Many businesses across Australia begin in older buildings because they are cheaper and more accessible than building your own when you are just starting out. If your business has been occupying an older building for a few years, however, it might be time to consider upgrading your insulation. While it can be an expensive undertaking, the long term benefits mean that an upfront cost is easily paid back in the long run through savings. Here are three reasons why it is important to always stay on top of your commercial insulation situation.
While previous generations knew about insulation and its importance, they did not have the same access to technology that makes modern commercial insulation so effective. If you are working in a building that hasn't had its insulation changed in 50 or 60 years, then you are using very inefficient insulation methods. Think about what else you use in the exact same way that people did 50 or 60 years ago. Virtually nothing, right? If you want to save money on power bills because your building has better temperature control, then you need a commercial insulation upgrade.
Get Rid Of Dangerous Elements
Asbestos was used for a long time in insulation and is still present in many residential and commercial buildings. When you try a commercial insulation upgrade, your commercial insulation contractor will first check out what your current insulation situation is and, if it does contain asbestos, they will help you dispose of it (whether that's by themselves or through subcontracting it out or finding another professional to help). Getting rid of asbestos means that the property is much safer moving forward and that you can easily upgrade the insulation again in the future if you so desire. Never check for asbestos on your own because you are liable to only disrupt the asbestos fibres if they are present, and that is when it is most dangerous.
Different Solutions For Different Needs
Commercial insulation does not just rely on wall and roof insulation, but also on insulation in other areas that are more common in commercial buildings. Underslabs, fireseals and ceiling insulation are all different safe and ergonomic methods of keeping individual zones of a building at desired temperatures. This is especially useful for multi-storey buildings with distinct areas like kitchens, garages, conference rooms, office spaces and more. Don't assume that all insulation should be exactly the same because this will mean that you are missing out on a much better system that is tailored to you and your needs.
Contact a commercial insulation company today to learn more.