Turn Your Metal Shed into an Energy-Efficient Fortress of Insulation
Insulating your metal shed is a great way to increase the temperature control of the area and prevent mold and rust buildup due to condensation. Foam board insulation is one of the best and most affordable options for insulating your shed. In this guide, we’ll show you how to install foam board insulation and protect your shed.
The first step is to measure the walls of your metal shed. Measure the height and length of the walls and then purchase foam board insulation from your local hardware store. Most foam boards come in thicknesses ranging from ½” to 2”. Since the width and height of your shed will determine the amount of insulation needed, you’ll want to figure out which one best meets your needs.
Next, you’ll need to apply an adhesive to the metal surface of the shed’s walls. Follow the instructions on the adhesive container for the best application process. Then, apply the foam board to the walls and make sure that it sticks to the adhesive. It’s important to tape any joints or seams to restore effectiveness in that area.
Foam board insulation is flammable and can absorb water vapor, so it’s important to install a fireproof barrier on top of the foam board. Fireproof aluminum-composite panels are a great option. The aluminum sheet on the exterior will prevent fire and the vapor barrier on the inside will prevent condensation. Follow the instructions on the panel container for the best application process.
If you’d like to improve the appearance of the shed after you’ve installed the foam board, you can decorate the exterior with wallpaper or contact paper. Since the foam board provides a flat surface, it’s easy to install.
Foam board insulation is an effective, affordable way to insulate your metal shed and protect it from mold, rust, and extreme weather. Make sure to check the insulation periodically to ensure that it is sticking properly and replacing any portions that begin to peel off. With the right installation process, foam board insulation is a great choice for protecting your metal shed.