With all the advantages they offer over more traditional materials insulated metal panels (IMPs) still have a kind of ‘other’ status. This is mostly because people aren’t familiar with them the way they are with say, asphalt shingles or plywood and siding. As they grab a larger and larger share of the market this outsider status will no doubt change. Until it does however, here are some things to keep in mind when soliciting quotes for insulated metal panels in Canada.
Be Smart When Purchasing Insulated Metal Panels in Canada
IMPs aren’t just for roofs anymore. All manner of structure from churches to houses can be constructed from these amazing 21st century building materials. But whether you’re interested in building a home or business or just replacing your current roof with IMPs there are some things you’ll need to keep in mind when soliciting quotes.
- All insulated metal panels are not the same – IMPs vary by type of metal, gauge (thickness of the metal), type and quality of finish and type and quality of insulation. Any of these factors will affect the durability of the finished product as well as its ability to insulate. If someone tries to tell you all insulated metal panels are the same you have to question either their motives or their knowledge of the product, or both.
- Learn something about the company before accepting a quote – Before you bother to spend your time considering a company’s quote ask them how long they’ve been in the business and if they can supply you some examples of their IMPs in action. Ask them if they also handle the installation as well as manufacturing and sales as it might pay to have one company handle all aspects of your project.
- Don’t be bowled over by an amazing price – You wouldn’t buy a car based solely on price and the same should apply to IMPs. If one company’s panels are markedly cheaper than those of another company there’s a reason for it. They’re either using cheaper insulation or lighter gauge metal that is less corrosion resistant or the finish is simply not up to snuff. If someone comes in with a lowball bid get them to justify it.
- Make sure you ask about the right material – Finally, there are a number of factors that go into selecting the right IMPs for your job. Everything from combustibility to moisture resistance to thermal resistance and dimensional stability will need to be considered. So too will corrosion resistance, compressive strength and more.
When soliciting quotes for your building project make sure the company you choose specializes in IMPs, that they have an established reputation for making quality products and selling them for a fair price and that they stand by the products they sell.
Eco-insulated Panel Manufacturing Inc makes some of the most dependable, long-lasting insulated metal panels in Canada. We use only the highest quality metals and insulation for our panels and fasteners and always strive to provide our customers the best possible price.