How Are Metal Buildings Insulated?

Posted by CDMG Team on Jun 19, 2019 2:17:40 PM

 

With metal buildings, insulation does two main things.

It stabilizes the structure's interior temperature, and prevents moisture from entering or collecting via condensation.

It is critical to insulate your metal building, because metal is a much better heat conductor than wood.

If you don't insulate your metal building, it won't be able to retain heat in the winter, and the summer months will be unbearably hot.

When the temperatures vary a lot from inside to outside, condensation forms.

That moisture will allow unhealthy mildew and mold to grow, and that will be particularly harmful to people with allergies.

WIthout proper building maintenance practices, the moisture will also cause rust and erosion, the last thing you want in your metal building.

In traditional timber buildings, insulation is installed between the stud.

In metal buildings, insulation is typically installed over the framing to provide continuous coverage.

That prevents any transfer of energy and/or moisture between the framing and the exterior roof and wall panels.

There are several different types of insulation used for metal buildings.

The costs and benefits will vary between them, so it's important to do your research before deciding what the best option is for your metal building.

In the article below we will discuss the different types of insulation available and how they work.

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Topics: insulation, insulating a metal building, metal buildings

How to Choose an HVAC System for Your Metal Building

Posted by CDMG Team on Apr 25, 2019 2:45:02 PM

Picking a Heating and Cooling Method for Your Steel Building

Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning Systems (HVAC) are different for every metal building project.

Some metal workshops only require a small stand up heater, while other commercial structures demand a robust HVAC system with multiple units and a sprinkler system.

Your HVAC system will entirely depend on your building's purposes and temperature control demands.

For the best outcome possible, start thinking about your heating and cooling technology as soon as possible.

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Topics: insulating a metal building, metal buildings, Steel building construction, HVAC

The Best Options For Insulating A Metal Building

Posted by CDMG Team on Mar 13, 2019 12:40:00 PM

If you're thinking of a new metal building for your business, you're making a great choice.

There are several reasons metal buildings will work for your business.

First of all, the assembly is quick and easy. You can shave months of time off of traditional build with a metal building.

Our most valuable resource is time, and a metal building will save you a lot of it.

They are also very durable, flexible, and versatile.

Moreover, in addition to saving you time, they are also very cost effective and energy efficient, able to save you money for years to come.

If you do opt for a metal building, and why wouldn't you, you need to keep insulation in mind.

Insulation is essential for any building, not just metal buildings.

However, not all metal buildings require an insulation package.

There are reasons you should get an insulation package no matter what, and we will discuss those below.

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Topics: insulation, insulating a metal building, metal buildings