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 back in during cold months. The bubble wrap insulation for metal buildings creates a more uniform temperature inside the metal building as well as create 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 it 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 unaffected by humidity or moisture, whereas fiberglass insulation absorbs water, making it even less effective as insulation for steel buildings.
Installation is very clean and easy, not requiring any special clothing or breathing equipment. Installing fiberglass building insulation can be very dirty, itchy and uncomfortable because of the loose fibers.
Benefits of using Double 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
- Safe to handle with no special clothing or breathing equipment
- Cuts and installs easier than fiberglass
- Reflects 97% of Radiant Heat
- Easily stapled, nailed or glued into place
- Waterproof, Non absorbent surface
Metal Building Bubble Insulation Applications
Installation InstructionsNew Wall Installation Instructions (PDF, 49 KB)
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