Is It Best To Insulate My Steel Building At The Time Of Construction?
Adding insulation to your pre-fabricated steel building can be easily done during the construction phase. The type of insulation you use will dictate which step in the process is best for installation. Keep in mind your insulation package cost has a payback and is one of the “Green” thing movements that really will not cost you in the long run. Sealing the air leaks is big. Saving just $50 per month in energy cost equates to $12,000 over 20 years!
Once the building frame is put together you can install insulation while erecting the exterior panels the framing at the same time. There are single layer systems which go between the outer panels and inner frame. This application will give a little thermal break between these (2) different steel components.
Absolutely do it when you put up the building. During new construction it can cost an additional 50 cents per square foot to install the insulation. Retro fit after the initial building erection ca cost $1.50 and is done from underneath the roof.
The insulation process for steel buildings depends on the type of material used. Start by identifying the specific needs for your climate before planning installation.