An insulation upgrade may not seem like an essential project at first glance. However, just like insulation itself, the benefits of good insulation aren’t always easy to see at first glance, but become very apparent over time. In truth, proper insulation is very important to both the efficiency and safety of both residential and commercial buildings.
Here are a few benefits of upgrading insulation for commercial buildings:
Health And Safety
Poor insulation can also be a health risk to those who live or work indoors. Since the issues with asbestos became known, the importance of choosing safe, healthy materials has become quite apparent.
Reduced Risk of Mold/Damage
Poor insulation can also contribute to serious issues, such as mold. Mold can really do a number on the value of a building and its safety. And for investors, treating mold can be costly and time consuming. In many cases, the financial hit is a double whammy: there is not only the cost of the treatment to consider, but you could also lose money by having the building out of commission until the mold is complete.
Better Energy Efficiency
Poor insulation, as you may know, allows air to flow in and out of a building, making buildings harder to keep warm in winter and cool in summer. Proper insulation will greatly increase the energy efficiency of a building. This can be very beneficial when tailoring a property to fit a specific niche or industry. Good insulation also often pays for itself in lower energy bills. This also results in a more comfortable work environment for occupants.
Reduced Carbon Footprint
Lowering energy consumption by upgrading insulation can help to reduce a building’s carbon footprint and overall environmental impact.
Greenovating, instead of simply renovating, can also help boost your image in your local community, by showing that you are part of the ever-growing movement of eco-friendly construction and renovation. Choosing green insulation also helps conserve valuable resources. It can also help you earn LEED credits.
Reduced Noise Levels
Properly installed insulation can help to reduce noise levels within a building, creating a quieter work environment for occupants.
Positive Relationships With Tenants
If you are renting a building out, proper insulation can also help contribute to a smooth relationship with good tenants.
Last but not least, choosing eco-friendly insulation can potentially save you money at tax time. What’s not to like about saving money?
Increased Property Value
Upgrading insulation can increase the value of a commercial property, making it more attractive to potential buyers or renters.
Compliance with Building Codes
Upgraded insulation can help a building meet local building codes and energy efficiency requirements, avoiding potential penalties or fines.
Choosing The Right Insulation
There are many different types of insulation available today, from spray foam to rigid boards. Insulation is rated using a system called R-values. R-values measure the thermal resistance of a specific type of material. Basically, the higher the R-value, the better the insulation. This can account for varying costs in the same kinds of insulation. R-values can also vary according to density: for instance, with loose fill insulation, you need a certain density to reach the optimal R-value rating. Today, you can find products that are both earth-friendly and efficient. Many green insulation products have excellent R-values! Ask us for more information about green insulation.
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