Common Metal Building Insulation Mistakes You Should Avoid
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Common Metal Building Insulation Mistakes You Should Avoid

Common Metal Building Insulation Mistakes You Should Avoid
  • June 26, 2021

Metal building is typically all around you. Today you will find tons of businesses running in a steel building. The incomparable traits like cost-effectiveness, longevity, eco-friendly attributes of steel structure make it the ideal option to invest and elevate your business processes.

Home/business owners can choose from multiple customization options while ordering. The list of customization includes:

  • Gutters and Downspouts
  • 26-Gauge Roof and Wall Sheeting
  • Purlins
  • Roll Up Doors
  • Sliding Doors
  • Deluxe Trim Package
  • Liners
  • Skylights
  • Horizontal or Vertical Slide Windows
  • Ridge Cap
  • Sealants and Flashing
  • Plans and Drawings
  • Walk-in Doors
  • Roof Pitch
  • Translucent Panels
  • Insulation
  • Fasteners

Every customization option has its distinct importance, but insulation is the crucial one.

What is Insulation?

Insulation is a material that fills the spaces (and gaps), making them hard to penetrate. Insulation is highly recommended for house and commercial structures to restrict the flow of air inside-out. Further, it helps to maintain the heat flow within your premises.

At Viking Metal Garages, you are provided with three insulation options, i.e., Single Bubble, Double Bubble, and Woven R-17. However, numerous other insulation options are also available in the market, which is entirely your decision to choose from.

All these insulation options are worth investing in to make your steel building a fully secure and full-proof structure that maintains the internal temperature.

However, many newbie building owners make mistakes while adding insulation. Such mistakes ruin their investment and cause numerous hurdles for the structure as well.

So, below listed are the common insulation mistakes that you should never avoid.

Selecting Wrong Insulation Type:

Yes, you are always aware of different types of insulation options. You must note that they don’t fit all types of metal structures. Hence, it’s essential to choose the right insulation type for your prefab steel building.

Typically most insulation options are suitable, but one insulation type will always outrank the other (w.r.t. Your steel building). So, you must find the right insulation that fits your metal building and get high-end interior protection. Make sure the insulation (you choose) doesn’t minimize your room size.

Not Joining Seams:

Some insulation options like rigid foam or fiberglass need additional efforts from your end. It means you need to join the seams via tape. This isn’t a time-consuming practice but will provide you a long-term benefit in maintaining proper insulation.

The best practice to apply tape at seams is after the insulation is done and is exposed. Once the insulation is covered, you won’t find a feasible way to lock the seams with tape. Interestingly, skipping to join seams is a common mistake that most homeowners make.

Not Taking Proper Consultation:

Knowledge sharing is good, and hence you should always invest time in getting proper knowledge before decision making. Many building owners skip this and end up with unprepared insulation.

Moreover, many people are also afraid of asking for help. For paid contractors, you don’t need to worry a lot. However, in the case of DIY, you should always take as much help as required from your supplier/dealer. This will always help you omit common insulation mistakes.

Not Using Enough Insulation:

From removing the plasterboard to adding installation, it is a tedious process that should be done precisely and keenly. Neglecting common pointers can cause issues with your insulation. Among all such problems, installing less insulation is common. Installers/DIYers sometimes add limited insulation than instructed, which results in minimal protection. With time, less insulation results in no protection to your prefab steel structure.

Hence, you should ensure an adequate amount of insulation to make it highly effective for the future.

Improper Insulation Cutting:

Cutting insulation properly is yet another crucial task that you should do keenly. Accuracy matters when cutting insulation and fitting the final plasterboard on the wall. Ensure no gap is left between the plasterboard and insulation, as it may allow heat to escape.

Blocking Vents Accidently:

During the insulation installation process, you should keep in mind to keep the vents (if any) open. Newbie installers often mistakenly cover the vents that cause further issues for the building owners and installer. Blocking the vents can invite condensation issues in your metal structure; hence you shouldn’t accidentally cover it.

If you live in an area with extreme weather conditions, you are always recommended to go with all vertical metal garages. Metal garages with all vertical steel panels (on roof and sidewalls) are highly durable and capable of confronting all possible weather conditions. They are even susceptible to seismic waves, which makes them a strong contender for long-term usage.

Viking Metal Garages is the #1 metal garage dealers across the USA. We have a broad range of metal garage buildings that you can choose to fulfill your custom needs. You can select any garage building as-is or call us at (704)-823-6732 to discuss your customization needs.

We are pleased to help you in case of monetary hurdles. Viking Metal Garages offer Rent-To-Own and Financing options that you can choose as per the need. So, what’s your next move? It’s the right time to find a perfect metal garage and order it right away. We ensure you get your structure in the shortest lead time.