Benefits and Incentives

Product Benefits and Incentives:

  1. Insulated Metal Panels (IMPs) are strong enough to allow for fewer structural supports, in many cases, than single skin panels due to greater spanning and load bearing capabilities, providing an economical and efficient building envelope.
  2. IMPs allow for fast erection times and easy installation, resulting in reduced labor costs and earlier business starts.
  3. Metal roof and wall systems require minimal maintenance and can lead to potential cost savings over their lifetime, including energy costs, maintenance costs and more.
  4. IMPs are coated with Cool Roof colors, providing potential energy savings throughout the roof’s lifetime.
  5. IMPs qualify as Continuous Air Barriers (CABs), which are being implemented into model energy efficiency codes throughout North America. CABs are critical to reducing air infiltration through the building envelope. Infiltration in buildings can have many negative consequences, including reduced thermal comfort, interference with the proper operation of mechanical ventilation systems, degraded indoor air quality and increased energy consumption.
  6. Because of the insulating capabilities of IMPs, less insulation space is needed to comply with building energy efficiency codes compared to fiberglass systems. Buildings using non-rigid insulation such as fiberglass can require up to four times the amount of insulation space compared to insulated metal panels.
  7. IMPs are wind, water, fire, hail, insect and rodent resistant, allowing you comfort that your building will be safe from environmental mishaps.

Incentives for Using IMPs

  1. Federal tax credits are available for thermally efficient new construction meeting certain requirements.
  2. The commercial building energy tax deduction may be available to the primary designer of state and municipal buildings utilizing energy efficient designs. Consult your tax specialist for more details.
  3. Many state and local financing and tax incentives exist for energy efficient construction