If you own or manage a commercial or industrial metal building, such as a warehouse or retail center, you could benefit from installing insulation on the ceiling and walls. Vinyl and vinyl-faced insulation are the most common types used in metal buildings. Learn more about vinyl insulation to find out if it’s the right solution for your building.
What Is Vinyl Insulation?
Vinyl is a synthetic plastic comprised of polyvinyl chloride. The material is used for everything from phonograph records and seat covers to window frames and siding. Today, vinyl is the second most manufactured plastic in the world.
Several characteristics of vinyl make it a great insulating material:
- Moisture and humidity resistant
- Strong and durable
- Eco-friendly since it’s primarily made of common salt and can be recycled at the end of its lifespan
Vinyl is often used as a facing material for fiberglass blanket insulation. Fiberglass slows the movement of hot air, helping to insulate a building efficiently in all seasons. Then, a black or white vinyl facing laminated to the fiberglass provides a vapor barrier to prevent moisture from passing through.
Applications for Vinyl Insulation
Commercial and industrial metal buildings are the most common applications for vinyl and vinyl-faced insulation. These include:
- Retail centers
- Manufacturing facilities
- And more
It’s possible to install vinyl insulation in new buildings as well as retrofit projects, which is when additional insulation is installed in an existing structure. Walls and ceilings are both appropriate locations for vinyl insulation.
Benefits of Installing Vinyl Insulation
When deciding whether to include insulation in the cost of constructing or retrofitting a building, it’s important to consider whether the benefits are worth the investment. Adding vinyl insulation to your building can help:
- Decrease energy bills: Energy loss caused by inadequate building insulation can put a financial burden on your business. Utility rates continue to rise, but you can fight back by installing vinyl insulation that helps keep heated and cooled air inside where it belongs. In this way, an investment in insulation pays for itself in lower utility costs for your business.
- Improve HVAC system performance: How much do you spend on HVAC repairs and maintenance each year? The expense could be dramatically lower if your equipment didn’t need to work as hard. This is just another benefit of vinyl insulation, which helps your metal building retain conditioned air more efficiently.
- Reduce carbon footprint: Many businesses hope to improve their environmental stewardship. Include vinyl insulation among your other efforts to improve your building’s efficiency to decrease your energy usage and lower your carbon footprint.
- Increase indoor comfort: One of the most significant factors in keeping your employees happy is to ensure they have a comfortable work environment. The temperature is more even, and there are fewer drafts in your metal building when the ceiling and walls are lined with vinyl insulation.
- Lessen noise transfer: Vinyl insulation is the perfect sound barrier, whether you want to reduce noises coming in from outside, going out from inside or traveling between interior rooms.
Install Vinyl Insulation in Your Sacramento Building
The team at Gold Star Insulation is proud to provide vinyl and vinyl-faced insulation for new and existing metal buildings in the Sacramento area. We have years of experience and hundreds of projects under our belt. Plus, we’re part of the Installed Building Products family of companies, so you know you’ll receive the very best products and services!
To learn more about vinyl and vinyl-faced insulation, or to schedule installation in the Sacramento area, please contact us online or call (916) 229-8445 today!