How to Insulate Your Metal Garage

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When people usually make metal garages, they assemble them without insulation. However, insulation can be very important, even though it isn’t required. This is even more so in areas prone to certain environmental conditions.  Good insulation can protect the belongings that are stored inside and also provide comfort. One of the important reasons to insulate your metal garage is to prevent moisture.

Even though insulation protects from condensation it can make your metal building flammable. To prevent this, it’s good to know what type of insulations there are and how to insulate your metal garage using a particular type. 

Spray Foam Insulation

Spray foam is very convenient for odd spaces because it can easily be sprayed to fit any cavity. While it expands, it starts to harden and becomes a solid plastic with air cells. Spray foam insulation is very hard to remove once it’s dry, so be careful to avoid any spills.

You should know that this type of insulation for metal building is a better air barrier than batt insulation. However, spray foam insulation is more expensive than batt insulation, so you should keep this in mind as well.

 Batt And Blanket Insulation

As mentioned above, batt insulation is not an expensive choice, however, it should be properly installed to be fully effective. Blanket insulation is rolled insulation cut to exact measurements of your garage. 

Both blanket and batt insulation consists of processed fiberglass or mineral fibers of rock wool. They are the best choice for metal buildings.

Fiberglass Insulation

Fiberglass insulation is the most affordable and the most common type of insulating metal buildings. But because it’s soft batting, it is not the safest choice. It can absorb moisture or attract birds, bugs, or rodents.

So, this type of insulation may not be the best choice for insulating metal buildings, as you don’t want mold in your garage.

Rigid Board Insulation

Rigid board insulation is flexible for any type of building. It’s a good choice for putting out moisture, heat, and noise. It is composed of fiberglass, polystyrene, or polyurethane.

If you decide to choose this type of insulation, talk to your supplier so they can adjust it to your metal building.

Insulated Metal Panels

Even though insulated panels are more expensive than other insulation solutions, they can be installed quickly and provide superior insulation. Compared to other insulating choices, they have a cleaner and more aesthetically pleasing appearance. Insulated metal panels are made out of two metal panels with an insulating foam core layered between them.

The 3-in-1 panel combines the installation of your outside metal panel, insulation, and inside liner panel into one simple process.

Reflective Foil Insulation

Although reflective foil insulation is more expensive than other types of insulation, it is clean and simple to install with easy and everyday tools like nails, glue, and staples.

Because reflective foil insulation is waterproof, it can give a lighter look to the inside of your metal garage.

Loose Fill Insulation

This type of insulation can fit into every corner, but it might cost you more than using a different type of insulation. Loose fill insulation consists of pellets or loose fiber.

Conclusion

If you are planning to build or renovate your metal garage, it is safe to say insulation is without a doubt a worthy investment.

To find the right system of insulation, you should contact professionals so they can advise you which one is the best option for you.

In order to have a safe, dry, and protected garage, it is important to choose the right type of insulation for your metal garage.

Written by Julie Hanson

Julie is passionate about property – development, investment and portfolio planning. Along with husband Alec, Julie is actively building a property portfolio while helping others to do the same.

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