How Much Does It Cost to Insulate a 40’x60’ Metal Building?
In the market for a steel building you can use year-round? Adding insulation to your steel building helps create a comfortable, soundproof environment you can utilize regardless of outside temperatures. It also leads to major energy savings over the life of your building and typically pays for itself within its first few years.
You have many options available to you in terms of how you insulate your building. While it is generally easier to include it during your steel building’s initial erection process, you can add it after-the-fact with a retrofit, too. While the final price of your insulation project will depend on the quality and R-value of insulation chosen, among other variables, the size of your building gives you a good place to start.
The most effective – and not to mention, cost-effective – option for insulating your metal building involves using fiberglass insulation with a polypropylene (often called vinyl) facing. Generally, a basic, R-13 single-layer insulation system will run you roughly $0.50 per square foot, while on the opposite end, a high R-value, R-30 double-layer system can cost as much as $1.50 per square foot. So, as far as materials, you’re looking at between $1,200 – $3,600 to insulate a 40’x60’ steel building.
(*Prices are subject to change due to inflation and availability.)
Most of the time, you should expect to pay somewhere in the ballpark of $0.50 to $1.25 per square foot to have metal building insulation installed at the time of your building’s erection. So, to have insulation installed in your 40’x60’ metal building, you can expect to pay between about $1,200 and $3,000 for labor. (*Prices are subject to change.)
Final Cost of Insulating a 40’x60’ Steel Building
After you factor in the costs of materials and the costs of construction, you’ll find that it will run you between about $2,400 and $6,600 to insulate your 40’x60’ metal building. (*Prices are subject to change due to inflation and availability.)
If you’re saving, say, $125 per month on energy bills by insulating your steel building, you could reasonably recoup the cost of your initial insulation investment within less than two years. You’ll also have a sound-proof and corrosion-resistant environment you can utilize comfortably at any time of year.