Retrofitting Existing Buildings
Retrofitting an existing building by adding a new exterior surface can breathe new life into an aging structure. Not only does it provide an entirely new look, but retrofitting can also increase a building’s energy efficiency, saving operational costs for the remainder of the building’s life cycle.
Recladding offers property investors, owners and occupiers a cost-effective route to substantially improve the energy performance, aesthetics and asset value of existing buildings. There are numerous benefits associated with retrofitting properties and in most cases it can make economic, as well as environmental sense to modernise or upgrade a building rather than demolish and totally rebuild. In some instances, retrofitting will save up to 60% compared with the cost of an equivalent new-build. There are many reasons for retrofitting; from improving a building’s overall performance to a purely aesthetic, business image upgrade.
UPGRADED CURB APPEAL
When visitors come to your place of business one of the first things they see is the property’s exterior. The wrong appearance could give clients and customers a negative vibe and essentially ruin your company’s reputation. That’s why curb appeal is a big deal. It aligns with your brand and further gives outsiders a visual of what it means to do business with you. In an instant, the way the outside of your business looks can bring in new customers or send them running the other way.
REDUCED OPERATIONAL COSTS
Not only does adding a new exterior made up of IMPs change a building’s look, it also adds a high-performance building envelope that increases its overall energy efficiency. Once installed, the new system of interlocking metal panels provides an uninterrupted barrier against the elements, reducing thermal bridging and preventing moisture damage. This makes retrofitting with IMPs ideal for buildings that need a temperature-controlled interior climate, such as food storage and preparation facilities, breweries, wineries, and other similar types.
For buildings of any type, the insulating properties of IMPs reduce heating and cooling needs, which in turn reduces energy costs. This provides operational savings for the remainder of the building’s life. Metal panel retrofits also facilitate the achievement of green building construction standards and LEEDs credits.
FIRE, MOLD AND TERMITE RESISTANT
EcoSteel significantly reduces the fire hazards posed by the many combustible materials common in most homes and offices today. Insurance rates may be reduced by using fire resistant structural materials such as steel.
EcoSteel practically eliminates the possibility of mold growth and the related health risks found in some buildings built with conventional materials.
Termites can cost home owners thousands of dollars in damage per to exterminate or report structural damages. Avoid these future costs by building an all steel home with our metal pre-finished insulated roof and wall panels.
INCREASED PROPERTY VALUE
Though improving your building’s curb appeal will mean investing a considerable amount of money, it does come with a plethora of returns including the potential to increase customer visits, further establish your brand as high-quality, increase your property value, and help you to stand out among the competition.
SUSTAINABLE AND GREEN
EcoSteel systems are constructed with 76% recycled steel. The overall recycling rate in the steel industry is 75% making it the most recycled material in North America. There is typically only 2% waste using steel versus 20% with wood construction.
Offering superior strength and durability across their lifecycle, Insulated Metal Panels are designed as a long-term building solution. Their consistent, all-in-one air and water barrier design makes them simple to install, which can expedite the project build and minimize schedule delays.
Most IMPs are designed as a single-component product, making them simple to install. Single-component panels are also simple to detail and attach, minimizing installation costs and potential errors. This reduces overall budget and decreases the amount of time to complete the retrofit project, creating shorter construction periods and enabling deadlines to be met. Additionally, their metal exterior surfaces make IMPs low maintenance and easy to clean.
SINGLE ROOF AND WALL SYSTEM
EcoSteel building systems come in a variety of shapes and sizes, but at their core they all utilize a custom engineered structural steel frame and a high-performance insulated shell. From sub-zero temperatures to dry heat or high humidity, Mother Nature continually tests the limits of building envelopes. Products from EcoSteel are specifically engineered to secure the interior’s climate regardless of exterior weather conditions.
Retrofitting your building, whether it’s a large commercial warehouse or retail building, is a simple and cost-effective way to optimize the space you already have. Anyone who has ever tackled a renovation project, large or small, knows that the most expensive option is often starting over from scratch. From an economic as well as an environmental standpoint, it makes more sense to upgrade an existing building with retrofitted features than to demolish and totally rebuild. At EcoSteel, we offer additions and retrofits as an option to our clients looking to upgrade and modernize their existing structures in a way that improves the building’s overall performance and value. Energy improvements, sustainability improvement, Cost effective, building envelope, environmental impact, Net-zero energy, and green building initiative.
1. EVALUATE THE PROPERTY
2. ESTABLISH CONSTRUCTION BUDGETS
3. VALUE DRIVEN 3D STEEL DESIGN
4. PRE-ENGINEERED PERMIT BLUEPRINTS
5. SOFTWARE DRIVEN FABRICATION
6. DECONSTRUCTION OF EXISTING BUILDING ROOF AND WALLS
7. RAPID STEEL ASSEMBLY
8. CONTRACTOR INTERIOR FINISHING
9. MOVE IN!
THE TECHNOLOGY & ENERGY EFFICIENCY
EcoSteel panels are comprised of an advanced urethane core* that is injected between two pre-finished steel facings, forming a single, all- in-one unit. The result is the most thermally efficient panel available. Wall panels also have a specially formed side joint that permits the hidden application of sealant within recessed grooves, creating an impenetrable water and vapor seal that protects your building against extreme weather.
From sub-zero temperatures to dry heat or high humidity, Mother Nature continually tests the limits of building envelopes. Products from EcoSteel are specifically engineered to secure the interior’s climate regardless of exterior weather conditions. EcoSteel panels are sustainably constructed, qualifying many buildings for credits in the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Rating System.
EcoSteel insulated panels are ideal for projects with a focus on speed of construction. Our panels are designed for easy and efficient installation to keep your project on schedule. IMPs reduce the amount of labor trades associated with conventional multi-component wall and roof assemblies. Fast one-pass, single component installation eliminates the inefficiencies of multi-piece field assembled wall and roof systems saving in installation, time and labor costs. Our exterior wall and roof panels have a 50 year proven history on industrial applications. Our Insulated panels are provided with hidden fastener off set joinery for easy installation from the building exterior.
MORE ENERGY EFFICIENT
■ Superior thermal insulation capabilities compared to other insulating materials with an R-value of 8 per inch
■ Closed cell Class l fire resistant polyisocyanurate insulation and self-aligning, double interlocking tongue and groove joints with concealed fasteners create an air and water-tight seal to stabilize interior environments
■ Minimum of 30% Recycled steel content
■ 100% recyclable and reusable at the end of its service life
■ Contributes to LEED® credits and Net-Zero Energy targets
Factory-injected insulation is continuously foamed in-place and integrated with dual metal facing panels to create a single high strength composite
Our factory finished metal skin eliminates the need for additional trade while providing a premium / durable finish. One-Piece Construction process assures rapid completion of the wall and roof system. Factory fabricated composite panels are attached directly to ur steel structure.
UNLIMITED DESIGN FLEXIBILITY
EcoSteel building systems come in a variety of shapes and sizes, but at their core they all utilize a custom engineered structural steel frame and a high-performance insulated shell.
Our exterior wall and roof panels have a 50 year proven history on industrial and cold storage applications.
Our panels are designed for easy and efficient installation to keep your project on schedule. IMPs reduce the amount of labor trades associated with conventional multi-component wall and roof assemblies. IMPs all-in-one construction provides all necessary thermal, air, vapor, and water barriers in a single product.
Unlike conventional building materials, steel doesn’t rot, warp, decompose, split or fall victim to natural pests. EcoSteel materials are specially treated to avoid rust.
REDUCED LABOR COSTS
Insulated metal panels are designed for easy and efficient installation to keep your project on schedule. IMPs reduce the amount of labor trades associated with conventional multi-component wall and roof assemblies. IMPs all-in-one construction provides all necessary thermal, air, vapor, and water barriers in a single product.
PREMIUM FACTORY FINISHES
EcoSteel’s insulated metal panels deliver both attractiveness and energy-efficiency to a building’s design. As building and energy codes become increasingly more stringent, our panels are particularly advantageous in achieving sustainable design and code compliance. Our panels present many advantages for building owners, designers and contractors, including improved thermal performance, excellent insulating capabilities, reduced building operational expenses, accelerated construction schedules, earlier business starts, and much more.
While our insulated wall panels are a popular option, sometimes they are substituted or combined with masonry, stone, pre-cast or tilt-up concrete, wood, glass or other architectural wall treatments. The versatility and flexibility of our building systems allows for a myriad of colors, shapes, textures and designs. Today’s building projects require the perfect combination of energy efficiency, creative versatility, and reduced construction cost.
COLOR & CORRUGATION OPTIONS
Discover our broad range of insulated metal wall and roof profiles, finishes, colors, dimensions, trims, concealed fastening systems, plus other options, that will help you unleash your full design capabilities.
Today’s building projects require the perfect combination of energy efficiency, creative versatility and reduced construction cost.
- A wide range of profiles
- Standard, custom & metallic colors available
- Excellent durability and weather performance
- Energy Star and Cool Roof options
- Contributed to LEED credits