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Nov 01, 2021

Not all insulation materials are the same. There are various reasons to use insulation, ranging from keeping cool spaces cool or keeping warm spaces warm, to keeping noise in or keeping noise out, or for fire protection, etc. The best advice we can give is to first understand what you need to insulate (type of building), and more importantly, why you need to insulate it (occupied versus storage versus heated versus semi-conditioned, etc.). For the purposes of this article, we will be focused on fiberglass metal building insulation

Oct 08, 2021

At METALCON2021, Bay Runner won METALCON's Top Product People's Choice Award! Check out our video of our booth at METALCON.

Jun 01, 2021

On June 1, 2021, Dan Schmidt, President/CEO of the Bay Family of Companies in Green Bay, Wisconsin, proudly announced the promotion of Ron Holder to the position of General Manager. Ron’s most recent position had been Vice President of Sales.

Apr 26, 2021

Bay Insulation Systems supports MBCEA and their mission to assist metal building contractors and erectors by providing professional training, educational programs and technical resources and to establishing and maintaining high industry standards.

Mar 18, 2021

The National Insulation Association (NIA) named Bay Insulation Systems a 2020 Platinum Winner of the Safety Excellence Award (formerly the Theodore H. Brodie Distinguished Safety Award).

Mar 03, 2021

This is a question that gets asked very frequently, and in most cases, the next question is, “Does the insulation need to be replaced?” The most common response to the original and follow up question is, “It depends”. So, we are going to take you through how insulation typically becomes wet on a job site, what to do if/when it becomes wet, and what preventative measures should be taken to reduce the chance of the insulation becoming wet.

Jul 16, 2020

A vapor retarder is a material designed to limit the amount of moisture in the air from traveling through it. The effectiveness of a vapor retarder is measured in terms of the permeance of the material. The Permeance is defined as the rate of water vapor transmission through a material in a given amount of time per unit area. Most of us in the industry know this as the “perm” rating. The lower the perm rating, the less moisture that is allowed to pass through the material.

Apr 01, 2020

The January 2019 issue of Insulation Outlook featured an article by Dwayne Sloan, Director of Principal Engineers and Regulatory Services for the Building and Life Safety Technologies Division at Underwriters Laboratories (UL), entitled A Focus on Insulation Surface-Burning Characteristics. Within that article, Mr. Sloan referenced model codes and installation standards for insulation products. In this article, we will take a deeper dive into those codes, regulations and requirements as they pertain to insulation for metal buildings.