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Commercial Warehouse Spray Foam in Nashville

The Hayes Company Nashville was recently contacted by OctaPharma for an insulation project. The customer wanted insulation added to the ceiling of their 12,000 square foot commercial warehouse. They were originally interested in fiberglass insulation; our experts at Hayes Nashville reviewed the project and recommended spray foam insulation. Spray foam air seals and insulates in one application and decreases sound transfer.

The project was successfully completed using spray foam insulation and the customer was happy with the results.

If you have an insulation project in the Nashville vicinity, call the experts at The Hayes Company and we will recommend the best insulation choice for your project.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spray Foam Insulation in Nashville

Spray foam insulation can address a variety of issues beyond R-value. If you are looking for a spray foam insulation solution in Nashville, The Hayes Company can help. Recently our team had the opportunity to work at a church. This church was interested in adding R-value and reducing sound transfer across an open ceiling. Following insulation installation, the church planned to leave the ceiling open without drywall or other ceiling materials.

To achieve both goals, our insulation experts recommended spray foam insulation. Spray foam insulation offers complete insulating and air sealing in one step. Spray foam insulation is effective in reducing sound transfer. When properly applied, spray foam insulation has a smooth finished appearance. This smooth finish will be painted to match the church décor, allowing the church to keep the open ceiling.

Spray foam insulation may be the right product for your insulation project! If you are looking for Nashville spray foam insulation, contact The Hayes Company! We will provide a free estimate for your insulation project.

 

               

 

What is Spray Foam Insulation and How Does It Work?

Air leaks develop in homes, offices and commercial buildings in Nashville, TN and surrounding areas including Franklin, Murfreesboro, Clarksville, Lebanon, Brentwood and Dickson. Air leaks around the outside of a building are a natural result of construction.

Air leaks may be found around openings in a building including windows, doors, vents and outlets. Air leaks allow the escape of conditioned indoor air and the entrance of outdoor air. It used to be thought that air leaks helped provide better home ventilation. Today building science has proven that unattended air leaks can allow too much or too little air to circulate in and out of the home, resulting in inferior indoor air quality and higher energy bills.

Air sealing decreases the amount of air that enters or leaves a building through outside penetration points. Air sealing is critical for ensuring that homes in areas around Nashville, TN like Hartsville, Hendersonville, Fairview, Woodbury, Watertown and Gallatin are more efficient.

Sealing air leaks can also help guard against pests and allergens, increase indoor air quality and reduce utility bills. Spray foam insulation in and around Nashville, TN is a one-step process that both insulates and air seals your home, business or commercial building.

Spray foam insulation expands after application (similar to shaving cream when dispensed from a can). The expansion allows spray foam insulation to entirely fill a cavity. After expansion it naturally fills and seals the cracks, crevices and penetration points. Your home, office or commercial building is insulated and air sealed with just one application.

How thick spray foam needs to be depends upon a variety of factors. Insulation is rated by R-value which is a measure of the level of thermal resistance a product provides. The R-value of spray foam insulation varies by product type, so the type of spray foam insulation used can influence the thickness of spray foam. When combined with the air sealing properties of spray foam insulation, your home may need less spray foam insulation than you think.

Contact our office to learn more about the advantages of air sealing with foam insulation. Our Nashville team will be happy to provide a free estimate for your next project.

 

How to Hire a Construction Partner

If you are acting as your own general contractor for your new home build or remodel, the process can be stressful. You may want to consider hiring a construction partner to help the process run smoothly. When you are building or remodeling your home, it is critical that insulation be professionally installed and that you select fixtures that fulfill your vision.

Here are some things to consider when looking for a construction partner in the Kansas City, Missouri area:

• Ethical, honest and maintains a good working relationship
• Referrals and references
• Experience in the type of work you need done
• Budget and schedule stays on track
• Insured and licensed
• Building science savvy
• Customer-focused

At Hayes in Kansas City, Missouri we work with you to make sure your finished home is everything you envisioned.

 

 

Proper Insulation for Vaulted Ceilings

Often vaulted ceilings are not insulated correctly. For years, fiberglass batt insulation was the only way to insulate vaulted ceilings. Over time, fiberglass batts can slide out of place and compromise your home’s energy efficiency.

When insulating a vaulted ceiling, R-value and moisture management must be addressed. Spray foam insulation can achieve both. Recently our team insulated a custom home with vaulted ceilings. We began by installing two inches of closed cell spray foam. This created a vapor barrier to help prevent condensation from forming on the underside of the roof deck. After installing the closed cell spray foam, nine inches of open cell foam insulation was installed to bring the vaulted ceiling to an R-46.

If you need to insulate vaulted ceilings in a new or existing home, The Hayes Company can help! Contact our office to discuss your project and schedule a free estimate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring is the Ideal Time to Inspect Your Crawl Space

Spring has arrived and brings more sun and warmer days. It also brings the final melting of snow and ice and more rain. This is a great time to check out your crawl space to be sure it is in good condition. The proper condition of your crawl space helps prevent water from entering and also preserves your home’s structural integrity.

While you are doing home upkeep for spring, remember the following tips when you examine your crawl space:

INSULATION
If your crawl space is correctly insulated and conditioned, your interior floors will retain a consistent temperature. If you choose to insulate, consider using spray foam insulation for your crawl space.

Spray foam is a great choice because it will insulate, seal cracks and close other penetration points – all in one application. If you elect to entirely seal your crawl space (also called a conditioned crawl space) you may add additional storage capacity and increase your home’s square footage.

CRACKS
It’s commonplace for cracks to develop in the walls of your crawl space. Your crawl space will be able to resist water penetration and discourage pest infiltration if these cracks are properly sealed. With spray foam, this insulating and air sealing can be completed in one application.

DRAINAGE
If there is a water source near your crawl space you will want to direct the water flow away from your home’s foundation so that it will not infiltrate your crawl space. If you observe that water is pooling around your home, you may want to contact a professional to address the issue by grading the ground around your home.

Spring is here and this is the ideal time to check out your crawl space. Contact our office to schedule a free estimate or ask other crawl space or insulation questions. Give us a call today!

 

Frameless Shower Doors

Show Off Your Bathroom with an Updated Shower Door

Replacing your shower door can give your bathroom a whole new look. Here are some options to consider:

Frameless Shower Doors
Frameless shower doors look sleek and make your bathroom appear larger and roomier. In addition, towel bars can be mounted through the glass of the shower door.

 

 

Hinged Shower Doors
Hinged shower doors have pivoting hinges that allow the door to open like a regular door. They are used commonly for stand-alone showers, but your bathroom needs to be large enough for the doors to have clearance.

 

 

Frosted Glass Shower Doors
Frosted shower doors allow some of the bathroom light into the shower but provide more privacy. Be sure to select the right amount of frosting as more frosting means a darker door.

 

 

Rain Shower Doors
Rain shower doors are similar to frosted doors in offering more privacy. They have a sleeker look than frosted doors and have a less obvious pattern.

 

 

 

If your bathroom is ready for an updated shower door, contact The Hayes Company!

 

 

Beating Cold Temps

Five Ways to Beat Cold Temps Now

It’s hard to think about winter weather when summer is still alive and well. Waiting until the first cold snap to get your home ready for winter makes it difficult to fully prepare for cold weather. It also can mean another season of energy bills that are higher than necessary. Get ahead of the curve and get to work on these five tasks:

  1. Schedule a Furnace Tune-Up
    Unlike your cooling system, your furnace doesn’t get a break all winter. Your heating system will work more efficiently and have a longer life if it’s regularly serviced. Having your furnace serviced before cold weather is in full swing can help prevent system problems during the peak heating season.
  2. Seal Air Leaks
    A home loses most of its energy (including heated air) through the attic. Sealing air leaks in your attic helps keep conditioned air in the home and energy bills low. Take it a step further and air seal around doors, windows, electrical outlets and other penetrations in the building envelope.
  3. Upgrade Your Insulation
    Insulation provides a thermal layer to help keep energy in your home. Once attic air leaks are sealed, add a fresh blanket of insulation to provide additional energy savings. Adding insulation to your attic is a cost effective way to save money on energy bills.
  4. Add a Smart Thermostat
    Smart thermostats adjust the temperature of your home based on your family’s schedule and your lifestyle. A smart thermostat can help decrease overall home energy use, including heating and cooling costs. According to Nest, a smart thermostat brand, the investment can pay for itself over time based on an average 30% reduction in energy bills.
  5. Reverse Your Ceiling Fans
    Reversing your ceiling fans takes minutes to do, but is often overlooked! Changing the direction of your ceiling fans creates an upward draft and redistributes warm air. Helpful hint: Dust your fan blades before reversing the direction!

If your home needs air sealing or an insulation upgrade, we can help! Contact our office to schedule a free estimate!

Fireplace Showcase

Fireplace Showcase

The Hayes Company is more than just insulation! We are also Kansas City’s fireplace experts.

We recently hosted a two-day Fireplace Showcase where we had a great turnout! Over 100 builders and contractors came from around Kansas City to view our updated fireplace showroom and see the newest fireplace designs and models. Manufacturer representatives were on hand to answer product questions. Three guests won a fireplace with installation on their next construction project.

The Hayes Company sells and installs fireplaces for builders and homeowners throughout the Kansas City area. We offer a complete line of styles and models so you can select the perfect fireplace for your home. Our fireplace models include wood, gas and electric and we also offer mantels and surrounds.

If you’re looking for a fireplace, call The Hayes Company and come visit our 1800 sq. ft showroom to view all our selections.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

40 Year Anniversary

Forty Years – Then and Now

The Hayes Company is very proud to celebrate 40 years in business. When the company was founded in 1978, I didn’t realize the journey on which business ownership and this industry would take me.

When I was young I knew I wanted to own my own business. I think it was the idea of leading a team and an organization. It could have been because I saw my dad run a business. Whatever the reason, I knew it was a path I would follow.

My first experience in the insulation industry was working for Maddox Insulation. After graduating from college, I was interested in relocating to Kansas City. A friend’s family owned the company and after one interview, I was hired. I started off installing insulation and moved into sales. Working as an installer helped throughout my insulation career. It helped me understand the issues installers face and much more.

About a year after I started in the industry I was given the opportunity to run a branch that my employer had recently acquired. This opportunity fueled my drive to own my own company. After a couple more steps on the journey, along with some business partners, Hayes Insulation was founded in 1978. In 1984 I became sole owner.

Today, The Hayes Company serves customers throughout the Kansas City Metro area. We offer a variety of products in addition to insulation including fireplaces, shower doors, mirrors and glass along with closet shelving. I’m honored that some of my children and other family members work in the business. It’s exciting to see where the company is heading and the impact it has on our employees, my family and the community.

Thanks for supporting us for 40 years. It’s our honor to serve you.

– Tom Hayes