The most effective form of metal building insulation to use is reflective foil bubble insulation. Foil bubble insulation for metal buildings uses a layer of polyethylene bubbles surrounded by layers of radiant barrier reflective foil that reflects radiant heat out of your metal building in hot climates and keeps the interior heat in during cold months. The bubble wrap insulation for metal buildings creates a more uniform temperature inside the metal building as well as creating a vapor barrier, eliminating condensation issues. Metal building radiant barrier and bubble foil insulation is a forward thinking alternative that uses the advantage of this natural metal insulation.
Traditional fiberglass insulation for metal buildings resists heat loss by conduction and convection but has little effect on radiant heat gain/loss. Radiant heat can account for up to 70% of a buildings overall heat gain or loss.
Reflective bubble insulation is also unaffected by humidity or moisture, whereas fiberglass insulation absorbs water, making it an even less effective metal building insulator. Installing EcoFoil Bubble Insulation is very clean and easy and does not require any special clothing or breathing equipment. Installing fiberglass building insulation, however, can be very dirty, itchy and uncomfortable because of the loose fibers.
Benefits of using Bubble Foil Insulation for Metal Buildings & Steel Building Insulation:
- Effective in extreme temperatures - both hot and cold
- Strong but clean, lightweight and flexible
- Eliminates condensation inside metal buildings
- Easy installation - easy to cut and can be stapled, nailed or glued into place
- Safe to handle with no special clothing or breathing equipment
- Reflects 97% of Radiant Heat
- Waterproof, Non absorbent surface
The Difference Between Foil and White Bubble InsulationFoil/Foil bubble insulation and Foil/White bubble insulation work in the same way. Many people choose to use white bubble insulation if it is going to be left exposed. It gives your metal building a nice clean, bright finish -
Metal Building Bubble Insulation Applications
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