|Ask yourself these questions:
If the cost of re-insulating your metal building were free, would you do it?
Installing an effective fiberglass insulation system in your new or existing metal building may do just that.
With a minimal initial expenditure – a large portion of which may be tax deductible – you can create immediate and longterm reductions to energy costs, essentially putting more money back into your pocket.
|.||“It’s all about the cost of ownership, comfort of employees and payback of the initial investment through the savings of energy costs,” argues Danny (Building Outlet Corp. – CEO). “The initial cost will be absorbed by the immediate reduction in energy bills. In fact, some building owners have reported a 50% savings in energy costs and a complete payback within two years, making re-insulating the easiest business decision one could make.”The “Green” of Fiberglass Insulation In a time when energy prices are at historical highs and other energy-efficient, environmentally conscious “green” products are priced at a premium, fiberglass insulation prices have remained consistent and affordable. In Danny’s experience, fiberglass insulation is the only green product that pays for itself in a short time, an energy management strategy “that is simple to implement and easy to maintain.”|
Although many people may not think of fiberglass insulation as a green product, it has been, in fact, a green product before products were categorized as “green”. Composed of natural ingredients such as sand and recycled glass products, fiberglass insulation has been an effective insulator since the 1930s, drastically reducing overall energy consumption, cutting demand on power plants and the air pollutants they produce as by-products.
Modern advances in the science of fiberglass insulation since the 1930s, in addition to available upgrades to increase durability and strength, provide time-tested yet technologically advanced products for maximum energy efficiency. The available combinations of customizable products are immense, able to suit any building owner’s distinct needs.
Determining the Right Product
“Fiberglass metal building insulation is engineered to meet the unique thermal and acoustical requirements of today’s metal building designers, the ease-of-application needs of builders, plus the cost-control needs of building owners,” states Danny. By determining the right product at the right thickness, or R-Value, builders can create customized insulation that supplies the aforementioned energy savings, in addition to increasing the comfort and safety of a structure through humidity and condensation control and lighting efficiency.
For example, when equipped with a laminated vinyl/polypropylene vapor retardant known as facing, quality fiberglass insulation prevents condensation and mold, allowing for better climate control and a safer interior environment. Facing materials also provide bright, reflective wall and ceiling treatments to increase lighting efficiency and safety, reducing energy bills and costs for additional lighting fixtures. Additionally, reflective fiberglass insulation is designed and manufactured to meet stringent requirements for strength, durability and permeability, and is UL-rated, reducing potential fire damage. High-quality insulation can also contribute to pest control and will produce a better audio environment through sound absorption.
It’s your decision. You can either continue to pay exponentially higher energy costs, drastically alter the comfort level inside your building, or have your building evaluated for ways to increase energy efficiency. Take the steps that will benefit you and your immediate environment. Reduce your carbon footprint and your energy costs by properly insulating your metal structure.
For more information on Steel Building Insulation options please call: 1.800.486.8415
March 30, 2011 Posted by Steel Building Insulation | Insulation, Metal Building Insulation, Save Energy, Steel Building Insulation | metal building insulation, pole building insulation, prefab building insulation, prefabricated building insulation, steel building insulation | Leave a comment
|The growing focus on “going green” is hard to ignore. While you may not be interested in the larger scale of environmental preservation, there is one aspect that should grab your attention: the cost savings that comes with energy conservation. Research has proven that energy consumption is the largest and most controllable operating cost of a commercial building. This fact is becoming even more poignant as energy costs increase at alarming rates, with no signs of slowing.
The Low-Risk Return
Maybe you’ve recently invested in a new metal building with the assumption that it’s been efficiently insulated. Or perhaps you’ve thought that retrofitting energy-saving measures into your existing structure would cost too much upfront, erasing any savings down the road. These are false assumptions. Many existing metal buildings typically were constructed with only two inches of insulation, a minimal and in most cases insufficient amount, causing you to lose thousands of dollars annually in wasted energy. Likewise, owners of older commercial buildings may be paying 50% more for heating and cooling due to air leakage. As energy costs skyrocket and the price of insulation holds steady, the overall cost of insulating an existing commercial building is negligible compared to the potential cost savings.
|Tremendous Heat Loss w/ Torn Insulation – PIC
||Just the Facts
The main benefits of properly insulating your facility speak for themselves:
Short-term fixes to energy problems only offer short-term results. Get the maximum return on your real-estate investment. Reduce your metal building’s operational costs, while creating a more comfortable environment and promoting the overall long-term quality of your structure by taking a proactive step toward energy efficiency.
To learn more about metal building insulation or to investigate your energy-saving options, visit www.steelbuildinginsulation.com
February 21, 2011 Posted by Steel Building Insulation | Going Green, Green Energy, Home Improvement, Insulation, Repair Insulation, Replace Insulation, Save Energy, Steel Building Insulation | go green insulation, green insulation, insulating metal building, insulation facing, insulation options | Leave a comment
Insulation Facing materials are applied to fiberglass blankets to serve as a vapor retarder or barrier as well as a protected cover over the fiberglass. Facing material offers a clean finished look in any metal building environment. The most common facings, which are all UL rated and meet ASTM E 84, are manufacturedby Lamtec Corporation. Facing materials are designed and manufactured to meet stringent requirements for strength, durability, and permeability (being a measurement of the rate of water vapor transfer).
Polypropylene insulation facing on front side, natural kraft paper backing on back side. Lowest priced. Generally used in a typical metal building application that does not require heavy facing. Industry standard.
Polypropylene insulation facing on front side, metallized polyester backing on back side. Provides a higher permeability than WMP-VR. Generally used in a typical metal building that does not require heavy facing. Most common.
Polypropylene insulation facing on front side, white kraft paper backing on back side. Slightly heavier than WMP-VR. Generally used in a typical metal building application when walls are exposed to light to moderate traffic.
Polypropylene Insulation Facing on front side, metallized polyester backing on back side. Twice as heavy and strong as WMP-VR-R. Generally used in a typical metal building when walls are exposed to heavy traffic.
Polypropylene Insulation Facing on front side, polyester fabric backing on back side. Woven product. Generally used in sporting facilities and high traffic areas where walls are exposed to heavy traffic and abuse.
Black matte Polypropylene Insulation Facing on front side, kraft paper or metallized polyester backing on back side. Generally used when designer doesn’t want to draw attention to roof or ceiling. Lower cost than painting.
“Not all metal building insulation facings are alike.” There are several types of facings, ranging from basic Kraft backed facing to high quality metallized facings. Some of the higher quality facings options include, but are not limited to:
- Exceptional high impact and tear strength, which is resistant to rips tears and punctures.
- Black facing, which is used to draw less attention to a roof or ceiling, which is a better alternative to painting.
Refacing a Previously Installed Fiberglass Blanket
Refacing damaged or torn prior faced fiberglass is not a simple process. In the past, existing fiberglass blankets were commonly installed from the exterior between a metal panel and wall girt or roof purlin. This material often times gets dirty and brittle or wet which can make it difficult to adhere a new facing covering to. A better application is to apply a new layer of fiberglass insulation, with facing applied to it, over the top of the existing worn insulation. When this application is used in the roof, the new fiberglass blankets are placed between the roof purlins and held by rows of steel banding placed 30” apart, which are screwed and secured to the bottom of the purlins. Using this application on the walls, also would need to use a banding system.
It is important to bring the fiberglass thickness to be greater than the wall girt so the banding can have a belt effect, which will hold the blankets tight between the girt cavities. Additional photos of this can be found on our website at: www.SteelBuildingInsualtion.com.
Painting Facing Materials
A prominent facing manufacturer, Lamtec, does not recommend painting facing material. Any product containing polypropylene film should not be painted as there may be long term compatibility issues between the paint and the film. Aluminum foil facings, however, have been successfully painted with interior water based acrylic and with oil based paints. It is recommended that paint adhersion and flexibility should be tested. In any case, re coating a facing will change the flame spread and smoke developed rating. A technical bulletin can be found at Lamtec.com.
SteelBuildingInsulation.com offers and instant online quoting system that allows you to enter blanket thickness, choose your facing type, and enter the type of tabs you would like. It also allows you enter building dimensions or square footage for an instant quote.
February 17, 2011 Posted by Steel Building Insulation | Home Improvement, Insulation, Insulation Facing Options, Metal Building Insulation, Steel Building Insulation | insulation, metal building insulation, online insulation quote, retro insulation, retrofit insulation, steel building insulation | Leave a comment
Steelbuildinginsulation.com is a division of the Building Outlet Corporation. Providing insulation products nationally. Customer orders are serviced from and through over (30) warehouse and lamination facilities throughout the United States and Canada.
We are a very production oriented company with customer satisfaction as our primary focus. We believe in continuing education for our company and its employees to better serve our customers. The products we offer are supported by testing as well as certifications.
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