Pre-Engineered Steel Building Insulation Options
Irrespective of its use, a steel / metal building is only as good as the steel building insulation used to retain certain pre determined levels of heat or cold. Much thought and planning has to go into designing and producing a building to meet a specific application. This is where Austin Building Systems Inc 2 decades of experience in the rigid steel metal industry has come to the fore, and helped them to become one of the leading steel / metal building insulation experts in the country.
Types of Steel Building Insulation
Your steel building is a great investment. Depending on your climate and needs for your steel building you will have a number of steel building insulation options to suit your needs.
Loose Fill Insulation
We named Loose fill insulation first as it is often not practical as an insulation option for most steel buildings. Loose Fill Insulation is excellent to fill in corners and odd spaces and can help in preventing leaks. Loose Fill Insulation is used in older residential homes.
R Value of Loose Fill Insulation is between R3 and R4
Bat And Blanket Insulation
Bat and Blanket insulation is one of the cheapest steel building insulation options as well as the most effective for the budget. Bat and blanket insulation is often fiberglass based and is sometimes made from wool. This insulation is ideal for sub spacing and may also include a radiant barrier.
R Value is between R3 and R8 depending on insulation thickness.
Spray On Insulation for Steel Buildings
Spray Foam Insulation comes in a variety of types and offers a number of benefits.
- Spray Insulation is a good option for regulating temperature.
- Helps in forming a moisture barrier from any ‘sweating’ to aid in preventing damage from moisture.
- Helps with climate control for steel buildings.
- Spray Insulation fills every crack and crevice.
Steel Buildings with unusual spaces are ideal for spray insulation. Spray insulation forms a vapor barrier with the spray foam creating bubbles within the insulation as the materials dry.
R Value can vary depending on thickness and materials used.
Heat loss in a steel building usually occurs three ways.
- Conduction of Heat
- Convection of Heat
- Radiation of Heat
If a steel building is properly insulated, then neither of these effects can occur. Proper insulation will prevent this from happening, and Austin Building Systems Inc have the expertise to supply and assist to implement the professional insulation of any steel building.
Whatever the scenario, investing in professional insulation products and services is the most sensible step that building owners and operators can make. The investment will rapidly be recovered in terms of decreased energy costs as well diminished noise control and reduced condensation within the building.
Austin Building Systems Inc has gained considerable expertise in a wide range of insulation methods and will gladly provide consultation on the most suitable insulation value for any application. No matter if your company requires self storage insulation, or for a horse barn or any one of a wide variety of industrial buildings, you should contact us. We will provide you with a custom simply designed solution to meet your needs. We are also experts in the insulating of specific self storage facilities and hangars for light aircraft, planes and helicopters, indoor boat storage, horse barns or vintage cars among others.
Companies and individuals know what they are doing when they contact us to handle their specific building and insulation projects to protect their most cherished of possessions. Find out why!
Depending on whether they are riding arenas, industrial buildings, or farm buildings, each metal building will have its optimum interior levels of heat and cold that it will be required to maintain around the clock.
In most cases, the building will be required to retain a constant temperature and any loss of heat or cold can be critical in the storage of raw materials, finished goods, and even livestock.