Why should I insulate my steel metal building?
There are several great reasons to think about insulating your steel building. This includes reducing condensation, noise reduction, and long-term heating and cooling savings.
Those who live in warmer climates want to reduce the heat caused by solar radiation. When you insulate your building, this will keep it comfortable during some of the hotter summer months.
Also, it’s important to take the use of your building into consideration. If you plan to use the building as your primary home, a hunting lodge, man cave, business, or relief shelter, Quonset hut insulation kits are absolutely necessary.
What are the types of insulation for metal buildings?
Once you’ve decided that you need insulation, the next step is to determine which one of the steel building insulation options is right for you. There are two main types of insulation for steel buildings: batten and spray foam.
The first type of metal building insulation to consider is batten or blanket insulation for metal buildings. It is mineral fiber consisting of rock wool or processed fiberglass. It’s normally used in floors, ceilings and inside of walls. Customers are able to purchase it in metal building insulation rolls that are cut to fit the specific area (more on this later).
Another choice to look into is spray-on insulation for metal buildings. This liquid form of insulation has a foaming agent and a polymer like polyurethane. It can be used on floors as well as ceilings. This kind of insulation fills every space of the Quonset hut structure.
What should I look for when comparing different types of insulation for metal buildings? Which is the best?
While there are many factors to consider when choosing insulation for your building, some of the most important are ease of installation and aesthetics.
SteelMaster’s insulation kits are customized to your building’s model and measurements and all hardware necessary for installation.
Customer Teresa R. inherited her father’s Quonset hut from the 1980s. After doing some research, she decided the SteelMaster insulation kit was the best option for her.
I talked to [Assistant Customer Service Manager] Ryan, he was super nice and told me how to install the insulation. He knew everything about the building so we didn’t have to do any guesswork. It’s customized exactly to the size you need,” she said.
“I could do a lot more work and save a couple of hundred bucks, in other words, not worth it.”
Spray foam insulation can be complicated and messy for a beginner, which means you may have to hire a professional company to do the job for you. However, installing a SteelMaster insulation kit is simple and can be done with as little as two people, which saves you the time and money of hiring a professional.
Additionally, spray foam insulation has harsh chemicals, which means you need to wear a respirator suit during insulation. This is not necessary for SteelMaster’s fiberglass spun blanket insulation.
Check out the video below to see how our insulation kits attach to our building: