Insulation is essential to keep the indoor temperature ideal, and save energy. However, in the case of metal building home, insulation also works as protection against the worst effects of natural elements. US government regulates several types of insulation you can install in a metal home.
Here are your Metal Building Homes Insulation options:
Batt and blanket
This is the cheapest option, perfect for small house or cabin that does not have complicated specs. The insulation works for floor, walls, and ceiling.
Batt consists of mineral fiber, polycarbonate or fiberglass panels, while the blanket is made of similar material, but more flexible and can be rolled, folded, or cut.
Right board insulation
This insulation system is similar to the “blanket” part in batt and blanket. The material is flexible, easy to roll and cut, and made of fiberglass, polyurethane, or polystyrene.
Right board insulation is commonly used on a flat floor, and you can cut it based on the necessary measurements.
This insulation method is used to fill gaps or cavities that cannot be covered with regular insulation method. You apply it by blowing particles, such as loose fiber or pellets, into small holes.
Loose-fill is a bit more expensive because you need specialized equipment to blow the particles.
Spray foam is the best option if your house has modified or irregular design. You spray polymer liquid to fill the gaps or cavities in the building.
The liquid will harden, expand, and entirely cover the gaps with airtight quality. Spray foam method is versatile and can be used on walls, ceiling, and floor.
Compared to a regular wooden house, metal home usually has deeper stud depth, which means extra space for insulation. If you have a large home, combine several insulation methods to cover the entire building.
With the right padding, you can feel more comfortable in your metal home, regardless of weather and climate.