Check Out these Great Options for Insulation for Your Steel Building
Steel buildings are durable and easy to construct, but certain aspects can be challenging. One of those challenging items in insulation and you will want to make sure that you choose the one that will make your steel building the most energy efficient.
Here are 4 insulation options that you can choose from for your steel building:
Loose-fill insulation is comprised of fiber pellets or loose fibers and they are blown into the wall cavities and other spaces with a special piece of equipment. This type of insulation fills every single section, including the corners, and prevents air leakage. It even helps keep rooms more soundproof.
Batt and Blanket Insulation
Batt insulation is available in lengths of four to eight feet, while blanket insulation is available in rolls that can be cut to certain specifications. They are both made of mineral fibers that are comprised of rock wool or processed fiberglass. These two types of insulation work well in buildings that have standard spacing, because if not, it is even more difficult to install properly. If it is not installed correctly, you will find that you have a lot of spaces where air is getting through.
Rigid Board Insulation
This type of insulation can be made from polyurethane, fiberglass, or polystyrene and can be cut into different thickness sizes. The downside to this insulation is that you will need to cover it with a flame retardant material when it is used on the interior of a building or a weatherproofing material for exterior uses.
Spray Foam Insulation
Spray foam insulation begins as a liquid and includes a foaming agent as well as a polymer. This insulation can be sprayed wherever it is needed and it instantly expands and creates an airtight space. This type of insulation is perfect for any space, whether it is a regular shape or filled with multiple obstructions.
Insulating Your Steel Building in Florida
Any of these types of insulation will keep your steel building cool during the summer and warm during the winter, but you will need to choose the one that will work best in your building. We can answer any questions that you may have as well as offer guidance as to which one is your best option.
Call us, Craft Steel Works, at 800-916-6025 to discuss your steel building needs or to begin the custom order process. We’ve helped many central Florida property owners with the difficult decisions that need to be made during the order process.