Steel Building Insulation FAQ's
Where should I insulate?
Where you're going to lose the most heat. The majority of heat transfer is through the roof system – so insulating the roof is critical, at the very least. Almost every region in the US has at least some snowfall- and if not snow, its humidity, heavy rains, or dramatic heat/cold fluctuations. While not as much heat transfers through the wall systems it is important to insulate the entire structure. This insulation will prevent costly condensation which may result in rust.
How much insulation do I need?
That depends on a number of factors. The most common type of insulation is roll insulation and it varies in thickness from 3 inches to a full foot in thickness. Great Western recommends that every building is insulated with at least 3 inches of insulation at the minimum. If you have a HVAC system or you’re planning on steady occupancy of the building and want to make the occupants comfortable and save on heating and cooling costs, it’s best to invest in thicker insulation at the beginning. This will save you thousands of dollars down the road.
The Great Western team can help you calculate how much insulation you’re going to need. We will also help you determine the best type of insulation system for your project as well.
Will you help me determine my insulation needs?
Absolutely. We're experts on all facets of metal building construction, insulation included. Our sales and account management teams are comprised of some of the industries most knowledgeable steel building experts. The average industry experience in our customer facing departments is 7.5 years. Everyone here has the experience and knowledge necessary to help you make the right decisions.
Will you guide me through the installation process?
Of Course! Our Team Has Hands On Experience With Insulation Installs. When you team up with Great Western, you've got some the industries greatest minds in your corner. Leverage our decades of combined experience to your advantage. We'll walk you through every step of the process - from conception to completion.
How much is my insulation package going to cost me?
That depends on the package you choose. Unfortunately, it's very difficult to shoot from the hip on insulation prices. There are many factors that play into your total package cost. How tall is your building? How thick is the insulation on the walls? The Roof? How steep is your roof pitch? That said, you should expect to pay no less than $1.00/SF.
Does Great Western manufacture insulation?
No, we do not. However, Great Western maintains relationships with vendors across the US to help you get the best price. When you purchase your insulation through GWS, you're leveraging our relationships and buying power, ensuring you get the best deal possible.