Why Should I Choose an Insulated Kit Building?

Insulated Steel Building

It is common to be indecisive whether having insulation for your Kit Building is a necessity to have and which ideal steel insulated building is best to suit the use of the application and location.

There are plenty of things to consider when choosing a metal insulated kit building that you should consider.

Purpose of Insulation

Insulated Buildings can reduce the heat loss in buildings in cold climates and heat surplus in warmer climates. It limits the need for heating or cooling a building.

If you live in an area with high temperature inconsistency, condensation can impact you, it is something to look out for. Without regular maintenance, moisture will come into contact causing your metal to rust due to mould.

Metal shed insulation will help stabilise the interior of the structures temperature as well as prevent moisture forming or condensation. Depending on the purpose of use for the Kit Building, insulation may be essential to have.

They could increase the efficiency of lighting fixtures however; this depends on the placement the building is located. Not only this but having the insulation can block out noise coming from outside.

It is important to first consider the stability of the interior temperature secondly, the prevention of moisture and collection of condensation.

Insulation Properties and How it is Installed

The insulation is typically installed over the frames of the building providing full coverage. This eliminates any moisture entering between the frames. This also eliminates and interferes with the exterior roof and wall panels.

There are different types of Metal Building Insulations;

Loose Fill

  • This carries properties made up of loose fibres or pellets, these are blown into the walls.
  • They are known to be chemically treated recycled materials which are shredded up.
  • They supply three blown-in insulation choices which are, Newspaper, Fibreglass and Rock Wool.
  • Blown-in insulation are commonly more expensive but it does its purpose, reaching places that might be difficult to reach.

Spray Foam

  • This is combined in a foam-like agent, it is made from polymer and can be sprayed into a steel wall and ceiling.
  • The mixture of the spray foam expands and releases quickly, it is quick to dry into solid mass air-filled cells
  • Compared to Batt insulation, spray foam is more expensive however, it can fill every inch when applied properly in which helps reduce air-leaks.
  • The two types of spray foam insulation – Closed Cell and Open Cell.

Rigid Board

  • Made from fibreglass, polystyrene or polyurethane
  • It is a suitable choice for the reduction of noise, resisting heat and moisture.
  • Rigid board is easy to install which is a great choice for some DIY work.
  • They work well on flat roofs and are considered to be an excellent choice as a soundproofing material.

When considering this choice of insulation, it is vital to make sure that your builder is aware to construct the correct fastenings, extenders and panel lengths.


  • This insulation holds properties of mineral fibres of rock wool or fibreglass that is processed.
  • This is a savings on funds if you were to consider this choice of insulation.
  • Batt insulation is known to be ‘Blanket Insulation’
  • It is an economical and practical that remains to be the most popular for choice for kit buildings.
  • They contain R-values or R-3 per inch.

Batt insulation needs to be installed carefully in order for full coverage.

Vapour Barrier

  • This insulation acts as a barrier for moisture which is applied to front face of insulation of choice.
  • Provides additional coverage to the insulation.