Insulation serves a number of important purposes in steel buildings. Besides providing resistance to heat transfer, it also minimizes the buildup of condensation in a building, and reduces the level of outside noise that can be heard within. Steel buildings and metal buildings are uniquely affected by condensation, radiant heat and cold. Insulation is necessary to tackle these obstacles.
Good Metal Building Insulation will have the following benefits/features:
1. High R value (thermal break)
2. Eliminate condensation
3. Radiant heat barrier
4. Not be affected by humidity
5. Vapor barrier
6. Install easily
7. Not allow nesting for rodents, birds or bugs
8. Recognized by ICCES and Qualified by Energy Star
Fiberglass and Insulation Materials
Fiberglass is usually the material of choice for insulation used in steel and metal buildings. Black or white vinyl fencing laminated on one side is usually a feature of the insulation to prevent moisture. White facing is sometimes used to counter the impact of ambient light by reflecting it away from the surface of the building. Any of the four basic types of insulation may be used in metal and steel buildings. The choice of materials used depends on several factors, such as where the building is located and how the overall structure is designed. Most metal buildings use different types of insulation for different parts of a building. If properly installed and maintained, a steel or metal building can be highly durable, energy-efficient and well-insulated for many years.
INNOVO STEEL ALLIANCE LIMITED offers a variety of Insulation Materials to fulfill the requirements of your construction projects. Here are few of them:
Batt or Blanket Insulation
The most common form of home insulation is “Batt and Roll” or “Blanket” insulation. It is typically stored in rolls, is generally made of fiberglass and is the least expensive way to insulate a home. Batt and Roll insulation is manufactured in various sizes for easy transport, and to make the installation easy for everybody from contractors to do-it-yourselfers.
Rigid Board Insulation
This type of insulation is usually made from polyurethane, fiberglass or polystyrene. It can be cut to the desired thickness, increasing the insulating value from R-4 to R-8 per inch. Rigid board insulation is best for reproofing on flat roofs. It is also good for use on basement walls or as perimeter insulation in cathedral ceilings. It can also be used on concrete slab edges. This insulation needs to be covered with 1/2-inch gypsum board or other flame-retardant materials when applied to interior spaces. Weather-proof facing is required for exterior applications. Local municipalities may require additional covering.