Whether they’re pre-engineered steel buildings or not, metal buildings are very popular for two reasons: they’re quick to build, and they have a variety of uses. However, they do have one drawback, and that’s the fact that metal is a very poor insulator, meaning that the interior can be extremely hot during the summer and notoriously cold in the winter. The only way to get around both these issues and still use your metal building is through proper insulation.
In this post, Metal Warehouse Inc. discusses the different ways you can insulate a metal building.
The first step is installing new insulation. There are different materials for the different types of insulation, with fiberglass being the classic choice for metal building insulation. Fiberglass insulation is cut to the correct length and inserted between the joists. The best fiberglass insulation for metal buildings is fiberglass with a white vinyl facing, which can make installation a little easier.
Should your cold metal building be suddenly exposed to heat, it can cause the water to condense. This can sometimes make it difficult for the water to escape, especially in metal buildings. Once the water collects in the insulation, it can cause mold and deterioration. The best way to prevent this is by installing a vapor barrier along your insulation to prevent it from collecting water in the first place. If your expertise in this area is a bit lacking, hire a professional to do the job for you.
Your metal building’s door can be a vulnerable spot so it needs its own insulation to prevent heat transfer from occurring. Depending on the design of the door, it can be filled with insulation, or pieces of foil-covered foam core can be attached to the door. Purchase a door that’s already insulated if aesthetics are an important factor for you.
Turn to Metal Warehouse Inc. for your home improvement needs. We are your number one provider of red iron steel buildings. Give us a call at (903) 771-2058, or fill out our contact form to request a quote.