Spray Foam In Metal Buildings
Are you tired of condensation dripping and heat buildup? Spray foam insulation is the ideal solution for this problem. Spray polyurethane foam (SPF) is a premium type of insulation commonly used in buildings of all shapes, sizes, and types. This includes metal buildings.
SPF can be applied to the walls, floors, and ceilings. Installing this material brings many benefits to the building, such as durability, energy efficiency, and comfort. This happens through the thermal, air, moisture, and sound barrier created by the SPF. This greatly enhances the comfort inside your metal building.
The barriers also protect your metal building from condensation and water damage. In addition, it helps to maintain indoor temperatures and humidity. This cuts your energy costs and reduces allergens and pollutants inside the building.
Benefits Of SPF In Metal Buildings
Spray foam is a great insulator because it is able to expand into and seal every little nook and corner that are frequently missed with other forms of insulation. It also greatly reduces your energy costs. Studies show it may even save you 20-30 percent! You won’t have to worry about water leaks created by unusual shapes and corners. This makes it much less likely that you’ll have mold in your metal building. Spray foam is actually composed of a polymer that doesn’t allow the growth of mold or bacteria. In addition, the compressive strength of closed-cell spray adds to the structural strength of any metal building. This makes it much less likely that you’ll need to replace any metal panels. And as a bonus, spray foam is “green” because of the energy savings, protection against mold, and reduction in materials that eventually go to the landfill.
Proper insulation makes metal better. SPF is the best option for this because it is versatile, durable, and lightweight. It provides additional strength to the building envelope. After installation, no maintenance is needed. Plus, it works in any climate — from a cold winter in North Dakota to a hot San Antonio summer.
The quality of insulation is judged on its performance of a combination of factors. They include air movement, moisture control, health, safety, durability, comfort, and energy efficiency. SPF has high scores in all of these areas for metal buildings.
If you have a metal building, SPF is the way to go. It allows you to choose from options with a variety of densities. Each of them has different performance characteristics. For a metal building, closed-cell foam is normally the preferred option. This is because of its moisture control and structural characteristics.
Open Or Closed Cell?
One of the most common questions about using SPF is whether open cell or closed cell will be the best option. Both provide high-quality insulation, but it is done in different ways. The terms open and closed refer to the small bubbles (or cells) that make up the foam. Open cells are intentionally left open. This makes the foam softer and more flexible.
On the other hand, closed-cell foam has cells that are completely closed. The cells are smashed together tightly. This prevents air and moisture from penetrating the cells. Closed-cell is more rigid and stable. This does a better job of keeping the heat in or out of a metal building. Closed-cell is normally the best option for a metal building.
What About Rust?
Many people wonder about rust when it comes to using spray foam in a metal building. The idea that spray foam will rust metal is actually a misconception. Here’s why. If there is an issue with rust, it does not come from the spray foam. But issues can arise through improper installation.
When closed cell spray is installed, it is at a high temperature. This can create condensation when it is cold outside. Spraying another layer on top of this can trap condensation on the metal and cause rust. Our team has been trained to use the right techniques and properly install spray foam without any issues.
Call To Schedule Your Spray Foam Service
Our team is standing by and ready to assist you with any spray foam questions or concerns you may have for your metal building. Call us today to make an appointment for the finest spray foam services in the San Antonio, TX area. We provide friendly services and quick solutions. Call (210) 330-3000 to schedule an appointment. Or you can learn more about spray foam on our FAQ page.