The Hidden Advantages of Using Insulated Panels for Building Construction

3 June 2015
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An insulated panel is used to construct walls in buildings, and they are made with a rigid section of foam plastic insulation between each side. They're often used when finishing basements but can also be used for new building construction and for additions. There are many advantages to using insulated panels that you may have overlooked if you're handing a building construction or remodelling job of any sort. Note a few of those advantages here.

1. Tighter seal

An insulated panel installs with fewer gaps than standard panels that need to have insulation added. In turn, they provide a tighter seal or more complete envelope for your building or basement. This tighter seal can help in a few ways; one is that you have less of your inside air escaping. You won't pay as much for air conditioning and heating when you choose insulated panels, so they can save you money on your utilities over the years.

A home will also have fewer drafts in wintertime and less warm air coming in during the summertime. This can create a more comfortable atmosphere inside the home and can also ensure that the air quality is preserved. If you have a home or building in a very dusty environment, less of that dust and other contaminants will make their way into the home. For those concerned about dust, pollen, mold, radon, and pollutants, insulated panels can protect them from these outside irritants. This airtight seal can also mean reducing outside noise that would otherwise be carried indoors, so they're a good choice in high-traffic areas or anyplace where noise insulation is needed.

2. Fast construction

Insulated panels are constructed with the insulation already added so they go up quickly; they arrive at a jobsite already precut so they can be easily be installed and fastened to the roof or foundation in one step, rather than having to cut and fasten the outer wall, add insulation, and then cut and install the inner drywall. They can also be fabricated with openings for doors, windows, outlets, and the like, which can also cut down on construction time.

The fabrication done at a factory for insulated panels can also include openings for electrical and plumbing fixtures. This in turn can mean that more crews can be working on a jobsite at once; electricians and plumbers can begin work once the walls are in place without waiting for them to be cut for openings.