Alpha Insulation & Waterproofing and their trained professionals have been installing insulation in commercial, industrial and high-rise condominium projects since its inception in 1982. We have been successful in securing several high profiled projects including the new Dallas Cowboys stadium. Our staff has been trained to install the following types of insulation:
The fiberglass insulation is installed between metal studs at exterior walls of all building structures as thermal barrier to increase 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 predominantly used as thermal insulation on concrete block walls in institutional buildings or freezer/refrigeration units.
Spray Insulation is normally 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.
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.
Safing insulation is a mineral wool insulation, which is normally installed at the top of wall headers and at 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), Alpha is proud to be the installer of this life safety product at many nationally recognized office buildings, sports arenas, hospitals and convention centers.
An insulation’s R-value reflects how much it resists the conduction of heat. A higher R-value means the material resists the flow of heat better and offers greater insulating performance. At Alpha, we offer quality insulation solutions with high R-values and impressive thermal performance.
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 at Alpha to learn how much total insulation you need in each area of your building.
Mineral wool is made from a combination of 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, as well as for standard insulation purposes. It is a bit more costly than fiberglass but its extra benefits can offset the cost. At Alpha, we can recommend the best insulation for each area of your commercial building.
Fiberglass batts are cost-effective for use in exterior walls, ceilings, interior walls, floors and more. They are available in pre-cut sizes to fit snugly between metal studs, joists and rafters, and they offer good thermal performance and air sealing when installed properly. They are also ideal for reducing sound transmission when used in interior walls. To learn where fiberglass bats should be used, talk to our team at Alpha.
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. At Alpha, we offer top-quality insulation products, as well as reinsulation services when old or damaged insulation needs to be replaced.
Alpha Insulation & Waterproofing understands the importance of operating in ways that meets the needs of the present without compromising the world we leave to the future. Sustainability is at the heart of our company’s stated purpose – delivering solutions and enhancing lives. We are committed to use high performance products from Johns Manville and Owens Corning, which carry the GREENGUARD ® Certification, an industry independent, third party testing program for low-emitting products and materials.
Achieving leadership in energy and environmental design (LEEDS) ® Certification, we are committed to assist you as you pursue LEED ® certification for your projects.