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The Best Insulation For Commercial Buildings

May 23, 2022

Over the last couple of years, building codes in many jurisdictions have been updated to mandate that commercial buildings operate more efficiently. Installing insulation is one of the most cost-effective ways of making your commercial building more efficient. Such regulation has likely been put in your jurisdiction, and that’s why you want to insulate your commercial building, or the code is being considered, and you want to stay ahead of the curve. You should know that choosing the proper insulation for commercial buildings is crucial as it helps achieve maximum efficiency. Types of Insulations for Commercial Buildings Fiberglass blanket: Also... View Article

How Does Insulation Work?

September 30, 2021

You might already know that insulation prevents heat transfer, can help with soundproofing and increases your fire resistance, but do you know how it actually works? It’s time to revisit your middle school science classes. Read on to get a refresher course with some FAQs on insulation and heat transfer. What is insulation? Insulation is any material that prevents heat transfer—that is, hot air moving toward cold air. Some materials are more suitable as insulation than others. Consider the difference between sticking a cold soda can in a canvas tote versus an insulated bag. Since canvas isn’t an effective insulation... View Article

Importance of Thermal Insulation in Buildings

September 16, 2021

Northern California is prone to icy winters and long, hot summers. If your building lacks appropriate insulation, you could find yourself incredibly uncomfortable. Insulation blocks heat transfer, i.e., when hot air and cold air meet, the hot air will move into the cold air until the temperature evens out. When you don’t have good insulation, heat transfer occurs between indoor and outdoor air. You might notice excessively high energy bills and areas that never seem to warm up or cool down like the rest of the building. This demonstrates the importance of thermal insulation. Here’s why your building needs good... View Article

Are Vapor Barriers Necessary?

March 2, 2021

Vapor barriers are a type of plastic film designed to be impermeable so as to prevent moisture from seeping through. They’re frequently used as part of a building envelope in walls and ceilings, and can also be used underneath certain flooring installations. One of the most common questions Northern California residents have when remodeling a room or finishing off a basement concerns in which situations vapor barriers are needed after putting in the insulation. Not every wall requires a vapor barrier—keep in mind that it’s used to prevent water vapor from getting in through the protected surface. To determine whether... View Article

Benefits of Moisture Barriers and Where They’re Used

August 4, 2020

When you take the plunge and purchase your own home, you will quickly discover that, as rewarding as homeownership is, there are numerous threats that will do their best to undermine your investment. Pests try to crawl in through the attic. Appliances break down. Plumbing malfunctions. One issue that you may not be aware of, however, is the threat that moisture can pose to your home. While you’re worrying about other problems, moisture invades your home and causes a massive number of issues. Fortunately, there is a solution: moisture barriers. The practical benefits and uses for moisture barriers in Northern... View Article

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