Metal Building Insulation in North Carolina

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Our Metal Building Insulation Services

Whether yours is a metal garage, warehouse, or manufacturing facility, you can hardly go wrong with spray foam. Our trained and experienced North Carolina metal building insulation experts use only the best materials and specialized equipment to ensure you enjoy significant energy savings and a quiet, more comfortable indoor environment year-round.

Don’t settle for insulation that will necessitate constant maintenance and replacement. Instead, trust Strategic Spray Foam Insulation for effective and durable metal building insulation in North Carolina that will stand the test of time. Call us at (919) 842-5925 or complete our online form to schedule a consultation today.

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Why Install Metal Building Insulation in North Carolina?

While metal buildings are versatile structures, they are hugely affected by temperature fluctuations and moisture issues. So, how does spray foam insulation help beat these issues? Here are some of the reasons why it’s vital to install insulation in North Carolina.

Condensation forms on uninsulated metal building surfaces when warm, moist air hits the cold metal surface. The moist air condenses, giving the impression of a “sweating” surface. Closed-cell spray foam forms a seamless waterproofing membrane that prevents condensation.

It also prevents moisture seepage through the gaps and seams on metal building surfaces. That way, spray foam keeps the interior surfaces moisture-free and prevents potential water damage. Most importantly, it prevents corrosion and mold growth.

  • Closed-cell spray foam boasts high compressive strength, and applying it on metal panels helps increase the building’s rigidity and structural integrity. That protects metal panels from impact damage and ensures the structure can withstand harsh conditions such as strong winds.

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When the sun beats down on your metal building, you can expect to feel the heat due to the metal’s ability to conduct heat. During the cold season, heat is lost as it is transferred outside by the metal panels through conduction. Yet, installing North Carolina metal building insulation with excellent thermal performance can promote better temperature regulation.

Spray foam tightly seals gaps and seams between metal panels and around penetrations such as vents and structural supports. It also acts as excellent insulation, preventing heat transfer. That helps keep the heat outside during the blistering days and heated air inside during the cold season.

  • Spray foam can help keep out external noise and minimize the reverberation of interior sounds, making metal buildings more serene. That’s especially vital for metal buildings used as offices or mancaves.

 

Where to Install Metal Building Insulation in North Carolina

Generally, spray foam is applied to a metal building’s interior walls and roofs. So, what’s the process involved in insulating metal building walls?

Metal Building Wall Insulation Process

First, the surface of the metal building walls must be properly cleaned and prepared to ensure that the spray foam adheres well. That involves removing any dirt, debris, and loose materials from the surface and using a primer or other bonding agent to help the spray foam stick. The spray foam insulation is then applied to the metal building walls using specialized equipment that sprays the foam onto the surface to the desired thickness. The foam then expands and hardens, creating solid and effective insulation.

After hardening and curing completely, any excess foam is trimmed away, and the surface is finished as desired. Depending on the application and desired aesthetic, that may involve adding a protective coating or covering to the foam or simply leaving it exposed.

Metal Roof Insulation Process

Metal buildings with a flat roofing system can benefit greatly from having a spray foam roof coating. Before spraying insulation on the roof, applicators must consider the weather conditions.

Spray foam components are susceptible to moisture and water, meaning spray foam can’t be applied to damp surfaces.

Generally, temperature, humidity levels, and windy conditions are vital considerations for spray foam applications.

Our process for applying spray foam on metal building roofs involves the following:

Our North Carolina metal building insulation experts clean the metal roof surface to remove dirt, debris, or loose materials. They do this using a power washer or a wire brush.

We propose that leaks or damage to the roof be repaired before applying spray foam insulation. It ensures that the insulation remains effective and that no moisture or air leaks occur

A primer is applied to the roof surface to help the spray foam adhere better to the metal surface.

The spray foam insulation is applied to the roof surface using specialized equipment and allowed to expand and harden. A second layer of foam may be applied for added insulation.

Any excess foam is trimmed away, and the surface is finished as desired. That may involve adding a protective coating or covering to the foam or simply leaving it exposed.

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What R-value Is Best for a Metal Building?

The R-value requirements for metal building insulation in North Carolina will depend on the specific location within the state and the local building code requirements. Depending on the climate zone in North Carolina, the minimum R-value requirements for insulation are as follows:

  • Climate Zone 2A: R-30 for roof insulation, R-13 for wall insulation

  • Climate Zone 3A: R-38 for roof insulation, R-13 for wall insulation

  • Climate Zone 4A: R-38 for roof insulation, R-13 for wall insulation

  • Climate Zone 4B: R-49 for roof insulation, R-13 for wall insulation

However, meeting the minimum code requirements isn’t always sufficient for achieving the desired energy efficiency or comfort level. A professional insulation contractor can evaluate the specific North Carolina metal building insulation needs and provide recommendations for the most appropriate R-value for the insulation project.

Will Spray Foam Corrode My Metal Building?

Spray foam insulation, when properly installed, should not corrode a metal building. However, a temperature difference between the metal building surface and spray foam can create moisture, which may be trapped between the insulation and the metal surface. That may lead to corrosion over time.

This possibility can be prevented through proper surface preparation before insulation installation. It’s also important to consider the temperature and humidity conditions, which would otherwise affect the quality of insulation.

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Are You Considering Metal Building Insulation in North Carolina?

Strategic Spray Foam Insulation, LLC makes metal building insulation replacement easy for homeowners and businesses in North Carolina and surrounding areas. If your insulation no longer provides the protection your property deserves, then call our experts today to discuss your project needs and receive a free estimate.