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Do Insulated Panels Keep Your Home Cool in the Summer?

An overbearing sun may be okay if you’re visiting the tropics. But you likely don’t want the same conditions beaming into your building or home. This is why it is important to fortify your building with insulated metal panels (IMPs). IMPs are one of the best ways to protect against intense summer rays, keeping your home cool and comfortable.

Why Are Houses Hot In Summer?

For most traditional home builds, there is very little between the wall material and the sun. Heat transfer caused by conduction through the wall begins, and as heat flows from hot to cold, the heat from the sun will enter your home and be absorbed by the cool air coming from your air conditioner. As a result you will need to run the air conditioner longer and harder to maintain a comfortable room temperature. Obviously, the longer and harder you run your A.C., the more money you will need to spend to stay cool.

How Do IMPs Help?

IMPs reduce heat transfer thanks to their high R-Value and a low thermal conductivity. This provides your building with a superior thermal performance. As a form of continuous insulation, there are no gaps or pockets left unprotected, and they are even air tight around the joints. All of which will help keep the heat out and your cool air in!

IMPs Go Beyond Heat

IMPs can also help protect against moisture infiltration caused by humidity. If your home does not have a proper vapor barrier, when the vapor penetrates the walls, moisture will then get trapped in the insulation and become wet. Hello, mold that can lead to allergies and other illnesses. Luckily, with properly installed IMPs you can eliminate the fear of these harmful penetrations. With no gaps or joints left unprotected, IMPs are the perfect way to keep your building both air and weather-tight over its lifetime.

Aside from IMPs, metal roofs are also a great way to keep your home cool during the Summer. Modern metal roofs have been designed to efficiently reflect more heat and can reduce your cooling cost by as much as 25%! Interested in IMPs or Roofing Panels for your home? Contact our team today to learn more. We will be happy to answer any of your questions at  1.855.838.9393 or info@londonecometal.com!