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Metal Buildings has long maintained a goal of providing its customers with efficient and effective structures
By adding insulating you can achieve this.
Unlike many buildings, Metal Buildings unique structural concept allows plumbing and electrical to be placed between the insulation and the finished wall or ceiling.
You can have this concept added to your Building for insulation performance.
- Nearly nine-inch-thick walls with 6 inches.
- Wide spans of insulation vs. only 14.5 inches in standard house construction
- Polyethylene vapor retarder meticulously installed to keep insulation dry and reduce drafts
- Fully ventilated attics for enhanced air circulation and condensation control
- 15.5-inch truss heels allow deep insulation and air space for attic ventilation
- Uncompressed sidewall fiberglass blanket insulation that is six inches thick and has a true R-19 rating (EnergyStar compliant)
- Blown-in ceiling insulation with a rating of R-38 and better (Energy Star compliant)*
Home owners, Farmers and Ranchers can protect their vehicles, equipment, tools and work your cattle and horses in comfort and safety.
We design with your needs in mind, surpassing traditional construction methods with benefits that include initial cost savings, pre-planning for your needs, simple erection,
a Steel Building is Insurance friendly and a J.C.s Building with our optional Galvanized Primary and Secondary Structure will require much less to no maintenance, will result in an Environmentally Responsible building that will last even in the harshest of Environments.
We believe that building with Steel is the most Cost Effective and Eco Friendly Building System.
We want our Customers to know that a Steel Building is a Safe, High Quality, Environmentally Safe alternative building solution.
Blanket Thickness / R-Values
The higher the blanket thickness, the higher the R-Value. R-Value is a measurement of the effectiveness to retard the loss of heat flow.
2″ Not Rated
9″ R-30 Double Layer
6 and 3 R-29
6 and 3.5 R-30
6 and 4 R-32
6 and 6 R-38
(generally top layer is unfaced)
Building Purposes refers broadly to any object in a building used as insulation for any purpose. While the majority of insulation in buildings is for thermal purposes, the term also applies to acoustic insulation, fire insulation, and impact insulation (e.g. for vibrations caused by industrial applications). Often an insulation material will be chosen for its ability to perform several of these functions at once.
Thermal insulation in buildings is an important factor to achieving thermal comfort for its occupants. Insulation reduces unwanted heat loss or gain and can decrease the energy demands of heating and cooling systems. It does not necessarily deal with issues of adequate ventilation and may or may not affect the level of sound insulation. In a narrow sense insulation can just refer to the insulation materials employed to slow heat loss, such as: cellulose, glass wool, rock wool, polystyrene, urethane foam, vermiculite, perlite, wood fibre, plant fibre (cannabis, flax, cotton, cork, etc.), plant straw, animal fibre (sheep’s wool), cement, and earth or soil, but it can also involve a range of designs and techniques to address the main modes of heat transfer – conduction, radiation and convection materials.
The effectiveness of insulation is commonly evaluated by its R-value. However, an R-value does not take into account the quality of construction or local environmental factors for each building. Construction quality issues include inadequate vapor barriers, and problems with draft-proofing. In addition, the properties and density of the insulation material itself is critical.
How much insulation a house should have depends on building design, climate, energy costs, budget, and personal preference. Regional climates make for different requirements.Building codes specify only the bare minimum; insulating beyond what the code requires is often recommended.
The insulation strategy of a building needs to be based on a careful consideration of the mode of energy transfer and the direction and intensity in which it moves. This may alter throughout the day and from season to season. It is important to choose an appropriate design, the correct combination of materials and building techniques to suit the particular situation.
To determine whether you should add insulation, you first need to find out how much insulation you already have in your home and where. A qualified home energy auditor will include an insulation check as a routine part of a whole-house energy audit.