5 Easy Ways to Improve Your Building Insulation
Insulation is a material designed to slow down heat transfer through reduced thermal conductivity. Insulation is used in many buildings and commercial spaces using spray foam, fiberglass, or cellulose. These insulating materials require you to remove roofs and restore their work.
However, most insulating materials require you to open up your walls and apply the insulation material inside their cavities. Thankfully, you can use these five ways to improve your residential insulation without invasive applications.
Thick Curtains in Offices
High-quality and thick curtains and double-glazed windows with UV-reflectivity significantly improve your property’s insulating capabilities. Thick curtains help to insulate your property by trapping heat in during the cold months and preventing heat from escaping during the warmer months. Double-glazed windows are made by sandwiching two panes of glass together with a layer of argon or krypton gas, allowing them to repel outside temperatures and UV rays.
Building Pipe Insulations
Insulated heated water pipes conserve more energy and reduce heat loss. You can use spray foam insulation to create a pipe sleeve or use a ready-made pipe sleeve that covers or fills through pipe cracks and gaps. In doing so, the system blocks out any seeping heat, cold, or moisture.
Pipe insulation can be made from various materials, including foam and fiberglass. Foam insulation is typically best for exterior pipes, while fiberglass is better for interior pipes.
Recessed Lighting Seals
Recessed lighting fixtures in the voids of wall and ceiling cavities have seals not designed for the entire cavity like traditional insulation. Instead, it is only designed to seal the area around the fixture. Applying air and water-repellent sealant improves your property’s insulation without opening your walls for insulation.
Most property owners go with caulk to seal their recessed lighting void areas. Alternatively, some use spray foam or fiberglass insulation because of their easy and quick application.
HVAC Duct Insulation
Spray foam insulation is an excellent choice because it can help block air leaks from the HVAC system and seal off perimeter gaps between the HVAC ducts and the building envelope. In addition, it helps extend your property and HVAC’s lifespan because of its highly reliable fire-resistance technology.
We highly suggest that you work with reliable SPF applicators, such as Ener Spray, to achieve perfect HVAC duct insulation. Their decades of experience and knowledge in the field ensure that your HVAC duct insulations will achieve the results it needs.
Floor Insulation and Warming
There are two main types of thermal insulation for floors: closed-cell spray foam and mineral wool insulation. Closed-cell foam is best for insulating floors and making them airtight, while mineral wool is best for soundproofing. We highly recommend closed-cell foam because it is more efficient and cheaper than mineral wool and immediately cures.
If you need the best insulation applicators in your area, you can always count on us at Ener-Spray. With our decades of experience and knowledge, we guarantee only the best results for your project needs. Contact us today to learn more about our services.