Many people keep metal buildings on a residential, industrial or rural lot and give them little thought. People may work in them infrequently or the owners consider it a minimalist environment. However, metal buildings actually benefit well from wall insulation in Little Rock, AR, and it can improve your storage or working conditions. If your property contains these structures, here is why you should consider insulating them:
- Temperature control: If your workers are reluctant to visit a metal building during extreme temperatures, it is likely that its indoor environment is rather uncomfortable. Rather than freeze your employees in the winter and cook them in the summer, add insulation to help keep a steady temperature. Your rural or industrial efforts will enjoy more efficiency if there is less reluctance to access needed areas. If you decide to add HVAC properties to the metal building, the insulation will also keep heating and cooling contained to control your utility costs.
- Reduce condensation: Humidity and condensation are serious issues with metal buildings. If they are allowed to build up, not only does it become unpleasant for people but it can also damage the building’s structure. Insulation acts as a barrier between the inside of the building and the outdoor environment, which reduces condensation.
- Air quality: With trapped moisture, there is also the possibility of mold, which will irritate anyone sensitive to it. To make matters worse, small animals and birds will frequently nest in metal buildings and compromise air quality even more. As mentioned, insulation prevents the buildup of humidity, which not only prevents damage to the metal but also controls the growth of mold. It also adds extra reinforcement in order to discourage animal invaders.
- Durability: Insulation thickens the walls and allows for the metal structure to become stronger. Basically, your building goes beyond being an extra-large glorified storage shed and closer to a well-maintained environment. It will have more stability, and if high winds or hard precipitation hits, your workers will feel secure.
- Justifies other improvements: Sometimes, people avoid running plumbing or additional electricity to a metal building because it is not considered worth the effort. However, if you have workers finishing projects in these buildings or you are storing valuable objects, adding HVAC ducts, lighting and even running water can produce a better environment. While the cost of improvements can add up, you may gain that back through a longer-lasting structure and more productive workers.
The same types of insulation that work well for other environments can also work for metal buildings. Batt and blanket are cost-effective and work great if you have the existing sub-structure. There is also rigid board insulation for the low-maintenance environment, or the spray foam variety, which will fill in every space. We can help you determine what you need based on the use of your building.
Harris Insulation can install wall insulation in Little Rock, AR in any type of residential or commercial property. Call us today to learn more about your options.