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Apr 26

7 Tips to Keep Your Metal Buildings Cool in the Summer Heat

Greenville can be scorching hot in summer if you are like us. This unbearable heat will have a dramatic impact on the interior temperature of your metal building. This energy bill will increase as your HVAC system works harder to maintain the desired temperature.

There are many options for cooling your metal building Kinston NC, from insulation to landscaping. We'll show you how each method cools down your building. These tips will help you stay comfortable and improve the quality of your air.

Let's first look at basic science concepts that will help us understand why buildings heat up in summer.


Buildings lose a lot more air when it's hot out. In summer, cooler air escapes to the outside. Additionally, your building loses cool air while hot air enters to replace it. This is thermodynamics. It is simple: heat seeks equilibrium constantly; heat moves to cold until all temperatures are the same.

Heat is persistent in finding a way to enter colder areas until there is neutralization. Listed below are the three main ways heat "moves" into your colder home:

Conduction: Heat moves from the hot to the cold side. Direct contact is the way heat transfers. This means that heat is transferred from your hot roof to your hot attic.

Convection - When hot air rises, causing your attic temperature to be higher than the rest.

Radiation - When the scorching sun rays heat up your roof and walls

Your interior may become uncomfortable if too much heat is directed towards the cool zone.


Insulation can be used to keep your building warm during winter. Insulation can also be used to cool older buildings as well as newer ones. Insulation is like a barrier that prevents heat from entering your building.

Insulating your building frame is one of the best ways to lower your heating and cooling costs. Attic space is where most heat loss and gain occur. It is, therefore, crucial to prioritize attic insulation.

It is important to consult an expert as different buildings need different insulation depending on their climate, building type, and use. Look for insulation with a minimum warranty of 6-10 years. When the warranty expires, you should replace or renovate the insulation.

Sealing your house

Your ideal temperature "resistant" building should be compared to a thermostat. Your building should be well sealed, as thermostats are well-sealed. Sealproofing your building will make it impossible for hot air to enter. This will increase the energy efficiency of your building, and it also means that your cooling systems won't have to work as hard.

Lucky for you, metal is more porous than most other building materials. This seal is essential to reduce energy loss.

Hot Roof

Your roof will be the most important part of your building. Your roof is not only the source of the sun's heat, but it also receives the heat from the inside (hot air rises). You can get roofing materials that heat up to 200 F. If you don't take care of your roof, you will use more energy to cool your metal building.

Modern metal roofs can reflect heat more efficiently and reduce cooling costs by up to 25% Metal roofs are more comfortable than asphalt, concrete shingles, tile, and wood. Reflective coatings on metal roofs of light colors are more effective in directing large amounts of the sun's ultraviolet rays away from your building and into the atmosphere.

Roof mist cooling systems also called evaporation systems, are a cool way to reduce the sun's heat on your roof. This can extend the life of your roof and provide you with all the benefits of a cool roof at a very affordable price. The misting system sprays fine mist onto your roof. The sun's heat evaporates the mist. These vaporized water drops create cool air. The cool air sinks to the roof, while the hot air rises. This system is mostly used for commercial roofing, but it is slowly being integrated into residential.


Greenville Roofing Masters 

Greenville NC

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