Temperature control is essential to achieve the comfort and the functionality that you expect from STEEL BUILDINGS. The components used in metal buildings are made from alloys that are durable, resistant and versatile, but without insulation and other, temperature control measures, any type of metal is a poor insulator. Fortunately, it is not very difficult or costly to transform your metal building into the comfortable environment that you want it to be – here is how:
- Choose the right insulation based on the parameters featured on the material – the specifications of insulation materials include a U-value that describes the material’s thermal performance (its ability to let cold or hot air pass through) and an R-value that refers to the material’s thermal resistance (the material’s ability to stop heat transfer). The best insulation has a low U-value and a high R-value;
- Choose insulation of the right type – the most common types of insulation used on metal buildings include loose fill that gets blown into the building’s cavities, blanket insulation, spray foam, fiberglass insulation, reflective foil and rigid board insulation. Each of the materials come with specific benefits, so the best way to pick the best solution is to evaluate your insulation needs and to match those needs to the possibilities and features offered by the various insulators.