Commercial Overview

With wide fluctuations in weather conditions experienced in Western Canada, more establishments are seeking commercial insulation solutions for greater comfort and protection inside buildings including fire protection, water resistance, and sound control, as well as major cost savings from energy efficiency. For all categories of construction in the built environment whether it is a hospital, office center, school, government/institutional facility, apartment/residential project, commercial retail unit, warehouse or any other creative construction, commercial insulation can provide a range of benefits.

Heating (and cooling) equipment account for most of a business' energy costs. Heat may be lost through walls and ceilings. Cracks and leaks around doors and windows, as well as chimneys, vents and inadequately sealed pipes and vessels cause heat loss. Commercial insulation can cut down on this and save energy costs from heating appliances.

Insulation is essentially a way to reduce heat transfer, often acting as a blanket against weather conditions outside the building. By reducing the rate of heat conduction through walls and ceilings, insulation keeps the internal temperature more or less constant at very little energy expense.

There are many different kinds of commercial insulation solutions available from Crossroads C&I. Picking the one best suited to your building is an important decision. Before committing to any kind of commercial insulation, however, Crossroads C&I advises to have a complete energy audit done. This exercise will help you identify where in your building structure the biggest heat loss points are situated. A thermal imaging study of your building or office can go a long way in planning the most efficient mode of commercial insulation for your needs.

While the best time for commercial insulation is during the construction of the building, it is still possible to do it later through a variety of methods like spraying the insulating material  or using batts and rolls. The best results are obtained when you use the appropriate mode with the idea materials, and work on insulating the most critical areas first.

The amount of insulation an individual building or office needs will depend upon where you are located. NAIMA recommendations for specific climate zones offer a broad set of guidelines. Other issues to consider when you plan commercial insulation are ease of application, thermal performance and the value you expect to derive from it. Also consider the lifetime performance of whichever mode of insulation you choose to use. A side by side comparison of various options can often prove clearly which one is superior for your unique needs. Please review our Commercial Insulation Products section to review our line of commercial insulation solutions.