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Closed Cell Spray Foam Fights the Summer Heat

Summer is here again, and temperatures have already climbed to extreme highs — do you have energy-saving closed cell spray foam roofing and insulation installed at your commercial building?

You should — I’ll explain.Worker applies closed cell spray foam to the flat roof of a commercial building

The harsh summer conditions of North Texas mean the utility costs for energy consumption are skyrocketing as you attempt to keep the temperature inside your commercial building and workspace bearable.

As a fellow business owner, I understand what you’re going through — I have a recommendation for keeping your business expenses and your worries to a minimum.

A closed cell spray foam insulation and roofing combination is a great solution to the financial burden that the North Texas summer brings to our businesses — it also comes with many other advantages.

What’s the Difference Between Open or Closed Cell Spray Foam?

Insulation works by trapping air in the many tiny pockets or bubbles of the insulation material.

Those pockets hold air at a certain temperature — they create a barrier against the mixing of warmer air and cooler air (also known as heat conduction and heat transfer).

The primary difference between open and closed cell spray foam is the number of pockets.

As the name indicates, open cell foam has fewer large pockets of air, which makes it a low-density material — some heat conduction across the barrier is expected.

On the other hand, closed cell foam is densely packed with smaller bubbles that more efficiently resist air flow and heat conduction — its R-value is significantly higher than open cell foam.

For you managers who love to crunch the numbers, open cell has an R-value of approximately 3.5, compared to 6.5 for closed cell foam — closed cell spray foam is clearly more effective at preventing unwanted temperature change.

How Does the Structure of Closed Cell Spray Foam Affect My Utility Bills?

We’ve covered the first way already — those tiny, densely packed air bubbles block heat conduction, which lessens the burden on your heating and air-conditioning system. Less energy used means lower utility bills.Closed cell spray foam is being applied as commercial roof system is being applied by a professional roofing company

Next, you have to block air leakage — that’s one of the awesome advantages of commercial closed cell spray foam.

When combined with closed cell spray foam roofing, a thermal envelope is created — your building’s heated or cooled air (that you paid for) is going to stay put.

Partnering these 2 insulating elements increases their ability to trap your cooled or heated air heat with a tight seal — you get the most efficient insulation solution we can offer you.

That means a serious reduction in energy costs for your business, as well as peace of mind for you as the person in charge of a commercial building.

Taking Care of Your Environmental Concerns With SPF

Reduced energy consumption means more than just financial savings — it also means a smaller environmental footprint for your business.Closed cell spray foam roofing material is used at a commercial building site.

We know that mass consumption of fossil fuels is bad for our environment. By using less energy, we contribute to a cleaner place for everyone to live and work.

When we utilize our expertise to select the proper equipment, product mix, and installation plan, the professionals at DFW Urethane can help your business maximize its energy efficiency.

The Added Advantages of Closed Cell Spray Foam

When you have closed cell spray foam insulation and roofing professionally installed in your commercial building, you can expect to get a lot of benefits in addition to the best temperature regulation available for your money.

The following are a few things closed cell spray foam can do for your building that you might not have expected:

  • Adds structural support — important if you want your building to be able to survive storms with wind speeds of 100 mph and higher
  • Minimizes the transmission of sound — keeping your workspace and offices quieter
  • Prevents moisture seepage and leaks through walls and ceilings
  • Resists crush and impact damage from flying debris

These are immediate and enduring improvements to your commercial building based on the properties of closed cell foam.

Get an Estimate on a Closed Cell Spray Foam Solution

Just like it does every year, summer has arrived full-force in North Texas — to control those skyrocketing utility costs, consider what closed cell spray foam can do for your business.

We’d like to help you get the most from what you pay in energy costs  by keeping that cooled air where it’s supposed to be — inside your building. Get a free estimate on closed cell spray foam roofing and insulation solutions by clicking the link.

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