Commercial Applications

There are numerous applications available for commercial and industrial projects with spray foam technology. A representative from Pentoir Spray Foam will meet with your project manager and discuss which process is best. Projects range from spray foam roofs, interior and exterior and walls and complete building envelopes. Whether you simply need to lower your bottom line or maintain your building’s temperature, PENTOIR SPRAY FOAM can assist you from start to finish.

On average, 30% of the energy used in commercial buildings is wasted. When used in commercial buildings, spray foam insulation can:

  • Reduce energy costs by up to 50% by minimizing air infiltration while providing optimal thermal (R-value) performance
  • Lower equipment costs by specifying systems appropriate for reduced HVAC loads
  • Improve indoor environmental quality to enhance productivity and performance in workplaces
  • Easily manage hard-to-insulate areas like service entry points
  • Explore design options not feasible with other forms of insulation

For commercial buildings, spray foam insulation delivers optimal building performance by providing an insulation and air barrier in one step to:

  • Control conductive heat loss
  • Help eliminate convection in wall and ceiling cavities
  • Control air leakage into and out of the building

Spray foam offers substantial advantages over conventional air-permeable, fibrous insulation materials:

  • Fibrous insulation cannot control air flow without time consuming, labor intensive and costly detailing.
  • Unlike fibrous materials, spray foam insulation offers a more reliable way to consistently deliver superior energy efficiency over the life of a commercial building because it won't settle and sag, creating air gaps.

Using spray foam insulation to create a continuous air barrier delivers noticeable improvements in commercial building durability and comfort, including:

  • Improving comfort by eliminating hot/cold spots
  • Providing more control over air quality by minimizing the intrusion of airborne irritants (such as dust, pollen, and humidity). Combined with appropriate mechanical ventilation it creates a healthier indoor environment with fewer moisture and air quality issues
  • Reducing potential for concealed moisture problems, such as those caused by wind-driven rain
  • Controlling condensation by preventing conditioned internal air from meeting hot/cold outdoor air
  • Reducing sound transmission (particularly mid frequency sounds, such as street traffic), which is a key selling point for those who consider sound control a must-have (i.e. office buildings and schools)

Spray foam insulation expands the horizon of commercial building performance beyond what is feasible with fibrous or rigid board insulation options. Spray foam insulation helps you push the design envelope while meeting the energy efficiency, overall performance and functional needs of a building. Spray foam insulation tackles challenges and problem areas that are difficult or impossible with other types of insulation including:

  • Cathedral ceilings
  • Steel structures
  • Domed ceilings
  • Arches and other unusual shapes
  • Plumbing, electrical, telecommunications and other service entry points

LEED project certification (the U.S. Green Building Council's internationally recognized green building program) is proof of your building's leading edge, sustainable design. LEED buildings offer numerous selling features for building owners and their tenants, including:

  • Reduced energy consumption and environmental impact
  • Lower operating costs
  • Better indoor environmental quality
  • Average building life cycle savings that are ten times the initial investment in construction costs
  • Comparable construction costs to buildings not seeking LEED certification Higher occupancy rates and building values

Action Plan for Commercial Buildings

Quite simply, energy costs and building codes are creating critical demand for the adoption of systems that effectively and consistently insulate and seal commercial buildings, while maintaining reasonable costs, low environmental impact and systems engineering implications. For that reason, we recommend the following actions by commercial building designers and builders:

  1. Understand the energy performance of your buildings and how it can be improved - now and with future energy costs in mind. Audit the performance of your building-envelope systems and look for opportunities to improve. Take action within your organization to adopt a culture of continuous improvement in your buildings' energy use.
  2. Evaluate the use of closed cell SPF insulation and water proofing systems for new construction projects. Design your buildings for the future--seek to understand the performance and cost trade-offs of various moisture, air-barrier and insulation systems compared to the multi-purpose ccSPF insulation and waterproofing system.
  3. Increase the awareness of ccSPF insulation for energy performance applications. Become familiar with ccSPF insulation and waterproofi ng system characteristics and applications to address performance issues and challenges.
  4. Promote the improvement of energy performance in commercial buildings, and set a bar for minimum energy performance for all new and existing buildings. Commitment to improve the performance of buildings increases national energy security, reduces our dependence on foreign oil, decreases the impact of buildings on our environment and improves our bottom line.

 

This video will show spray foam application in an industrial facility. In all videos the manufactures of spray foam and thickness of materials applied may vary based on their regions and application.