Insulation is important to ensure the good indoor air quality in your metal building. Proper insulation also helps you save energy and reduce your energy bills, making your building more environmentally friendly. However, if they are installed incorrectly, you may experience various problems. Since there is an increasing demand for metal buildings, it’s important that you know the correct insulation steps.
Here are common insulation mistakes building owners make.
Wrong Choice of Insulation
When choosing the insulation for your building, make sure that you select the right type. Metal buildings are different from other building types, which means certain types of insulation will not work. Rigid foam and fiberglass are a few insulation options you may want to consider for your metal building. Spray-on insulation, which can easily be sprayed onto any metal building without reducing the size of the rooms, is the easiest type to use.
Gaps in Seams
The seam is the joint in steel buildings wherein two or more metals are connected. When insulating your building, it’s important to fill every seam in your steel structure. If you leave gaps in the seams, air will enter into the structure and generate moisture damage. Before you put insulation, make sure you know different types of seams and cover every seam as soon as possible. For example, if you used rigid foam or fiberglass insulation, you can use tape to join the seams.
The basic insulation process involves removing plasterboard, applying insulation and re-applying plasterboard. However, many people skip adding thick insulation. Keep in mind that metal conducts more heat if insulation is compromised. For this reason, pay attention to proper insulation. To ensure long-lasting effectiveness, make sure you use extra insulation.
Vents Are Blocked
When installing insulation, it’s crucial that you don’t accidentally cover any of your vents. If you do so, you may block some vents required for adequate air ventilation. Blocked vents will lead to condensation and moisture damage over time. As such, make sure to remember where the vents are to avoid making such accidents.
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