Project Profile: Vertical Endeavors Climbing Facility

Rock climbing is one of the fastest growing sports in the United States and Vertical Endeavors is one of the recognized leaders in the industry, operating some of the largest indoor climbing facilities in the nation. When they started work renovating a warehouse in Bloomington, MN to become a new climbing facility, they called on Kinzler Construction Services to take insulation installation to new heights — literally. The roof of the warehouse where the tallest climbing walls will be are 63 feet in the air! Kinzler crews mobilized quickly.

A team from Kinzler’s Minneapolis branch used an articulating lift to spray closed cell foam insulation on the roof and walls. Closed cell spray foam was a great choice because it acts as a water vapor and air barrier plus has an R-value of 6 per inch. And since the foam will be left exposed, we painted the foam with an intumescent paint.

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Project Profile. Lake Movil

Kinzler was hired by Hammerback Remodeling to insulate a custom lake home North of Bemidji, MN. Kinzler insulated the walls with five and a half inches of open-cell spray foam. Kinzler installed a hybrid insulation system in the attic, starting with three inches of open cell spray foam, and covered it with R-40 of blown fiberglass insulation to achieve an R-50 assembly. This created a very efficient and quiet home for our customer.

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Project Profile. Lake Vermillion

 

Kinzler installed open cell spray foam in the garage area bonus room portion of the 8,000+ square foot home in -30 degree weather. The customer originally wanted to used closed cell spray foam, but couldn’t because of the temperatures. Kinzler worked with a general contractor to design an efficient insulation system that could be installed in sub-zero temperatures without compromising the quality. It was decided that the best solution would be to do the bonus room in open cell spray foam, initially, and to come back the next fall to replace with the closed cell spray foam that they requested but couldn’t install because of the temperatures. Additionally, we put open and closed cell spray foam insulation in the attic with R60 blown-in fiberglass over the foam.

 

Project Profile. Spray Foam

Due to a vaulted roof system and mechanical ducts located in the attic space, Kinzler installed a polystyrene vent system and twelve inches of open-cell spray foam. To improve the overall performance, we also installed five and a half inches of open cell spray foam in the exterior walls. The result was an extremely well-insulated and quiet retirement home for the customer.

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