How to Use Spray Foam Insulation for Metal Buildings
Metal is great for building industrial and commercial structures. It’s economical, durable and Metal is great for building industrial and commercial structures. It’s economical, durable and easy to maintain. Metal is used to build everything from small sheds to vast warehouses. It’s even catching on with architects designing upscale buildings.
Metal becomes better when it’s properly insulated. Without insulation a metal building tends to conduct heat. What does that mean for energy efficiency? It means metal structures lose and gain heat easily.
When the sun beats down on the exterior of a metal building, heat is transferred to the building’s interior. In winter, heat transfers from the inside to the outside. Metal structures also tend to gather moisture through condensation.
You can combat these characteristics of metal with spray insulation. Spray insulation is highly effective when applied by experienced technicians. We can add insulation to new construction or existing buildings.
Spray foam insulation for metal buildings has several benefits. Here are the top three advantages you can expect with spray-applied insulation:
Better Temperature Regulation
What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of insulation? For most people, insulation’s main function is to keep buildings warmer in winter and cooler in summer. Spray foam insulation for metal buildings is an excellent way to control the climate in your business.
Spray foam has effective insulation capabilities. The R-value depends on the application. We can help you choose the right amount and type of insulation for your building, climate and business.
If you run an HVAC system, you’ll save on energy bills after you insulate with foam. Because spray-applied insulation is continuous, it’s better than other types of insulation at sealing air leaks from holes and gaps.
Spray foam insulation for metal buildings stops the cycle of condensation. A light layer of foam keeps the ceilings warm. Insulation can also form a vapor barrier. It takes an inch or so of spray foam to keep water from condensing inside a metal building. A thicker application will make metal structure comfortable for people to work in.
Condensation forms on uninsulated ceilings of metal buildings. Moist warm air rises. When it contacts the cold metal ceiling, moisture condenses forming “sweat.”
Using a heater in a metal building can make the situation worse by creating more warm air. People and animals inside the structure can exacerbate the situation by adding humidity to the air.
Water inside a metal building can cause thousands of dollars of damage. It creates the ideal climate for mold, mildew and rust. As condensation drips down the walls, it may pool on the floor. Merchandise, machinery, equipment and people’s health are at risk when they are constantly exposed to stagnant water.
Spray foam insulation creates a vapor barrier. This will prevent condensation from forming.
Spray-On Foam has been applying insulation to metal buildings in Washington and Oregon since 1973. Please contact us at 360.573.3131 or 503.274.1238 for more information about our services.