Metal Building Insulation

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Draco’s Spray Foam offers a variety of insulation services for metal buildings. Contact Draco’s Spray Foam if you want a team that’s trustworthy, expertly trained, and competitively priced. We treat your commercial building like it was our own. All of our technicians are trained and certified insulation experts. Our insulation will last for years and we work quickly to meet your schedule

Do Metal Buildings Need Insulation

In most cases, metal buildings do need to be insulated.

If you are constructing a metal building, you should consider insulating each room. It doesn’t matter what type of building it is from shed, garage, overhang, storage building or other. In addition to improving your comfort, insulation will also save you money.

Insulation keeps unwanted heat from moving from warm areas to cooler ones. Your building will be more comfortable and will cost you less in utility bills. In winter, a building that is properly insulated will prevent heat from escaping from the room, keeping it warm.

In addition to thermal insulation, the insulation material can be used to insulate acoustics, fire resistance, and impacts. Insulating your building has a lot of benefits.

As a result, you won’t have to use a heating or cooling system as much to keep your metal building comfortable. In addition, it will reduce your long-term maintenance and utility costs.

Types of Metal Building Insulation
Insulation comes in a variety of types, each with specific benefits. How you insulate a building.

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Spray Foam Insulation

The use of spray foam dates back to 1986. Spray foam forms an air barrier, preventing air from moving through walls, ceilings, and floor cavities. All electrical outlets and light fixtures around the room are also sealed through spray foam.

Not only can spray foam be applied to new buildings but also existing metal buildings. The only requirement is that we can easily access where the foam is to be applied. Once spray foam is applied, the shape does not change. It does not sag or compress and retains its original shape. It can even add structural stability to your metal building!

Insulation is achieved by sealing air gaps around a room. Temperatures fluctuate when air gaps are present in a building, allowing outside air to affect your building’s internal temperature along with the natural heat transfer between your building’s walls and the outside air. Your building’s temperature can be more easily controlled once you seal the air gaps.

Steel buildings can form condensation if warm air from within comes into contact with a cold surface, such as a roof or wall. The combination of warm air and cold surfaces causes vapor to condense, which allows moisture to form. Adding insulation to your metal building can reduce condensation on the roof and walls. Condensation can cause rust on your building, which can shorten its lifespan.

The use of spray foam dates back to 1986. Spray foam forms an air barrier, preventing air from moving through walls, ceilings, and floor cavities. All electrical outlets and light fixtures around the room are also sealed through spray foam.

Not only can spray foam be applied to new buildings but also existing metal buildings. The only requirement is that we can easily access where the foam is to be applied. Once spray foam is applied, the shape does not change. It does not sag or compress and retains its original shape. It can even add structural stability to your metal building!

Insulation is achieved by sealing air gaps around a room. Temperatures fluctuate when air gaps are present in a building, allowing outside air to affect your building’s internal temperature along with the natural heat transfer between your building’s walls and the outside air. Your building’s temperature can be more easily controlled once you seal the air gaps.

Steel buildings can form condensation if warm air from within comes into contact with a cold surface, such as a roof or wall. The combination of warm air and cold surfaces causes vapor to condense, which allows moisture to form. Adding insulation to your metal building can reduce condensation on the roof and walls. Condensation can cause rust on your building, which can shorten its lifespan.

Types Of Spray Foam Insulation

There are two main options for metal building insulation, open-cell, and closed-cell. Both offer their own benefits and have their own drawbacks.

Open Cell Spray Foam

Open-cell spray foam creates an airtight seal in open cavities. It can fill every gap by expanding 100 times in one second. An attic, a wall, a ceiling, a crawl space, a basement, or an air sealing are among the most common areas that use open-cell construction. Despite its ability to not allow water to seep through, the Spray does not let it soak in. Mold cannot grow on it due to its ability to dry fast when wet. Water acts as a blowing agent for this foam

The R-value of open-cell is 3.5 and is cheaper compared to the closed-cell.

Closed Cell Spray Foam

For existing buildings, closed-cell spray can be used. In addition to not allowing water to seep through, the foam does not allow for leaks. Closed-cell is great for added structural stability and higher insulation values.

It has an R-value of 7 and is durable, which makes it more expensive to purchase.

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Benefits Of Metal Building Insulation

Metal properties are embracing insulation as a common feature. In addition to adding value, insulation also saves money. Below are some reasons why spray foam insulation is so popular:

1. Increased Property Value

Reduce the cost of monthly utilities by insulating a metal building. Insulating your building will require your HVAC unit to run less often, saving you both on monthly utilities and HVAC repairs/ maintenance.

2. Lower Utility Bills

The cost of HVAC on a metal building can be quite high. From the installation of the systems to the regular maintenance and payment of the utility bills to keep them running. By using insulation material, you can lower your energy bills and reduce maintenance costs.

By installing foam insulation your building will not need as much help from your HVAC unit to keep your space comfortable. Therefore, an HVAC system’s working time is lowered when an insulation material is present.

3. Decrease HVAC Wear and Tear

Running an HVAC system at maximum capacity during winter or even summer can quickly wear out the system. By installing an insulation material, you can reduce half the usage of the system, which will extend the lifespan of the system and reduce maintenance costs.

4. Consistent, Comfortable Temperatures Year Round

Insulation keeps temperatures comfortable. Your metal building will not absorb as much heat or cold as a noninsulated building which makes the space more useable and comfortable to be in even during the highest temperature peaks in summer or the lowest in winter.

Why Water is a Threat to Your Building

Condensation causes rust, which is a long-term threat to steel buildings. When rust accumulates around the bolts, screws, and connections of your building, its structural integrity may be negatively impacted. A moist, enclosed environment is almost certain to produce mold and mildew. By utilizing one of our metal building insulation options you can easily prevent these hazardous issues.

How Long Does Metal Building Spray Foam Insulation Last

Spray foam insulation will last for the lifetime of your home or about 80 to 100 years if applied correctly. That means you’ll likely only need to insulate your metal building one time and it should last you a lifetime.

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Our Insulation Services

Draco's Spray Foam Attic Insulation

In comparison with other parts of your home or building, your attic is more exposed to the outside elements. Insulation is sometimes overlooked. 

As a result of the summer heat, your home’s roof shingles will be baked, transferring the heat into your attic. That hot air can then travel throughout your home, causing an increase in internal temperature. When your house becomes hotter as a result, your air conditioning bill will rise. Attic insulation maintains your home’s temperature better and will reduce your energy bills over time.

Crawl Space Insulation Draco's Spray Foam

Crawl spaces, like attics and external walls, are closer to the outside elements than other parts of your home of the home. As a result, they are more likely to experience condensation and hot air. As air travels from outside to inside your crawl space it can cause temperature fluctuations if not properly insulated.

In addition to offering a full estimate, we can show you how to save money and avoid potential damage down the road by insulating your crawl space.

Draco's spray foam wall insulation

Keeping your home warm from the outside is made easier by wall insulation. Your monthly utilities will be lower, and your rooms will be quieter. The insulation on older walls tends to be less optimal and can be improved with installation of new insulation.

Soundproof insulation dracos spray foam

A room’s wall insulation reduces sound transfer from room to room in a home. Insulating the walls of your home will noise transferring from one room to another from TVs, children, or other noise producers.

Draco's Spray Foam Metal Building

It is well known that metal buildings have specific insulation needs in addition to maintaining a comfortable temperature throughout the day and night. Many people encounter condensation buildup inside their metal buildings, which can produce a rain-like effect.

It rains when the heat rises to the ceiling and encounters the cold roof. As condensation builds, it causes the roof to rain. Metal buildings can completely be insulated against condensation buildup. And help keep the building at a consistent temperature.

Draco's Spray Foam Garage Insulation

Insulating your garage with foam insulation has many benefits other than simply creating a conditioned space. Keeping your home sound and odor-free requires insulating the walls of your garage.

Draco's Spray Foam HVAC Insulation

HVAC Insulation

Duct insulation will further reduce the loss of heat (or cold, for A/C) through your ducts, improving the overall efficiency of your HVAC system.

Draco's Spray Foam Air Sealing

Your building or home will lose heat or cool if the air sealing is improper. It is imperative that your home is properly sealed in order to take advantage of its insulation. In addition to inspections and sealing of windows, doors, attics, and more, we provide complete air sealing services.

Draco's Spray Foam Commerical Insulation

Commercial buildings often require a large amount of energy to keep them at a consistent and desirable temperature. Commercial spray foam insulation will reduce your monthly energy bills and assist in keeping your building comfortable. 

Is it worth it to invest in spray foam insulation?

 

Your priorities really determine what you should do.

You may find that spray foam insulation is well worth the additional cost to you if you value long-term comfort, energy savings month after month, and fewer headaches during the use of the building. In most cases of metal building owners, they do indeed insulate their building because of the added value reduced condensation risk. 

Why Choose Draco's Spray Foam for your Metal Building Insulation

We at Draco’s Spray Foam are metal building insulation experts! All of our technicians are properly trained with the most up to date techniques and we use the tools in the industry for spray foam application. We are extensively experienced in spray foam installations, especially for metal buildings in Southeast Louisiana! We aim to leave all of our customers happy and satisfied! Customer service and fair pricing is how we built our business! We also offer risk free, cost free estimates for all insulation projects! Give us a call and let us walk you through the process of insulating your metal building.

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