If you live in a part of the country where the summers can get extremely hot, then you know how important it is to know a few tricks to try and keep the temperature down. This is especially important when it comes to steel buildings. When we think about steel or metal, we naturally think that it is a material that conducts heat. However, there are effective solutions to prevent heat from permeating your steel structure. A trusted steel carport contractor shares three of them in today’s article.
1. Cool Metal Roofing
One of the best ways to stay cool during the unbearable heat of summer is to start at the very top – your roof. If you own a steel building, then it is very important that you invest in a cool metal roofing system. Cool metal roofing is defined as a painted or coated metal product that can effectively reflect the sun’s energy to dissipate the heat. Not only can it keep the temperature down, but also save you as much as 20 percent in cooling costs.
2. Install Upgraded Insulation
When it comes to steel buildings, proper insulation is key to keep you cool during summer, and warm during winter. If you own an older building with outdated insulation, then you definitely should consider upgrading the insulation for your roof and walls to an R-value rating that is suggested by the energy efficiency codes in your area.
3. Use Landscaping
Adding trees and shrubs around your steel building will make it look more beautiful as well as provide some much-needed shade during the hot summer months. Just be sure that you don’t forget to plant them in western and southern exposed walls and windows.
Metal Warehouse, Inc. fabricates metal carport kits, barndominiums, sheds, and many more. If you need a steel or metal structure, come in or give us a call at (903) 465-6699 or fill out our contact form and one of our building experts will help you get started.