Regulating temperature is an important factor to consider for many different Industries, especially when it comes to creating a custom designed garage for the storage of dangerous chemicals. Many of these can potentially react badly to high temperatures and external pressures of the sort – resulting in the chemical becoming faulty, or even combusting and causing massive damage to the premises or belongings.
Luckily, there are a number of different ways to regulate the temperature of your shed, which can help protect your investment in the long term. Take a look at the following options to get an insight into some of the options available to you.
Air-conditioner or fan
One way to help keep your space as temperate as possible is to install an air-conditioning unit. Simply set it to the optimum level and let the technology do the rest.
The only downside to this is that these installations can be expensive to run for extended period of time, which could have a negative effect on your business expenses – especially if you're running the unit at all hours of the day.
Insulate the roof
Another way to regulate the temperature in your shed is to insulate the roof. While this may seem like a counter-intuitive idea, having insulation during the summer can do wonders for actually keeping the sunshine and the heat out of the space.
This is great news for those with metal sheds that can heat up quickly in the summertime. Of course, speaking with an expert about the specifics for your shed and its purpose is recommended.
Using thermally efficient roofing materials like COLORBOND® steel can help reduce your cooling and heating costs. In summer, a lightweight insulated roof made from COLORBOND® steel can assist in minimising the amount of heat radiated into your shed at night. That's because COLORBOND® steel has a low thermal mass, so it cools down fast once the sun is off it.
In winter the same steel roof, properly insulated, helps keep the heat inside. Building Regulations for your area will prescribe the level of insulation you will require.
The choice of colour can also influence thermal performance. Lighter colours, in particular, radiate less heat during summer. Building regulations may allow you to install less insulation if you use lighter colours in warm climates.