Quonset huts/buildings are semi-cylindrical buildings like have a flat base and an arched roofline that ties into the walls. Quonset huts are extremely cost-effective buildings that can support practically any use you may have. These buildings are lightweight prefabricated structures typically made of corrugated galvanized steel so they're unique because they have no frame.
As a storage building that is typically not using heating or cooling, there is nothing better to temper the heat gain that a radiant barrier inside a quonset building. Read on for more information on the quonset metal building insulation guide and why insulating a quonset is a great idea.
Adding BlueTex™ insulation to a frameless building involves some ingenuity and extra prep, but it's 100% worthwhile because the foil layer will reflect 97% of the sun's radiant heat away from the quonset, making it that much cooler and mimicking the effects of shade. This is important in a quonset style building because they are typically built without any insulation and so the heat permeates the metal and heats up everything inside the structure. This makes these buildings unbearably hot in the summer and impossible to use on a daily basis. See How to Install BlueTex™ Insulation on a Quonset Building
Here is an example: Think of your building like a car WITHOUT air conditioning. You and I both know that for a car with no A/C, there is a HUGE difference between when the car is parked in the SUN versus when it's parked in the SHADE, right? Just like the car example, since the foil side of BlueTex™ metal building insulation reflects 97% of radiant heat, it’s basically creating a shade from the HEAT (not the light) of the sun and the benefit is felt inside the building. Even with the doors of the building staying open, the building will FEEL significantly cooler/warmer than without the BlueTex™. Now consider this, if you parked your car in the sun and put a big thick blanket over it, would it be as cool as if you parked in the shade? No! This is why using radiant barrier technology is the best option to cool down a building, even over something like spray foam. Nothing out there blocks radiant heat like BlueTex™'s foil layer, nothing. You want to reflect the heat away, and make the building cooler immediately. This is why a quonset hut needs BlueTex™ metal building insulation - it keeps the heat out in summer, reflects heat back in during winter and it even offers some basic to full moisture control, depending on the product you choose.
With a little prep, you can install BlueTex™ insulation inside your quonset building in as little as 2 days. This means you can get back to enjoying your building year-round. With all these benefits, it's easy to see why BlueTex™ is the right choice for insulating your quonset hut - call us today for a fast quote!