Spray foam makes sense. Especially when heating a 10,000 sq. ft. structure. Spray foam insulation (SPF) is the perfect choice. SPF will save the business owner hundreds of dollars a year in energy costs.
The Steel Stud Challenge
As with many commercial structures, Pawn America is a concrete and steel stud structure. When Shingobee Builders framed the Pawn America structure, they left an inch between the concrete block exterior and the steel studs. This allows room for an inch of spray foam insulation between the two. Since 1 inch of Bayer Bayseal Closed Cell spray foam creates a moisture barrier, Pawn America won’t have to worry about moisture wicking through the concrete wall and condensating on the steel studs.
To prevent condensation, it is important to get spray foam behind the steel stud. Certified installer, Aaron Schumann is careful not to miss anything. “It takes more time,” said Schumann. “I need to make sure to get both behind the stud and under the ridge on the steel stud. Wood studs take just 1 or 2 passes; it takes 3 or 4 to make certain I get behind a metal stud.”
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