If you’ve ever sat on a metal roof on a hot day you’ll likely remember the experience. You might even have a scar to show for it. In the same way, if you’ve ever been pressured into a dare to put your tongue on a metal post in the middle of winter, you’ll probably remember that one as well; not good memories, and both due to a certain law of physics called “conduction.” Metal is very sensitive to heat. It both gains and loses heat very rapidly. With this phenomenon well known, why would we choose to build structures made primarily of metal? |
The answer is obvious. Building with metal is cost efficient and durable. Think of how many factories in industrial areas are made from metal. So, as long as you keep away from the roof in summer and try not to lick them in winter, what’s the problem? To understand that, you have to have worked inside a metal building and experienced the wonderful contrast in temperature between the various seasons. The temperature is entirely intolerable unless it is offset by heating and air conditioning, and both of those cost money.
So, are there such things as energy efficient metal buildings? Thankfully, there are. The miracle is in a revolutionary way to insulate the building. Rather than using conventional methods which are ineffective and often prone to moisture problems, there are now methods which utilize thermal blocks sandwiched within a double layer of insulation. This method creates a continuous insulation system that is cheaper to buy than regular insulation and more fire resistant to boot.
It’s a “no-sweat” decision for any company wanting to maximize profits while keeping their employees happy.
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