What You Need to Know About Steel Building Insulation
When it comes to residential and commercial structures, most people lean toward steel buildings. Metal structures are not only durable but also long-lasting. However, there is one key thing to keep in mind keep in mind before installing a metal building and that is insulation.
Metal is a good conductor of both cold and heat. The roof and the side of the metal buildings consist of metal sheeting. The temperature in and around the steel building will impact the metal sheet because the temperature is easily transferred. Therefore, if the temperature shifts significantly inside or outside the metal building, water condensation can form on the metal sheets.
Among other things, insulation helps prevent water condensation damage. Because of its unique properties insulation works as a barrier between the heat transfer from the outside to the inside and vice-versa. Additionally, insulation helps reduce the temperature of the metal and reduces water condensation.
What Is R-Value?
Different insulation is graded by R-values. R-value measures the effectiveness of the insulation. The higher the R-value of the insulation, the greater the resistance to temperature it can provide your steel building.
Different Types of Insulation
There are several different types of insulations that you can use on your steel building. A few things to keep in mind when you are choosing insulation are your budget and your unique project needs.
Different materials used for insulation and their benefits:
Loose Fill Insulation
Loose fill insulation is perfect for buildings that have irregular space because it can fill up the places that are hard to access. While primarily used in pre-constructed metal buildings, loose fill insulation is used in new constructions.
Loose fill insulation is dispersed by being blown into small holes in the walls. It is one of the most eco-friendly insulation options and also helps you save money on utility expenses.
This type of insulation is perfect for newly constructed buildings. Blanket insulation comes in large sheets or rolls. Because of this blanket insulation is often used to fill the pre-determined gaps in buildings. It is important that blanket insulation is installed correctly to gain the full advantage of the insulation.
Rigid Board Insulation
This insulation has a high R-value that helps improve the transfer of heat and cold. The rigid board insulation works as a barricade. This barricade prevents excess water condensation. For this reason, this method is often used to cover larger areas.
A lot of people combine rigid board insulation with other types of insulation to make it more effective.
Spray Foam Insulation
Spray foam insulation is a popular choice because it provides heat and cold barrier in irregular spaces, like around ventilation ducts and pipes. This insulation expands and provides a cushion of protection to the specialized areas.
These are some of the options that you can choose from. We’re experts in metal building insulation. Here at Keen’s Buildings, the job is always done right! Our representatives will give you excellent advice on what material to choose.