How Much Does It Cost to Insulate a 60’x80’ Metal Building?
Unless you live in an area where temperatures are consistently comfortable, you need to insulate your building to make it suitable for year-round use. By adding fiberglass insulation, you can accomplish several important objectives.
First, you can save major money on energy bills, and so much so that your insulation package will likely pay for itself within a couple of years. Most metal building owners save $100 or more a month by insulating their buildings, which leads to at least $24,000 in energy savings over your building’s first 20 years. Insulation also helps prevent condensation, which threatens your building’s integrity and lifespan, and it also makes it more comfortable and appropriate for use, regardless of outside temperatures. So, how much of an initial investment are you facing to insulate a 60’x80’ steel building?
The cost of your materials will vary broadly based on the type, quality and R-value of the insulation system installed. Typically, though, your most economical and effective option involves installing fiberglass insulation with a polypropylene (vinyl) facing at the time of your building’s erection. On the more economical end, you might pay roughly $0.50 a square foot for a single-layer, R-13 insulation system. On the opposite end, you might pay more like $1.50 per square foot for a double-layer, R-30 insulation system. Altogether, expect to pay between $2,400 and $7,200 to cover the cost of materials for your 60’x80’ building. (*Prices are subject to change due to inflation and availability.)
Generally, expect to pay roughly $0.80 to $1.50 a square foot to have insulation installed in your steel building, at the time of construction. So, to have insulation installed in your 60’x80’ metal building, plan to pay somewhere between about $2,500 and $6,500 in labor costs. (*Prices are subject to change.)
Final Cost of Insulating a 60’x80’ Steel Building
After factoring material and labor costs, you can expect to pay between about $4,800 and $13,200 to insulate your 60’x80’ metal building. (*Prices are subject to change due to inflation and availability.)
The numbers above estimate the costs of installing insulation at the time of your building’s construction. You can certainly add insulation later on with a retrofit, but doing so typically costs more after-the-fact than it does at the time of construction.