinking about commercial insulation for your business, especially since utility bills frequently skyrocket during Washington’s colder months. With the proper installation of insulation, those bills may decrease.
Commercial Insulation Factors
Remember, when selecting the right insulation for your building, there is no such thing as a “superior insulator.” All insulation performs well when installed and air sealed properly. A commercial insulation contractor will be able to help you choose the best type of insulation based on your desired results. Here are the factors that the Insulation Institute recommends considering: thermal performance, acoustic control, fire protection, and sustainability.
The thermal performance will be a crucial point in selecting the best insulation for your business. You want to maximize your R-value per dollar, aim for minimal air filtration, consider product settling, and make sure to research UV stability. The more you know about insulation products, the more specific your questions are for an insulation contractor.
If you are in an office building or want to dampen sound, you will also want to consider sound insulation for acoustic control. Fiberglass and mineral wool insulation, for instance, have higher Sound Transmission Class (STC) ratings, and sound insulation/absorption than spray foam and cellulose.
When discussing fire protection with your contractor, you will be glad to hear that fiberglass and mineral wool insulation are naturally non-combustible. That means your insulation won’t become a tinderbox if a fire broke out in your building.
You live in a time where sustainable products are crucial to the environment, so it makes sense that these concerns would roll over onto your installation selection. Fiberglass, cellulose, and mineral wool insulation contain recycled materials and are reusable at the end of their life. Not only are they reusable, but they give off no dangerous greenhouse gasses.
Call an Experienced Insulation Company
Carrig and Dancer is a full-service energy conservation contractor who has been providing residential and commercial insulation services throughout Washington since 1982. Other services offered include, but are not limited to, soundproofing and replacing windows. For more information about these and other energy-saving services, contact us at (253) 584-7704 or at one of these other locations.