As energy saving requirements have escalated over the years, Austin Building Systems, Inc. have more and more customers asking for R-19 (6-inch) insulation for walls of steel / metal buildings.
This can be complicated as it can be difficult to compress the 6″ of insulation between the wall panels and girts. The installation can be time consuming, and even leave visible dimples on the outside panels as the screws are tightened.
Many contractors have found a good solution with removing about 1 1/2″ of fiberglass insulation at the girt line prior to sheeting. It is reported that it adds only a small amount of time, and alleviates the complication.
Photos provided courtesy of GBP SILVERCOTE.
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