Humidity, frigid temperatures and unbearable heat can ruin both your equipment and your mood. Your metal building is the place where you can store all your treasures—cars, yard equipment, household items and much more. Making sure your building is insulated will keep you and your property cool in the summer, warm in the winter and dry no matter what Mother Nature has in store.
You probably already know one of the best ways to protect your personal property is to insulate your steel building, but where do you go from there? With such a large variety of insulated metal buildings in the industry, it can be hard to know which one is best suited to your needs. So, to help you make an educated decision, here are the five most common types of metal building insulation.
Vapor barriers are a moisture and flame retardant material. They’re used to keep both the insulation and anything stored inside the building safe from fire or water, but they aren’t the only thing you need. A vapor barrier by itself lacks the heat transfer protection you get from insulation.
This insulation is made from one of three shredded materials: newspaper, fiberglass, or rock wool. It is sprayed into open spaces that need insulating, such as spaces between the framing and pieces of paneling. It’s also known for being a great sealant. But there are certain drawbacks to loose-fill insulation; it’s expensive, pests are attracted to it and they tend to build nests in the material.
Spray foam insulation is made by mixing a polymer material with a foaming agent. The insulation is sprayed into cavatives and holds as a liquid before expanding to fill in the open space. Its primary advantage is its ability to decrease the amount of air leaks. However, the downside to this type of insulation is being slightly more expensive and it requires a considerable amount of experience to install properly.
Batt insulation, which is often referred to as a blanket type insulation, is by far the most commonly utilized. It’s made of rock wool or fiberglass that is pre-cut into squares and rectangles of different thickness gauges. Batt is also known as the most economical type of insulation; however, it does settle over time and its ability to control heat transfer will decrease.
These large sheets of insulation are made with polystyrene, fiberglass, or polyurethane materials. The advantage of rigid board insulation is that it fits well into a variety of spaces and has excellent soundproofing abilities; however, rigid boards can potentially be an unsafe option. In order to meet local building authority standards, rigid board insulation may require additional flame retardants.
Wouldn’t it be nice if you could get the benefits of all our available insulation types without having to worry about the disadvantages? Your metal building is your treasure chest, so it deserves the best. Instead of weighing the pros and cons of each type to make a decision, choose Prodex Total Insulation to give your metal building the protection it deserves.
No matter what treasures you may be looking to store away out of your home, Get Carports will help protect them with a high-quality, affordable metal building insulated with Prodex Total Insulation. Your search is finally over! Call Get Carports today at (800) 691-5221 to speak with a friendly building specialist and find the perfect solution for your every metal building need!
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