Professional Insulation Services for Commercial, Industrial, and High-Rise Buildings
Top-Rated Insulation Services Nationwide
Alpha Insulation & Waterproofing and their trained professionals have been installing insulation in commercial, industrial and high-rise condominium projects since they began in 1982. We have successfully secured several high-profile projects, including the new Dallas Cowboys stadium.
Why We Need Insulation for Commercial Buildings
It doesn’t matter where a commercial building is located. Extreme heat, cold and winds impact a property’s energy efficiency. Adding the best and the right amount of insulation during construction is ideal. But it’s never too late to reduce energy loss (and energy bills) by retrofitting insulation.
IBP (Installed Building Products) is the second-largest insulation provider in the United States. As a member of the IBP Family of Companies, Alpha Insulation & Waterproofing can get the supplies and materials we need for your project faster. Our group purchasing power gives us lower prices and we share those savings with our business partners.
Our quality of materials and installation services will support your brand. And while other contractors are waiting on materials to arrive, we have what you need here and now.
Call 972-446-2600 or contact Alpha Insulation & Waterproofing.
Benefits of Properly Insulated Buildings
In addition to saving energy and/or meeting energy-efficiency standards set by owners and investors, the advantages of insulation for commercial properties are:
- Acoustics: Noise impacts workplace productivity. As we trend toward open workspace concepts in building design, insulation’s acoustic properties will play a more critical role.
- Occupant thermal comfort: Temperature variations, compromised indoor air quality (IAQ) or uncomfortably cold/warm areas can lead to occupant dissatisfaction, which can lead to lower occupancy.
- Sustainability: Demand for LEED®-certified contractors and construction will continue to increase. The rental rates for LEED-certified insulated commercial properties tend to average 20% above average. Alpha Insulation & Waterproofing also uses GREENGUARD®-certified products.
Our company partners with contractors for commercial construction of every type, including:
- Bulk/flex warehouses
- Heavy/light manufacturing
- Garden apartments
- Multiuse/mixed-use developments
- Central business district (CBD)
- Class A, B, C
- Power centers
- Shopping centers
- Strip/regional malls
- Special purpose: Museums, theaters, etc.
We always customize insulation solutions for your project. We’ll meet budget and turnaround times without compromising quality. We have insulation expertise with your type of building in your location.
For a free quote, call 972-446-2600 or contact Alpha Insulation & Waterproofing.
Types of Insulation We Install
This fiberglass insulation is installed between metal studs at exterior walls of all building structures as a thermal barrier, increasing the energy efficiency of the building. We offer superior thermal performance with a wide range of products available from R-11 to R-38.
Fiberglass and mineral wool insulation is also installed between metal studs on interior walls to minimize sound transmission from room to room.
Semi-rigid insulation is a higher-density fiberglass or mineral wool insulation. This material is commonly used behind spandrel glass panels to provide increased R-value to the exterior building envelope.
Most commonly used rigid insulation is either expanded/extruded polystyrene board or polyisocyanurate board insulation. This product is mainly used as thermal insulation on concrete block walls in institutional buildings or freezer/refrigeration units.
Spray insulation is typically used to increase acoustical performance in building structures. Alpha Insulation & Waterproofing personnel are trained to spray both cellulose and fiberglass insulation products of nationally recognized spray insulation manufacturers.
Metal Building Insulation
Alpha Insulation & Waterproofing personnel are approved installers of Naima 202-96 certified metal building insulation. We install insulation with a high-quality facing for optimum vapor, anti-mold and corrosion prevention.
K-13 insulation is made from recycled cellulose fibers that have been treated with fire retardants, then mixed with water-based adhesives to provide a fast, durable spray-on insulation. It can be left exposed, and it is available in multiple colors to match the design of the building.
Safing insulation is a mineral wool insulation normally installed at the top of wall headers and the slab edge between floors. This product is supplemented with firestopping products of nationally recognized manufacturers like Hilti, 3M and STI, and provides UL-rated hourly fire ratings for wall and floor assemblies.
As a certified applicator of Factory Mutual (FM), we are proud to have installed this life safety product at many nationally recognized office buildings, sports arenas, hospitals and convention centers.
What does R-value mean?
An insulation’s R-value reflects how much it resists heat conduction. A higher R-value means the material resists heat flow better and offers greater insulating performance. We provide quality insulation with high R-values and impressive thermal performance.
What are the R-values of common insulation types?
Fiberglass batts range from R-3.8 to R-4.3 per inch of thickness, while loose or sprayed fiberglass offers R-values of 2.3 to 3.8. Cellulose insulation offers R-values of 3.1 to 3.8 per inch and mineral wool ranges from R-3.3 to R-4.2 per inch. Rigid foam boards range from R-2.3 to R-8.0 per inch, depending on type, while spray foam insulation ranges from R-4.6 to R-6.5.
Talk to our team to learn how much total insulation you need in each area of your building.
Why use mineral wool instead of fiberglass batts?
Mineral wool is made from spun rock fibers and metal slag, so it naturally resists fire, pests, mold and moisture. This makes it excellent for firestopping in select locations of a commercial building and for standard insulation purposes.
It is a bit more costly than fiberglass, but the extra benefits can offset the cost. We can recommend the best insulation for each area of your commercial building.
What are the advantages of fiberglass batts?
Fiberglass batts are cost-effective for use in exterior walls, ceilings, interior walls, floors and more. They’re available in pre-cut sizes to fit snugly between metal studs, joists and rafters, and they offer good thermal performance and air sealing when properly installed.
They are also ideal for reducing sound transmission when used in interior walls. Talk to our team to learn where fiberglass batts should be used.
How long does insulation last?
Most insulation products will last the lifetime of the building unless they are damaged due to renovations, water intrusion, mold, pests or other external forces. We offer top-quality insulation products and re-insulation services when old or damaged insulation needs to be replaced.