J-Crew in River Oaks. Houston, Texas
Category Archives: Commercial Weatherization.
Insulation & Radiant Barrier
Property owner called to receive estimate at Stereo Live, 6400 Richmond Ave. Extreme heat issues needed to be addressed.
The Insulation Guru gave an estimate after 2 hour inspection as well as multiple trips back to experience heat before and during business hours. Bid was accepted. Work started Thursday May 24th. 2012. Install R-30 above the ceiling area, installation of new ceiling, complete weatherization, and target radiant barrier installation.
Cooling down structure as well as isolating conditioned area from heat zones above helps keep customers cooler which means increase in visits and better venue reviews.
Rotech Subsea Shipping Containers Get Ceramic Insulation
Rotech Subsea, an International company in northwest Houston, called to get quotes for insulating shipping containers that were being converted into small offices and workshops. Rotech Subsea wanted an insulation solution that did not subtract from the internal working space of the containers but would yield the desired safety, temperature and sound control levels at the same time.
Christopher Burke, The Insulation Guru, arrived at Rotech Subsea and assessed the situation with the containers. Explaining that applying ceramic insulation would help with the interior temperature as well as deaden the sound vibrations that were common with these types of hybrid offices. Chris also explained that unlike foam and batt insulation, ceramic insulation was sprayed on in mill thickness rather than 3 to 9 inches of materials. The Insulation Guru left a quote to do the containers which was later accepted.
Ceramic insulation can be applied to almost any substrate. The temperature drop per container was greater than if traditional insulation was used. There was no down time so the containers were ready to ship within hours. The ceramic insulation was applied at 40 to 60 mills thick so there was no significant internal space absorbed. The internal vibrations and noise levels were also greatly reduced; yielding a safer job site. The containers were energy efficient and maintained a clean and professional look.
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Blown-in Insulation for Express Oil Change
Builder called to get quote on new construction insulation project in Spring, Texas. This was a 3600 square foot Express Oil Change building. Discussed with builder best time to come give estimate.
Arrived at site and assessed the situation. Gave quote for an R-38 of L-77 insulation (Blown In) as well as full weatherization in the attic area over offices and work stations.
Quote was accepted and work was performed. After completing the project, The Insulation Guru is now a regular bidder for future projects.
Having the insulation overhead in the attic area helped keep the cool in the areas below as well as keeping the heat transfer from entering the conditioned area. Added weatherization in the attic (Foaming in penetrations that were found that lead to conditioned space below) helped seal off the area and promote a healthier environment.
Baytown Church Recieves Batt Insulation Repair After Hurricane Ike Destruction
After hurricane Ike reeked havoc on this Baytown church, The Insulation Guru received a call to fix damaged insulation. A remodeling effort was already under way and a solution to repair the insulation was the next priority.
The Insulation Guru offered a comprehensive insulation package deal that included insulating the entire structure to Energy Star standards (walls, ceiling, sub-floors, pony walls). The comprehensive solution included upgraded R-15 Owens Corning Pro Pink friction fit batts for the walls, R-30 Owens Corning Pro Pink friction fit batts for the vaulted ceiling (on both sides), and Free Foaming of penetrations (a solution none of the other bidding companies offered) and R-19 for pony walls and sub-floors.
The Insulation Guru’s bid was accepted after customer compared pricing, verbiage of bids and presentation.
After the Church reopened, the A/C did not run constantly as it had in the past and the desired temperature was reached faster. The overall air quality was improved due to better weatherization.