Metal Building Insulation
More and more architects, contractors and designers are discovering the advantages of metal building solutions. An important consideration to ensure maximum return on investment is how you will insulate your metal building.
The experts at Kinzler Construction Services can help determine your best insulation approach regardless of what the building is used for, including:
Why Insulate Metal Buildings?
Insulation in metal buildings addresses two important goals—stabilizing the structure’s interior temperature and preventing moisture from entering or collecting via condensation.
Insulating metal buildings is essential, because metal is a far better heat conductor than wood. By controlling the heat transfer rate throughout the building with insulation, temperature fluctuations are better managed and energy usage is reduced.
When temperatures vary noticeably between outside and in, condensation will form. Moisture allows unhealthy mildew and mold to grow, particularly harmful for people with allergies. Without proper building maintenance practices, moisture can also cause building rust and corrosion—something no home- or business-owner wants.
With poor insulation, your utility costs go up and you risk significant long-term damage to your building or the equipment and property inside. And no one wants to deal with problems of that magnitude, especially when they can be easily avoided.
Kinzler’s Metal Building Insulation Solutions
Kinzler Construction Services has revolutionized the way you insulate new and existing metal frame buildings. In fact, we invented and hold a patent on our very own metal building insulation system called HIGH-R®.
Contact us to discuss which insulation solution is best for your project.
Blown-In Insulation (or loose fill) is cellulose, fiberglass or rockwool insulation which is blown into building cavities like shooting water from a hose. It can get blown into corners and other difficult-to reach places.
Batt and Blanket Insulation is rolled insulation cut to specific widths and lengths. Batts are one of the most popular forms of insulation because, when installed by an experienced professional, they’re both effective and economical. When installing batt insulation, it’s incredibly important to make sure your panels are customized to fit the area in your home as gaps may cause ineffective cooling and heating.
Spray Foam Insulation comes as a liquid with a foaming agent and polymer such as polyurethane. It can be sprayed into walls, floors, and ceilings where it expands to fit the space. The insulation then hardens into a solid cellular plastic containing air-filled cells. It easily fills all the nooks and crannies until they are airtight in areas you may not be able to insulate any other way. Spray foam is ideal for unusual shapes or areas with a lot of obstructions. More expensive than batt, it is a better air barrier.
HIGH-R® Insulation Solution: This is the best choice if you’re looking for a clean, bright, aesthetically-pleasing insulation solution. The HIGH-R® system is composed of a double bubble insulation that is white poly on the finished side and reflective on the back side. After attaching the HIGH-R Quick Clip to the purlin, the double bubble is secured in place with the HIGH-R plastic cap. The plastic caps stop drips from forming when the dew point temperature is reached. We then use blown-in insulation to fill the cavity to provide r-values of 3.7 per inch of depth.