What is R-Value?

Winter is upon us and temperatures are dropping. This has us thinking about the insulation in our fiberglass buildings and some things you may want to think about when you are considering purchasing a shelter for your critical field equipment.

The standard Shelter Works wall comes with an R-value of 10. The R-Value is a measure of thermal resistance that helps you calculate how much heat transfer you can expect through a wall area. The higher the R-Value, the better the insulation from heat or cold. Areas of a wall with windows, doors and vents will have a lower R-Value.

In most instances, the standard Shelter Works wall provides enough insulation to meet our customer’s needs. However, in climates with temperature extremes and where operating temperatures are a concern some customers opt for more insulation and thicker walls. When insulation alone is not enough, heaters and air conditioners can be installed to regulate temperature.