Metal buildings have many benefits over other types of structures. They are lightweight and don’t require interior supports, have very low maintenance requirements and withstand natural disasters better. Whether you use your metal building as a shop, warehouse, recreational facility, barn or other purpose, consider insulating the structure to help you get the most from it.
Below are four benefits of metal building insulation:
Reduced Heat Transfer
Metal is a conductive material. Without insulation, temperatures inside could soar in the summer and plummet in the winter. Proper insulation keeps the building more comfortable in all seasons by reducing heat transfer, which is important for keeping livestock at ease and preventing damage to temperature-sensitive products.
Improved Moisture Control
The purpose of your metal building is to protect the belongings, equipment or livestock you keep inside from the weather. Unfortunately, the perfect temperature and dew point causes condensation to form on the metal interior. Insulation installed in the ceiling and interior walls helps prevent condensation from forming.
Better Sound Absorption
Hard surfaces such as metal allow sounds to echo noisily around the space. By covering the metal with insulation, you can enjoy better interior acoustics. The properties of insulation reduce the sound reverberation within the building and decrease the amount of noise that enters the building from the exterior, including pounding rain and hail. A quieter building is more comfortable to work in.
Protection Against Bird and Rodent Nesting
Critters seeking refuge from the elements may nest in the rafters of an uninsulated metal building. With proper insulation in place, any exposed beams a bird or rodent family might have access to are covered. Preventing animal nesting is an important part of keeping your metal building comfortable and functional, year in and year out.
To learn more about the benefits of insulation for your metal building in the Austin area, contact Hinkle Insulation & Drywall today. Our goal is to make your metal building more energy-efficient and functional!