Insulated Panel Services
PCI’s Insulated Panel Services has two main product lines: Low Temperature Construction and Roofing. We have the technical know-how and experience to provide insulated panels for low-temperature, clean room, commercial and industrial facilities. We have also experience in the development of insulating block kilns, to improving kiln performance and maintaining product integrity.
Thermal Solutions for Temperature-Sensitive Controlled Environments
Insulated Metal Panels
Installing insulated panels is our core work. We use these energy-efficient, clean, and bright panels to form the ceilings and walls of freezers, coolers, and other temperature-controlled environments where it is critical to the integrity of product and/or manufacturing process. Additionally, PCI uses panels in the construction of manufacturing and commercial facilities. We utilize this material in new construction, renovations, and expansions. Our approach adds value to our customer; value derived from ROI savings in performance, appearance, and reduced facility maintenance costs.
The most critical component to any low-temperature installation is the integrity of a monolithic vapor barrier. PCI understands how fundamental this is for the continuing operation of your facility. A failing vapor barrier system can cause moisture infiltration, frosting, and ice build-up; all characteristics that are negative to a low-temperature environment.
We install vapor barriers under slabs in freezer and certain cooler configurations. Our team will ensure that this vapor barrier connects correctly to the exterior wall system. PCI is also very knowledgeable in another critical vapor barrier situation: the roof-to-wall juncture. This detail is especially problematic if your selected roofing contractor does not understand the importance of a solid vapor barrier system.
Combined with our roofing services, PCI has the capability to successfully install a quality system for this vital area on your low temperature facility. If you have an existing facility and you suspect vapor intrusion, please contact us at (863) 644-4738 to investigate and offer a comprehensive solution.
PCI insulates floors and allied floor parts to improve thermal performance in buildings. In cold storage facilities, floors are insulated to create the proper thermal moisture barrier. Insulation material R-values, density, and compressive strength vary. These are items to consider especially when your facility is a heavy duty freezer or other refrigerated area where thermal and moisture vapor control is critical.
The PCI team understands the importance of the details, like ensuring the proper staggering of multi-layered installations and confirming all gaps between insulation boards are tight. Floor insulation is crucial to the longevity of your low-temperature finished floor.
Insulated Curtain Walls
PCI offers innovative semi-permanent temperature-controlled wall systems also. Utilizing insulated curtain walls, you can economically reconfigure existing spaces to enhance your operation’s utilization of space.
Our team installs curtain walls in a variety of applications and configurations. These semi-permanent walls allow you to create temperature zones within an existing building without permanent modification. Let PCI help you decide if this is the right solution to meet your needs.
The Specialists in Low-Temperature Roofing Solutions
While PCI services the nation and is familiar with a variety of building codes, our team is well versed in the Florida Building Code and we understand the different installation requirements for the various wind zones and uplift designs. We can help you comply with Factory Mutual Global requirements and work with vendors on proper installation methods to ensure your roof will meet design codes.
Our program is very comprehensive. PCI starts each project with an internal review by the project team for each job’s unique requirements. A checklist system, with appropriate internal hold points, is used by both field and office management personnel to ensure installation meets design. Photo documentation is used in conjunction with our checklist to document installation. From verifying insulation is butted tightly together to verification of sheet width to meet wind loading design, PCI’s quality process is comprehensive from start to finish.
The PCI team also provides maintenance and repair services for existing roofs. A roof is an investment and one that requires periodic preventative maintenance to perform at its peak. Our extensive experience with a variety of manufacturers and installation situations makes PCI the most comprehensive servicer of existing roofing installations. We respond to service emergencies 24 hours a day to ensure minimal impact to your operation.
Custom Metal Fabrication
PCI also specializes in complicated metal fabrication assemblies for flashings, gutters, and downspouts.
PCI utilizes thermal imaging for both quality assurance applications and existing facility problem diagnosis. This capability allows PCI to both verify our end product is installed correctly and to assess existing problems quickly for a root cause determination. This adds value to you, knowing the installation is correct and reducing the time to make corrections on existing issues.
The roofing services provided by PCI are vast in different material and installation methods. From repairs or maintenance to existing roofing or new installations, PCI is your first choice for a comprehensive roofing contractor. PCI boasts a whopping combined installation experience at management levels of more than 100 years of roofing. While we specialize in low-temperature roofing, we also have the expertise to provide services to the commercial and industrial markets.
PCI is a certified installer of many manufacturers, including:
- Johns Manville
- Sika Sarnafil
On new installations, we understand the need for a quality installation from the beginning. The design of the roof system is paramount in a successful installation. Our team can help design the most economical system for your roofing needs. PCI is well-versed in fully adhered and mechanically fastened installation methods. We utilize a variety of membranes: single-ply membranes, Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC), and Thermoplastic PolyOlefin (TPO).
Our capabilities as a low-temperature contractor give us a thorough understanding of critical details like roof vapor seals and their importance in your building’s envelope. The most critical component to any low temperature installation is the integrity of a monolithic vapor barrier. PCI understands how fundamental this is for the continuing operation of your facility.
A failing vapor barrier system can cause moisture infiltration, frosting, and ice build-up. These are all characteristics that negatively impact a low-temperature environment.
One vital detail occurs at the roof-to-wall juncture. This detail is especially problematic if your selected roofing contractor does not understand the importance of a solid vapor barrier system.
Combined with our low temperature services, PCI has the capability to successfully install a quality system for this vital area on your low temperature facility. If you have an existing facility and you suspect vapor intrusion, please contact us at (863) 644-4738 to investigate and offer a comprehensive solution.
An area susceptible for thermal intrusion or loss is through the roofing assembly. PCI understands different roofing insulations and R-value properties of insulation. PCI understands the importance of the details, such as ensuring the proper staggering of multi-layered installations and ensuring all gaps between insulation boards are tight.
If your need is commercial or low temperature, let PCI help determine the accurate amount and type of insulation needed for your project.
PCI has a full-service metal fabrication shop with capabilities to create flashing materials for intricate details and specialty flashings related to roof system applications and insulated metal panel trim and flashings. We have the capability to mechanically form and bend most metals. Additionally, we have invested in a state-of-the-art Pittsburgh machine to create seam closures.
Complicated metal details are a forte of PCI. We would love the opportunity to show you our capabilities.
Built-Up Roofing Systems
PCI also works on a variety of built-up roofing systems. This type of roof assembly offers building owners a multi-layer roof for a long life-span. A built-up roof consists of the below:
- Roofing Insulation – single layer or multiple layer for desired R-Value. Multiple layers of fiberglass or organic felt as specified by the manufacturer’s specification.
- Surfacing – smooth surface with applied coating, granulated cap sheet or aggregate surfacing where allowed by the governing building authority.
- A properly installed built-up roof assembly is a little more of an initial investment than a single-ply system and as with any roof system requires periodic maintenance. However, the life span of the roof is very long; PCI still maintains built-up roofs over 30 years old.
Quality Products - More Efficient Operations
Cleaning & Sanitizing Pressure Washing
PCI offers cleaning and sanitizing services for your facility. We adhere to United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requirements for cleaning processing facilities during shutdowns and know the benefits for preventative cleaning throughout your production cycle.
PCI specializes in sanitizing refrigeration units and associated ductwork, process room cleaning, and general facility cleansing. Depending upon your need, we use water or a food grade disinfecting solution to offer a high quality cleaning of your critical areas.
We have a variety of equipment designed to give the proper flow of water and power for a wide range of applications. Let PCI explain the benefits of using our services to allow your equipment to operate more efficiently and to comply with government sanitizing regulations.
Concrete Block Kilns
Concrete Block is a fundamental component to the building construction industry. PCI pioneered the use of energy-efficient insulated panels with a block company for their kiln. As part of the curing cycle, block kilns utilize a balance of heat and moisture to offer the best conditions for curing. The heat retention and moisture control requirements made insulated panels a perfect solution for these projects.
Architectural Insulated Metal Panels
The cost of energy is expensive. Any operational efficiency you can design into your building gives you an edge over your competition. Architectural insulated metal panels offer a highly energy-efficient and very aesthetically pleasing solution. With a wide variety of finishes, textures, and color schemes available, why would you not consider upgrading your facility?
Insulated Panel Services offers a wide variety of options to meet your needs. Give us a call at (863) 644-4738 to discuss your project and together we can develop a Return on Investment (ROI) on integrating architectural panels into the design.
Whatever your cleanroom needs, Insulated Panel Services will bring first-class cleanroom technology and project management experience to your project from concept, through design, and to final completion.
PCI has experience in constructing cleanroom envelopes and offers a clean economical means for enveloping your controlled cleanroom environment.
PCI offers a complete line of products including our architectural insulated metal panels used to construct the primary exterior plenum, interior chase, and interstitial spaces required for airflow, and HEPA-Filter and lighting support. As you know, the concentration of airborne particles is controlled to specified limits and eliminating sub-micron airborne contamination is really a process of control. The level to which these particles need to be removed depends upon the standards required.
The most frequently used standard is the Federal Standard 209E. The 209E is a document that establishes standard classes of air cleanliness for airborne particulate levels in cleanrooms and clean zones. Strict rules and procedures are followed to prevent contamination of the product.
Please do not hesitate to give PCI a call at (863) 644-4738 so we can begin working toward your cleanroom goals today.
The right kind of dock equipment, installed expertly, is critical to the operating efficiency and safety for material handling. At PCI, we are experienced in installing comprehensive loading dock solutions. Some of the components we install consist of:
- Dock Equipment
- Dock And Truck Levelers
- Dock Shelters
- Dock Seals
- Vehicle Restraint Systems
Dock equipment is critical as material is transferred in and out of your facility. New safety devices are being added all the time to help with driver communication and operation. PCI has the latest offerings available to outfit your facility.
Each facility is unique and so is the material handling requirements. Let PCI help you select the right equipment to maintain safety and efficiency in your operation.
Door & Vital Area Protection
Doors are vital to your operation and are a significant investment. Your door protection should not be overlooked. Let PCI assist in drafting a comprehensive plan with you to protect doors and to ensure pedestrians and other critical areas are protected by bollards or goal posts. Our primary offerings are:
- Goal Posts
Give PCI a call at (863) 644-4738 and we will discuss your operational material handling flow and where protection devices are recommended.
Service Across the United States
Food and Beverage
PCI builds complete thermal envelopes in spaces where maintenance of temperature control is critical to the integrity of product. We build walls, ceilings, install doors, and insulate floors and construct roofs to provide thermal protection and effective long-term storage for owners of meat, poultry and seafood processing facilities. We build coolers and freezers to provide special environments for these products. Our other food industry customers include the following types of refrigerated warehouses and distribution centers:
- Food (Baked Goods)
- Beverage (Juice, Dairy, Water, and Soft Drinks)
- Processing, Produce and Other Perishables
- Ice Plants
PCI is extremely proficient in constructing citrus processing and storage facilities. We have experience building juice tank farms and facilities for more than 40 years. PCI understands the processes and requirements associated with these facilities. We are very experienced with United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) requirements and Good Manufacturing Processes (GMP). We also have been on the leading edge of aseptic juice storage construction for the past two decades. Let PCI exceed your expectations on your next project with our knowledge in the citrus market.
PCI is well-versed in climate controlled facilities. We are especially strong in areas where humidity and temperature are critical to your business. PCI has solutions to fit your needs for your desired internal environment. We have constructed a wide variety of buildings where climate control was critical, from distribution centers to pharmacies and everything in-between. Don’t forget our other service offerings when you are looking to build a distribution center, we understand requirements for material handling and efficiency requirements.
Commercial & Industrial
The cost of energy is expensive, and in today’s market operational efficiency gives your business a competitive advantage. Architectural Insulated Metal Panels offer a highly energy-efficient and very aesthetically pleasing solution.
PCI builds warehouses and other distribution facilities for dry storage purposes. We also provide insulated panel services to manufacturing facilities that produce product for the automotive industry, like tires and automotive assembly plants. Similarly, we build coolers for facilities that store pharmaceutical processing. Additionally, we utilize insulated panels in cleanroom construction also.
PCI offers a wide variety of options to meet your needs. Give us a call to discuss your project and together we can develop a Return on Investment (ROI) by integrating Architectural Panels into the design. With such a solution to maximize your efficiently, why not consider incorporating panels into your design?
PCI was instrumental in developing and improving utilization of insulated panels into the design of concrete block kilns, revolutionizing this process with efficiency upgrades. Insulated panels help kilns to attain and retain the required balance of heat and moisture, resulting in reduced heat loss, and a shorter time to complete the concrete block curing process. This results in higher quality products and more efficient operations. This adds tremendous value and offers you an advantage over your competition. Let PCI help you maximize your investment and gain efficiency in the process.
Industry Leader in Safety
PCI’s culture of safety makes the difference. A safe work environment is the foundation that PCI was built upon. Our award-winning “Target Zero Incidents” safety program is absolutely integral to every project. This program provides training and keeps workers fully dedicated and accountable to the safety and integrity of your project and property. This is reflected by an EMR safety rating that far exceeds national standards.
PCI continues to grow with an eye for innovation, adding scopes, and harnessing the fresh ideas generated by our people.