Insulation helps maintain a comfortable interior temperature by keeping warm air in your building during the winter and conversely by keeping warm air out during the summer months. More importantly, steel building insulation creates a barrier throughout the roof and walls of your building, which prevents condensation.
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.
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.
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).
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