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Metal Building Insulation

Why Do I Need Steel Building Insulation?

Spray foam insulation is a highly effective solution for metal buildings, offering exceptional thermal resistance and energy efficiency. Unlike traditional insulation materials, spray foam expands upon application, filling every nook and cranny of the building's structure. This creates an airtight seal that not only keeps the interior temperature stable but also reduces energy consumption.


Additionally, spray foam insulation acts as a moisture barrier, preventing the accumulation of condensation that can lead to rust and corrosion in steel buildings. Its superior performance in both insulating and strengthening the structure makes it a preferred choice for ensuring long-term durability and comfort. Whether you're aiming to maintain a cool environment in the summer or retain heat in the winter, spray foam insulation provides a versatile and reliable solution tailored to the unique needs of metal buildings.

There are two types of spray foam insulation: open cell and closed cell. Open cell is cheaper but requires a thicker layer, so it may be your best choice if your framing is thick enough. Closed cell on the other hand is by far the more effective choice. Besides providing a higher R-Value per inch, closed cell is glue like and can increase your building's structural integrity. Spray foam is typically installed by a professional using a small spray gun. Spray foam is great for unfinished areas like steel garage buildings and to insulate around obstacles.

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How Condensation is Created

Condensation is created when warm air from inside your steel building comes into contact with a cold surface such as your roof or wall panels. This mixture between the warm air and cold exterior surface causes the water vapors in the warm air to condense allowing moisture to congregate.

Why Water is a Threat to Your Building

Rust is caused by condensation and is one of the biggest threats to your steel building long-term. More specifically, your building's structural integrity can be severely compromised if rust is allowed to collect around your building's connections, bolts and screws. Not to mention mold and mildew is almost a guarantee in an enclosed moist environment. The good news is this potential problem is easy to prevent by selecting one of the metal building insulation options outlined below. Each has a corresponding R-Value which is a measure of the insulation's ability to counteract condensation (higher is better).

Northern Foamworks Ltd. services Red Deer, Blackfalds, Innisfail, Sylvan Lake, Rocky Mountain House, Lacombe, Stettler, Rimbey, Wetaskawin, Drayton Valley, Ponoka, and Hanna.

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