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Improve the performance of your building envelope with spray foam insulation

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Improve the performance of your building envelope with spray foam insulation

According to the Danbury New Times, more businesses are being turned on to the benefits of going green. In fact, Cushman & Wakefield's latest corporate survey of 23 large companies in the United States revealed that each business had implemented some sort of green office policy or initiative. With more businesses taking a green approach, builders have an opportunity to leverage this trend by incorporating high-performance, energy efficient solutions into their contracting services. High-performance innovation such as spray foam insulation from Icynene, for instance, can help builders when it comes to selling their services to businesses looking to open a new branch or renovate their existing offices.

R-value* and air sealing are key features of spray foam insulation
Two factors that companies should be focused on when evaluating insulation options are R-value* and the quality of the product's air seal. Green Building Advisor notes that spray foam insulation is uniquely suited for fixing drafts in hard-to-reach places that could be very difficult to seal with other types of insulation. Because the material expands upon installation, buildings equipped with spray foam insulation enjoy the benefits of an air barrier. Additionally, spray foam insulation's consistent R-value* provides optimal temperature control in all types of climates and weather.

Long-term performance reflects well on builders
Construction projects with poor efficiency could be regarded by the clients as a failure by the builder. On the other hand, highly-efficient office buildings and homes could lead to additional business opportunities thanks to word-of-mouth recommendations. For these reason, it's wise for builders to work with reputable, experienced insulation contractors such as licensed Icynene spray foam contractors.

Installation can reduce costs and project time
Because of spray foam insulation's consistent R-value* and quick installation process, buildings being insulated with spray foam will likely require less materials and can help reduce construction schedules. Both of these advantages can lead to savings for the contractor and extra satisfaction from the customer. When considered in this regard, builders can use high-end spray foam insulation to raise their profile amongst their customers and gain a competitive edge over their competitors.

* R means resistance to heat flow. The higher the R-value, the greater the insulating power. Compare insulation R-values before you buy. There are other factors to consider. The amount of insulation you need depends mainly on the climate you live in. Also, your fuel savings from insulation will depend upon the climate, the type and size of your house, the amount of insulation already in your house, and your fuel use patterns and family size. If you buy too much insulation, it will cost you more than what you'll save on fuel. To get the marked R-value, it is essential that this insulation be installed properly.

 

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