Metal Building Radiant Barrier Savings
International Insulation Products (IIP) offers products specifically to reduce energy costs in buildings with metal roofs. Our reflective insulation and radiant barriers have been shown to reduce air conditioning expenses by as much as fifteen percent.
IIP installed beneath roofing made of metal can highly reduce the absorption of radiant heat by via reflection. Many commercial buildings with no radiant barrier or reflective insulation often experience temperatures inside that are hotter than the air temperature outside. This does not occur with a radiant barrier or reflective insulation properly installed. International Insulation Products are further enhanced with perforated options available to remedy vapor flow that is common in many commercial buildings with high humidity.
With radiant barriers, or reflective insulation, installed radiant heat from the sun is reflected rather than absorbed effectively shielding the remainder of the building below. Radiant barriers used under metal roofing have been shown to reduce up to 97% of radiant heat.
Agricultural buildings have also shown impressive benefits from implementing radiant barriers or reflective insulation. Metal buildings which house livestock or poultry have actually seen an increase in yields from the heat reduced by radiant barriers. Studies have shown up to a 20% gain in yield from buildings that were fitted with reflective insulation or radiant barriers.
In metal buildings utilized for food storage, or other perishables, radiant barriers and reflective insulation can greatly reduce the cost necessary to maintain industry specific thermal levels. Furthermore, the radiant membranes found in many of International Insulation Products can can slow the gradual rising of heat throughout the day. The result is savings in those areas where energy rates are higher during peak hours.
The effect of radiant barriers or reflective insulation on staff within metal buildings is often overlooked when compared to energy savings. But the comfort of a workspace will almost always definitely lead to a better production and a higher quality of work from staff. With the use of radiant barriers and reflective insulation providing staff with comfortable ambient air temperatures are more financially viable.