02 May To insulate, or not insulate your prefabricated metal building
Prefabricated metal buildings are known for their longevity, durability, structural integrity, and weather resilience. The longevity of a prefabricated metal building can be affected if the building is not insulated.
An insulation system applied to a commercial metal building, creates an energy-efficient barrier, between the prefabricated metal building and the environmental elements. If no such barrier is applied, condensation will build up inside the building causing moisture, possible corrosion, and rust. The corrosion and rust formed will ultimately decrease the integrity and longevity of the metal building.
Another benefit of adding an insulation system to a commercial metal building is the savings on HVAC costs. Since insulation helps keep heat out of the metal building in the summer and warm air inside during the winter, it prevents the HVAC from overworking so much.
The efficiency of an insulation system is determined by the R-value. Insulation with high R-values is better at resisting the transfer of heat or cold. Where you live, your climate, is the determining factor of the R-value needed for your prefabricated metal building.
When you purchase your prefabricated metal building with Universal Steel of America, you will also get guidance on the best insulation system needed in your commercial metal building.