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Why use Ecofoil in your metal building?

Ecofoil Bubble Insulation is the recommended product for use in metal buildings. It's designed to be installed in the walls and roof to help keep your building cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter.

Why use Ecofoil in your metal building?

  • Reflects 96% of radiant heat - Find out how a radiant barrier works
  • Works in both warm and cold climates
  • Keeps large temperature differentials off of your steel panels to prevent condensation from forming on them
  • Bubble insulation is a full vapor barrier that blocks interior moisture from getting to steel panels, also preventing condensation
  • Very durable and can't be ripped or torn by hand
  • Lightweight and easy handle.
  • Safe to handle and requires no special clothing or breathing equipment

What's needed to install Ecofoil Metal Building Insulation?

The equipment needed to install Ecofoil bubble insulation in your building will depend on which method you choose. There are a few things that will be used to install our product regardless of which method is chosen.

Items needed for installation

  • Scissors or a Sharp utility knife to cut the product
  • Insulation Tape to seal the seams - Never to attach the product to the building!
  • For retrofit applications (existing building) - Mechanical fasteners are needed to attach the product. ie. self-drilling screws.
  • Recommended - Someone to help hold the product while installing

Metal Building Installation Instructions

More About Metal Building Insulation

When insulating a metal building, a vapor barrier is an important factor. Since steel conducts heat well, a metal building naturally transfers heat energy in and out very freely. The moisture inside of an uninsulated building will easily form condensation on the inside of the steel panels when there is a significant temperature difference outside the building. Using EcoFoil Bubble Insulation resolves this problem by reflecting radiant heat to keep the temperature differential off of your buildings steel panels. All of our bubble insulations also have a perm rating of less than 1.0, which classifies them as a full vapor barrier. Being a vapor barrier prevents moisture from passing through our insulation and getting to the steel panels where it can turn into condensation.

 

There's a large variety of insulation options when it comes to metal buildings. The most common types of metal building insulation are radiant barrier, fiberglass insulation, rigid foam insulation and spray foam insulation. Fiberglass and other traditional insulations for metal buildings resist 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. This is why we recommend Ecofoil bubble insulation for most metal building applications. It's important to know that Ecofoil bubble insulation can absolutely be used in conjuction with other forms of traditional insulation for a combination to work against all 3 types of heat transfer. To get a more in depth explanation of heat transfer and how radiant barriers work, check out our how radiant barriers work page

 

EcoFoil Bubble Insulation comes in different sized rolls and can be ordered with foil on both sides of it or foil on one side and white on the other. Both of these products will work in the exact same way. Many people choose to use the EcoFoil White Bubble Insulation if the product will be left exposed as it gives the metal building a nice clean, bright finish.

 

Do you have a project that requires EcoFoil insulation for your metal building? If so, please feel free to give us a call at (888) 349-3645 or send us an email to customerservice@ecofoil.com. We welcome the opportunity to answer any questions you may have!