Unique Uses for Spray Foam Insulation
Spray foam is most commonly used to maintain temperatures and healthy environments in residences and commercial buildings, but did you know that the perks this insulation can offer also benefit a myriad of other industries? Think wine storage, bourbon processing, and beyond!
From bourbon processing to chemical storage, closed cell spray foam is your best bet if you’re looking to maintain even temperatures in tanks (small to industrial sized), protect them from the elements, AND improve their structural integrity. Applied externally, closed cell creates a weather-tight layer separating the tank contents from external elements.
Wine connoisseurs know what temperatures to store (and drink!) their favorite wines at like the back of their hand, so having a climate controlled environment is critical to optimally preserve them. Many DIY wine cellars have suffered due to inefficient insulation meaning there’s no proper vapor barrier to protect from humidity, leading to wet insulation, moisture problems, and damaged inventory. Opt for closed cell spray foam for your next wine cellar project for its near-zero air permeability to keep your wine at its best.
SPECIAL HOBBY PROTECTION
You know what they say: Protect your assets! Golfer Doug Coup requested open cell spray foam to protect his enormous (12,000 and counting!) specialty golf ball collection because it’s a climate and moisture control powerhouse. Without it, his most prized asset would’ve been subjected to the south’s notorious humidity and temperature fluctuations known to warp objects, even floors!
See full article on Coupe’s collection: https://www.golfdigest.com/story/this-golfers-amazingly-elaborate-display-of-15000-golf-balls-might-be-golfs-most-impressive-amateur-collection-doug-coupe
For this general contractor who is always on the move, a mobile office was just the ticket. With a single application of closed cell spray foam, we were able to transform his shipping container into an air tight, waterproof, durable mobile office where both he and his assets could be safe from the elements.
Clemson’s CropStop program opted for spray foam insulation in their John’s Island commercial kitchen. This CropStop serves as a home base for local farmers to prepare and package their produce to deliver to local schools, giving youth access to foods they may otherwise not be able to source. We applied closed cell spray foam to the commercial kitchen-grade, walk-in cooler to keep their temperatures and energy bills low and their produce fresh year round.
To keep valued customers cool in the summers and warm in the winters (goodbye cold, strained muscles), gyms around the country are upgrading to at least partial spray foam insulation. Not only does this keep their fitness-focused customers comfortable, the investment is a smart business decision because it reduces their overhead utility costs AND unless damaged, does not need to replaced.
Have a unique project that needs insulation but you’re not sure where to start? Contact the Energy One America team today for a free, personalized estimate.