Metal buildings might be durable and strong, but regulating the temperature inside one of these structures can be a challenge. If your next government or commercial construction project calls for a pre-engineered metal building, you’ll want to have a discussion about insulation. While metal building insulation will add to your budget, there are several reasons why its benefits far outweigh the costs.
Insulation is usually a must-have option.
Insulation, while an option, is generally something that you want to have with a metal building for several reasons. First, a metal building will be prone to condensation accumulation if it is not insulated. This makes it more susceptible to rust, mildew, mold, and mustiness, which can shorten the life of your property. Second, you will gain long-term cost savings by insulating through lower heating and cooling bills.
Vapor barriers are valuable in metal building insulation.
Metal building insulation includes a vapor barrier. Metal buildings tend to sweat, and this vapor barrier will keep the moisture out of the interior of your structure. Without the insulation, people living or working in the building could get sick from mold. Any equipment that you store in the building might rust or mildew and be ruined. These potential consequences make adding insulation a necessity.
Certain types of insulation act as a sound barrier.
If you fail to insulate a metal building, it’s going to be loud inside when inclement weather arrives. Rain and thunderstorms will echo throughout the building, making doing anything else (talking, sleeping, etc.) next to impossible. Insulation can quickly solve this issue.
Insulation provides better climate control in steel buildings.
If you plan on heating or cooling your metal building, insulation is a must. You will have an upfront investment for the option, but it will quickly pay for itself in the savings you will receive in energy efficiency. Insulation will keep your building cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter.
It will cost more to add insulation later.
If insulation is something that you want with your building, it’s best not to put it off. This is because it will cost you more to put it in later than if you have it installed when the building is first constructed. First, you’re going to have a period of time when the building is not energy efficient, so it will be more expensive to operate. Second, it will cost more to disassemble parts of the building to add the insulation later, and it could even compromise the building’s integrity.
There are a wide variety of insulation packages to choose from.
Most metal buildings require some type of insulation, and you can choose the insulation package that best suits your needs. For example, a simple vapor barrier might be all that is required in a more temperate climate. This will protect the building from condensation issues but not do anything about the noise levels. Thicker insulation might be more appropriate if weather is extreme in your area and you want noise protection.
Speak with K-Con, Inc. About Your Next Metal Building Project
When it’s time to create space for a new project or expand your operations, it makes sense to choose the options that will make the most sense for your needs. At K-Con, Inc. our account managers will help you with plans and give you a wide range of customizations to best meet your requirements.
If you choose insulation for your metal building project, it will save you a significant amount in the years to come and make the space more comfortable and enjoyable. Contact us today with any questions or to get started.