Air Barrier and Insulation
Get the best air barrier and insulation services from the experienced team at Washington Roofing & Insulation Inc. Adding air barriers and insulation to your commercial space will help you save money on utilities by making your building a more energy-efficient facility.
Fluid-Applied Air Barriers
Washington Roofing & Insulation Inc is an ABAA (Air Barrier Association of America) certified contractor and employs certified applicators.
Air barrier systems are composed of several materials assembled to provide a complete barrier to air leakage through the building enclosure. This system essentially wraps the building shell and ensures that it protects the building from the effects of air leakage. Air leakage can have detrimental effects on how a building functions and reduces the lifespan of a building.
Please visit the ABAA website for more information today.
Air Barrier And Insulation
Spray Foam Insulation
Using spray foam insulation will provide the following advantages:
In our air barrier and insulation applications, we use closed-cell foam. The difference between a closed-cell foam and an open-cell foam lies in the fact that the tiny cells of the open-cell foam fill up with air, making it weaker and softer, while closed-cell foam cells pack together and are filled with a gas forcing the foam to rise and expand, thereby providing better insulation.
Closed-cell spray foam provides an R-value of 6.7 per inch and has a density of 2.0 lbs per cubic foot, making it a preferred choice for insulation and air barrier needs. We also offer FREE roof inspections, infrared services, drone photography, specification writing and roof consultations.
Spray Foam Air Barriers
At Washington Roofing & Insulation Inc, we use closed-cell foam for Air Barrier and Insulation applications. The closed-cell foam is stronger, creates a better “R” value, and has a better resistance to the leakage of air and water vapor.
Spray foam prevents air, moisture, and gas infiltration. Studies have shown that as much as 40% of a building’s total energy loss is due to air infiltration. Spray foam adheres to and conforms to the walls, creating a tight seal within the wall cavity and connections between the floor, wall, and roof.
As spray foam provides a seamless layer of insulation, much like it also does on the roofing system, it prevents moisture infiltration – a leading source of dangerous mildew and mold growth. This means that unconditioned air cannot seep in from the outside, carrying along moisture, spores, pollen, and pollutants.
Spray foam seals cracks and crevices and helps to insulate those hard-to-reach areas. Many areas in building construction are difficult to insulate, and therefore cellulose is used. However, cellulose tends to settle. Due to spray foam’s rigid form, it will not settle, and it also adds to the overall structural strength of your building.
Spray foam systems seal and reduce the temperature differences between the outside and inside walls – preventing convection currents of air from looping up and down in the wall. These features of spray foam will also help your mechanical systems to be properly sized rather than having to compensate for the air leakage by “over-sizing” the equipment.
BASF closed-cell spray foam provides an “R” value of 6.7 per inch and has a density of 2.0 lbs per cubic foot, making it the right choice for your insulation and air barrier needs.