Energy mindful Kansas City construction companies
By: Construction DesignWorks, LLC
By Scott Hamele, DBIA President and founder of Construction DesignWorks, LLC and Nationwide Commercial Inspections, LLC
As a commercial real estate investor or property/asset manager, you may not think much about what type of insulation is best for your return on investment (ROI). Whether you are involved in the design of a new building or interior tenant construction, there are numerous Kansas City construction companies to choose from. However, one that has a design background or even better, a design-build contractor that is energy mindful, will save you money in the long run.
There is no question that there are multiple options when choosing insulation for your exterior walls. However, no single construction material can impact your bottom dollar more than this product selection. Air infiltration from the outside can affect up to 40 percent of the energy loss of a building. This energy loss will result in unnecessarily high energy bills. Most architects still specify the use of fiberglass (batts or rolls) insulation because of the low cost of materials and installation. Below are the estimated costs and R-values associated with different types of insulation.
Kansas City construction companies look at R-value
R-value can be defined as the capacity of an insulating material to resist heat flow through a certain thickness of material. The higher the R-value, the greater the insulating power and the greater the heat flow resistance. The chart below from fixr.com illustrates different R-values based on the insulation type.
Choosing one of the energy mindful Kansas City construction companies will enable you to make educated and informed decisions on the initial design and can increase profits for years and years to come.
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