Insulating your Steel Building
Insulating your steel building is a must; that’s a fact. It allows you to accurately control internal temperature and decrease undesired sound and light, as well as reduce the build-up of condensation within the building. This becomes pivotal when one considers the fact that metal is a far better conductor of energy than wood is. So, how does this translate to your building or structure? Without proper insulation, it becomes tough for your building to retain a desired internal temperature. Also, it will cause condensation to build up over time inside of the building walls, increasing the risk of mold. We’ve all heard or know of the horror stories that accompany the build-up of mold and mildew within a structure and how quickly these factors can affect the health of those frequently entering and exiting the building. Not to mention the costly repair and renovations it can mean for your building. Meaning the establishment of the proper insulation within your building could not only save you money but could potentially save a life.
Most buildings are insulated when they are first erected, but sometimes insulation is a corner that is, unfortunately, cut by other construction companies. It may seem impractical for an owner to insulate a building long after its construction, it is very possible, common, and easy to do most of the time.
How to Insulate a Steel Building
First, a type of insulation is chosen that suits your build best. The most practical approach for this situation would be to spray foam installation. It is a liquid foaming agent that is sprayed onto and into floors, walls, and ceilings. Depending on the areas your building is needing protection from the elements, you may decide to insulate elsewhere. Its versatility and various application possibilities are what make it our top pick for owners who need insulation for buildings previously uninsulated.
Fiberglass, however, is the most cost-effective and popular material when it comes to insulation. This material typically comes in rolled into what looks like large blankets that don’t require a professional to install, which is a leading reason most home/building owners find it to be the best option. The only downside to this material is its composition. Fiberglass has been known to attract bugs, rodents, and birds looking to nest inside its panels. Although it is a popular choice, it’s not our top pick.
Benifits of Insulating your Steel Building During Construction
It is important to note the benefits of insulating your building during the time of construction because you have the option to choose from loose fill, reflective foil, rigid board, and insulated panels; options that aren’t present post-construction concerning insulation. Contact us for more helpful tips or with questions regarding your steel building!