Top Benefits of Insulated Metal Panels (IMPs) - Viking Steel Structures

Insulated Metal Panels (IMPs)

May, 2019

What are IMPs?
IMPs – Insulated Metal Panels are excellent metal panels ideal for roofing, exterior walls, and other architectural & industrial applications. These metal panels are lightweight, have metal skins and are quick to install. They are cost-friendly and have great insulating properties. Designers, architects, and contractors find IMPs best suited for their production projects. Insulate Metal Panels are energy efficient and have great spanning properties. Since Insulated Metal Panels are manufactured in various colors, finishes and polishes, they provide an edge to the architects and designers as colors make everything aesthetic. So if you are an architect, contractor or promoter, insulated metal panels are a great choice for constructions leaving their mark in the construction industry.

Ease of Installation

The first benefit of insulated metal panels is the ease of installing them. Its installation requires a few types of equipment like hand drills, band and circular saws, sealant guns, and others. The installation starts after the basic metal layout of the building are done. You can start it from the ground level or interior floors; the vertical installation has proved to be more efficient and fast. The  sides of these panels are fastened to the structure using concealed caps, trims and fasteners. These panels can endure any weather conditions as they are flexible and resilient and are also called weather barriers of a building. The installation is generally done directly over the metal framing.

Energy Efficient


For massive constructions, Insulated Metal Panels are the most energy-efficient solution in the market today. They are outstanding thermal conductors having excellent control of heat flowing in or out of a building. This exceptional thermal conductivity quality makes insulated metal panels more affordable and the most prevalent in the construction industry.

Design Flexibility

Insulated metal panels are available in various flat and ridged styles, designed for roofs, interior walls, and exterior walls. These panels are strong enough, have excellent load-bearing capacities and spanning qualities and do not need many structural supports to be fastened on them. IMPs are available in multiple forms allowing you to use it in both horizontal and vertical design pattern. The industry nowadays provides these panels in multiple colors, width, and height & allows customization and modulation as needed. You can enhance your construction building by adopting customized insulated metal panels in them as they increase the construction’s aesthetics.

Less time consuming

Insulated metal panels do not require much time to be installed. As they have great strength and are highly durable. It contains a foam core in the middle with two sheets of steel covering it. Insulated metal panels are one-step installation panels as they have concealed caps on its sides. So, they are less time consuming, and you can finish the construction project in a much lesser time.

Go green

Steel used as the metal skin of the insulated metal panels is composed of recyclable elements. Insulated metal panels are 88% recyclable. Installation of insulated metal panels is the best way to go green with your building construction making it sustainable and eco-friendly. Insulated metal panels greatly contribute to serving the earth as well as maintaining the strength and durability of your construction. A good example is the environmental and health benefits of the new generation of insulated metal panel systems. Their superior thermal efficiency reduces moisture, which can be harmful to residents, as well as heating and cooling expenses.


Durability is one of the main qualities of insulated metal panels. They last too long and age very well too. The metal building that has insulated metal panels installed last longer than the other constructions. The feature and strength of these metal panels can be customized; the color and type of polish can be chosen. Insulated metal panels are weather barriers of a building as they help stand erect in any weather condition. G-90 galvanized, AZ-50aluminium-zinc coated steel and a 70% PVDF fluoropolymer are the best coatings to apply over these panels to ensure durability for a longer time.

Low Maintenance

These durable metal panels inherit the qualities of strength, endurance, thermal conductivity and surprisingly require very less maintenance over time providing long-lasting utility. You don’t have to assign a regular maintenance team for your building for about 20 years.


Another great benefit of insulated metal panels is the cost-effectiveness. As they offer quick installation with incredible strength and energy efficiency, the overall cost is very affordable and worthy. With the ease of one-step installation, insulated metal panels reduce the number of many basic needs of construction projects. The design flexibility and construction benefits noted above allow owners to capitalize on reduced first costs of the building.

Fire resistant solutions

IMPs not only make your building strong durable and aesthetic, but they also provide fire resistance for up to two to three hours of fire. This is another great benefit of preferring IMPs for your metal building construction. Insulated metal panels have a non-structural mineral wood panel insulation installed on them to resist fire. The wooden panel provides great protection and performance.

All the benefits listed above clarifies why insulated metal panels (IMPs) is the best solution for any metal building construction. They provide long term performance, endurance, energy efficiency, and design flexibility.