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How Can Spray Foam Insulation Help Me Save Money in My Barn?

Pole buildings commonly referred to as “pole barns” are building structures that can derive a lot of benefits from spray foam insulation. If you are considering insulating your pole barn, you will have various options to choose from. For example, you could pick fire-resistant Blanket Fiberglass Insulation; Foam Board Insulation that offers thickness to exposed walls of pole barns and the Loose-fill Cellulose Insulation for covering attic patches.

But then there’s Spray Polyurethane Foam Insulation. SPF, a spray-applied cellular plastic, is comprised of various chemicals that come together and create a foam. Those chemicals react very quickly with one another, which expands on contact to create a foam that insulates a structure. SPF insulation applied by professional contractors is described as either a high- or low-pressure foam and is available as either open- or closed-cell. 

SPF is by far the best insulation material because it covers and seals many gaps and air leaks that are commonly exposed to any other insulation methods. Additionally, spray foam is best for many pole barn owners because of its low space requirement, which is frequently the exact purpose of a pole barn in the first place. Even installing just a couple of inches of spray foam is able to insulate the larger barns better than other insulation material. 

The main benefits of spray foam insulation are below. 

Energy Consumption

Spray foaming your barn is advantageous for its incredible R-value, which allows for a much more significant reduction in energy consumption. Generally, it will cut those power bills at least by half, if not more. By providing temperature control, spray foam creates an airtight barrier that keeps the climate in our bar controlled and stable, including humidity and air temperature.  

Moisture Control

Since spray foam can be dense is completely water-resistant.. This watertight seal keeps the contents of your barn dry and prevents expensive mold and rot damage.

Pest Control

Spray foam insulates and seals crevices, cracks, and any other openings that rodents and insects can easily access. Additionally, spray foam is not a food source for rodents. Spray foam insulation can also be disinfected if needed. 

Asset Protection

SPF foam prevents the metal of your pole barn from forming condensation. If condensation is allowed to form,  which, if allowed, will eventually rust and degrade the metal in your barn.  Not to mention, that condensation causes damage to the stored contents.  The SPF insulation also strengthens the buildings racking against storms and high winds.

Overall, sprayed polyurethane foam is commonly used in pole barns to control energy consumption, control moisture, and pest control, together with asset protection.

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