If you own a store that is in need of additional insulation, one of the biggest decisions you'll have to make is which type of insulation to choose. Fiberglass is a classic choice and is easily available, but if you really want to get the most out of your insulation, go with spray foam. It offers many benefits for store owners, including the following:

Spray foam insulation is fast and easy to install, which means fewer "closed" hours for your store.

Insulating your walls with fiberglass can be a pretty time-consuming project, since it often involves removing and replacing sections of the wall in order to gain access to the space between the interior and exterior walls. Because the process is so extensive, you'll likely have to close your store for a while -- and this translates to lost profits.

Spray foam can be applied quickly and easily through small holes that are bored in the interior walls. An experienced application team can probably insulate an entire small to medium-sized store in an afternoon. Depending on the type of spray foam used, you and others can safely return to the store between just 1 and 24 hours after application is complete. This ensures the spay foam has time to cure.

Spray foam insulation reduces your chances of mold.

Regular insulation can absorb water and moisture, leading to mold. While mold is a concern in any building, it is a particular concern in stores, since the appearance of mold will often mean your building is no longer in compliance with health and safety standards. Spray foam greatly reduces your risk of being shut down due to mold growth. It repels water, so moisture is less likely to build up in your walls.

You may be eligible for tax credits or deductions, since spray foam is considered efficient and eco-friendly.

Because installing spray foam insulation decreases your energy consumption, it is considered a "green" building upgrade by many municipalities. Tax credits and deductions change often, so check with an accountant or even a spray foam applicator to see what tax credits are currently available to business owners in your area. Not only will you likely save on your taxes by choosing spray foam, but your heating and cooling bills will probably be lower, too, since spray foam blocks out drafty air that can make its way through other forms of insulation.

Spray foam can effectively insulate even very thin walls.

If the building your store is in is on the older side, there may not even be enough space between the walls for traditional fiberglass insulation. You need a much thinner layer of spray foam than of fiberglass to effectively insulate a structure, so even if your walls are thin, there's likely enough space for this insulation choice.

You don't have to completely overhaul your store's walls or appearance to install spray foam.

Do you have a specially painted display wall that you can't imagine having to rebuild? Perhaps your building is a historic structure, and having to replace the walls would make its look less authentic. Since spray foam, as previously mentioned, is inserted through small holes in the wall, you don't have to give up your building's current look to have it installed. This may mean the difference between being able to continue to advertise your store as being in an authentic historic building and being forced embrace a more modern look because you had to replace your walls.

If your store is in need of additional insulation between the walls, strongly consider spray foam. Have a licensed applicator visit your store and give you an estimate, not only of the cost, but also of the time it will take to apply spray foam. You'll be surprised how quickly this process can usually be completed.