Can Icynene® Be Used for Steel Building Insulation?
Things to consider when choosing metal roof insulation
There are two things to consider when insulating a metal building: stopping moisture ingress and preventing mould and damp and improving the temperature and condition inside the building. Steel building insulation can help to adjust how hot and cold metal buildings can get, working to maintain a steady temperature.
An additional benefit to choosing Icynene® spray foam insulation for metal roofs is that the rigid, closed cell foam increases the structural integrity and adds strength.
It’s important to consider the following when reviewing metal building insulation options:
The higher the R-value, the better insulating qualities of that material. The R-value of Icynene® spray foam insulation is not only high for the closed cell option best suited for metal roof and steel building insulation, but it provides a better air barrier than other metal building insulation options.
Can I use Icynene® for steel building insulation?
Icynene® spray foam insulation is easy to apply, air-tight and has no harmful gases so it’s perfectly suitable to be used as metal roof and warehouse insulation. The insulating properties include providing an air barrier, both stopping heat infiltrating the warehouse, outhouse or metal roofed vicinity, making it the best insulation for metal roofs. Icynene®, when used for steel building insulation, ensures outside cold air temperatures don’t permeate and cause condensation problems.
Why should I use Icynene® spray foam insulation for metal roofs & steel building insulation?
Metals conduct more heat than any other material. As they are such good conductors of heat, metal buildings can get warm very quickly. This can cause damage to the stored goods inside the vicinity – or it can make shipping container homes unbearable to live in, which is why shipping containers need insulation.
Icynene® spray foam insulation for metal roofs is an energy-efficient solution that can lower both heating and cooling costs if used for steel building insulation, such as a shipping container, or as warehouse insulation. You want whatever material you choose to provide a protective barrier that has no air leaks, as this can result in money being wasted.
Why Icynene® is the best steel building insulation:
- It’s completely air-tight as the spray foam fills every gap
- Can reduce heat loss by up to 90%
- The air barrier improves the interior air quality
Also, there is fire-retardant Icynene® spray foam insulation available, eliminating the need for adding a separate fire-retardant solution to metal roof insulation.
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