Preserving an iconic Washington, D.C. museum with Enverge spray foam

The iconic National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C. is home to more than 6,000 works of art, including pieces dating back to the 16th century. In 1907, this historic building was constructed with terracotta brick and steel but it lacked adequate insulation compared to modern buildings. The lack of insulation made it difficult to maintain consistent temperature and humidity levels to protect the artwork. 

To improve energy efficiency and create an optimal environment for the storage and display of art, spray foam insulation was the perfect solution. The museum chose to retrofit its walls and roof deck with Enverge® NexSeal 2.0 Closed Cell Spray Foam for its air sealing, moisture resistance, and thermal performance.

Enverge NexSeal fully insulated and sealed off the building, preventing air escape and intrusion. This will reduce energy loss through the building envelope by more than 50%1

Enverge NexSeal also created a moisture barrier, helping the museum control humidity levels to protect the priceless artwork. Enverge NexSeal transformed the National Museum of Women in the Arts into a more energy-efficient building, as well as a safer place for the artwork and a more comfortable environment for visitors to enjoy for generations to come.

Enverge® is an innovative, sustainability-focused spray foam insulation brand with a mission of changing the way the world insulates, creating more energy-efficient buildings and healthier living environments. 

Enverge unites two market-leading spray foam brands, Gaco™ SprayFoam and SES™ Foam, bringing together over 40 years of experience in providing high-performance spray foam insulation, technical support, building science expertise, and training to the market.

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