Business owners sometimes dread opening their utility bill during the hot summer and cold winter months. Keeping a large, open space adequately cool or warm takes a lot of energy. Rather than making your customers uncomfortable by keeping your establishment too warm or too cool, lower your monthly bills by performing an insulation upgrade. Division 9 Commercial Construction is a commercial contractor skilled at installing all 4 types of insulation.

What is insulation?

Insulation is a material that is placed within a structure’s walls or ceilings to reduce heat loss or heat gain within the building. For example, insulation prevents your air conditioning from working double time, because the interior temperature will be unaffected by the scorching heat outside. Over half of a building’s energy usage is due to heating and cooling costs. Adding new or additional insulation is one of the easiest ways to reduce your utility bill.

Types of Insulation

All insulation has an associated R value, the degree to which the insulation can provide resistance to heat loss or gain. Choosing insulation with a higher R value is more costly, but it will provide better insulation over the long run. The 4 most common types of insulation are:

  • Loose-Fill and Blown-In Insulation

This type of insulation is blown into difficult to reach spaces. Division 9 Commercial Construction recommends blowing this insulation in during the commercial remodel process.

  • Batt and Roll Insulation

As the name suggests, this insulation type is rolled out within the unfinished floors, walls, and attics. This insulation is also easiest to install during a commercial remodel process when the building walls are also under construction. Batt and roll insulation tends to be the less expensive option for business owners.

  • Reflective or Radiant Barriers

Businesses in hot climates would benefit from reflective barriers within the attic. A reflective or radiant barrier reflects heat back outside rather than absorbing it. This makes a great barrier for keeping heat from entering your building through the roof.

  • Spray Foam Insulation

This type of insulation is highly effective for both sound and energy insulation. Spray foam insulation can be applied after construction is complete, making it a great option for business owners that do not wish to complete a full remodel of their property.

Division 9 Commercial Construction is experienced in all types of insulation installation for commercial properties. We can advise you on the best option for your business, because insulation is not one size fits all. Your business needs are specific to your property, and we can help tailor a project to meet your specific needs. Please contact our office at 800-991-4121 for a free insulation installation quote.