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Air Sealing – Commercial Services

Air Sealing for Commercial Properties

The importance of air sealing the building envelope prior to insulating can not be understated. A building that is not properly sealed can lead to air leakage, moisture penetration causing mold and mildew, heating and cooling issues, many more issues depending on the circumstance.

Our team will always recommend air sealing a building envelope prior to providing insulation services. Reducing the amount of air that leaks in and out of a commercial building is a cost-effective way to cut heating and cooling costs, improve durability, increase comfort, and create a healthier indoor environment.

Reduce Heating & Cooling Costs

The air leaking through openings in the commercial building is often conditioned air that you are paying to heat or cool. Air sealing with the use of foam and sealant in combination with insulation will provide an air tight seal and thermal barrier that ensures your conditioned air is staying where you want it at the temperature you want it.

Improve Durability

Air sealing a commercial building correctly will mean dealing with some common environmental hazards that can damage the structure of the home. Air and moisture are two of the most common hazards. A properly sealed building envelope can help alleviate any issues caused by air or moisture penetration such as wood rot and rust. This can make your commercial property a lot more durable.

Improve Comfort

Have you ever experienced sitting in an office building that seems to constantly be cold? If so, you know all too well how air sealing can affect your level of comfort while occupying a commercial building. Improper air sealing can lead to varying levels of heat retention and loss that may not be evenly distributed throughout the commercial property.

Create a healthier indoor air environment

Indoor air quality can be significantly affected by several factors. The below are some of the factors that can affect your indoor air quality:

  • Tightness of how tight or open the building envelope of your home is currently and/or after improvements.
  • The type and number of exhaust vents, access openings, and heating & cooling systems in the building.
  • The external environmental conditions such as temperature, humidity, altitude, etc.
  • The internal environmental conditions such as temperature, humidity, hvac equipment, etc.