Archive for March, 2011

Insulating is all about the payback!


Ask yourself these questions:

If the cost of re-insulating your metal building were free, would you do it?
What if it paid you money back?

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.


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