Why Should I Insulate My Steel Building?
If you plan to utilize your steel building in a climate controlled environment such as a workshop, office space, storage unit, or living quarters, it’s important to consider insulating the structure to protect yourself and the contents inside the building. Not only that “cost of ownership” should be considered. Saving just $100 per month in energy cost will save and add up to $24,000 over (20) years. Controlling your energy cost is much more than “Turning down the Thermostat”.
Insulation will help reduce wear on mechanical operating costs, of fers light reflectivity, help maintain the temperature of your building in the summer and winter months. Maintaining a consistent and moderate temperature will preserve the quality of the materials inside the building as well as keep occupants from getting cold or too hot.
In addition to temperature control, insulation will help keep out water. It’s important to keep your steel building dry to avoid rust, which will weaken the structural integrity of the building.
Depending on the type of insulation you choose, there are different installation protocols. For example a clean white faced insulation should be installed during the construction process whereas spray foam can be added after a non-insulated building is complete. There are practicable options for retro fit fiberglass insulation applications also. The type of insulation needed also depends on the building’s purpose and the surrounding climate. Contact us for help with choosing the best insulation system for your steel building.