Types of Insulation for Commercial Buildings

When it comes to insulating a commercial property, it’s important to consider the key factors and properties of your building, in order to insulate for the best results. Ask yourself, what do you want to achieve by insulating the property? From soundproofing to temperature control, to structure integrity & asbestos encapsulation, there are many reasons for commercial insulation. Each building has unique specifications that require professional analysis in order to recommend the optimum process of insulation. Regarding the insulation products, there is a range of types of insulation for commercial buildings available on today’s market.

However, each type of commercial insulation has its own unique benefits and drawbacks. Therefore, proper consultation or surveying of a property is vital to the success of the project. Data-driven approaches are also key to effective insulation and as such, this article aims to support you in your insulation project by providing relevant insights into what types of insulation for commercial buildings can be used in your specific property.

Common Commercial Property Areas

Commercial properties typically need insulation for ducts, fluid lines, pipes and storage tanks. Insulation products can be made from an array of materials, including wool, fibre glass and foam. The common areas and types of insulation for commercial properties tend to require some form of temperature maintenance to conserve energy.

It is in light of this, that EcoSpray-Foam Systems highly recommends using spray foam insulation in commercial properties. This is because it provides optimum heat conservation, and, due to the superior thermal value of closed cell spray foam, it also assists with water resistance and structural integrity. In addition to this, when paired with open cell spray foam insulation, spray foam can assist with soundproofing too. However, various insulation products may be applicable depending on the type of property.

Types of Commercial Properties

Warehouse Insulation

For the most part, warehouses are insulated for thermal efficiency, temperature control, temperature regulation and soundproofing. Robust metal structures, metal exteriors and interiors alongside other contributing factors make warehouses desperately in need of some form of thermal commercial insulation.

Office Insulation

Insulation for commercial and corporate office buildings is usually done with the sole aim of soundproofing and heat preservation, in order to create a comfortable working environment.

Barns & Agricultural Properties

These types of properties rely heavily on temperature control and regulation. Therefore, using an efficient insulator will aid this process. Additionally, controlling humidity is important for barns and agricultural buildings, so finding the correct type of commercial insulation to help achieve this is vital.

Container Insulation

Container insulation shares similar characteristics with warehouse insulation. Without effective insulation, shipping containers allow heat transference and are naturally inept at preserving energy. Therefore, insulating containers effectively will help reverse this. Shipping containers are most commonly used to transport goods, as such it’s important that they’re insulated properly so as not to damage their contents.

Each type of commercial property is used for different purposes, and possess different properties too. So it is important that these considerations are taken into account when you're coming to a decision about what kind of commercial insulation to install.

Spray Foam Insulation for Commercial Buildings

When insulating with Eco spray foam insulation, your property will benefit from a range of benefits.This product has the properties to insulate for heat conservation, energy efficiency, soundproofing, structural integrity, water prevention, anti-mould growth and sustainability. Eco spray foam is our most recommended product for most commercial insulation projects due to its superior capabilities. The foam insulant is available in two main forms, open cell or closed cell spray foam insulation, and depending on your property, one of these two forms are more than capable of providing quality insulation to your commercial building or container.

If you want to inquire further about commercial insulation, our Icynene spray foam product, or want to know more information about the different insulation for commercial buildings then you can contact us directly by emailing info@sprayfoam.co.uk or by using the contact form.

Our experts can provide a free consultation that will help you insulate your property effectively. EcoSpray Foam Systems has over 20 years of insulating experience, and we have completed projects of all sizes across the United Kingdom, from London, to Manchester, to Essex, Kent, and beyond.