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Pole Barn Spray Foam Insulation

Pole barns, post-framed buildings, or metal-framed buildings have always been a difficult area to insulate - that is until pole barn insulation came along. Pole barn insulation includes the use of either open-cell spray foam insulation or closed-cell spray foam insulation. By using spray foam insulation, our KC Spray Foam & Coatings’ insulation experts can effectively and efficiently insulate your pole barn, post-framed building, or metal-framed building.

Why You Should Insulate Your Pole Barn

Most pole barn buildings have metal sheeting that has an overlap every three feet. The overlap allows for air to pass into the building easily, creating a cold draft in the winter and a warm draft in the summer. Sealing the pole barn up with spray foam insulation keeps the air or wind from getting into the building.

Pole barns made of metal are known for conducting outdoor temperature quite easily and quickly. Metal pole barns are also known for having condensation on the roof’s underside. When warm, moist air rises within the pole barn and hits the cold metal surface of the barn, condensation forms. Condensation will start to drip on you and the contents of your building, which could include livestock, farm equipment, vehicles, valuables, and more. Besides being quite annoying, this condensation can oxidize your farm equipment, vehicles, and valuables. Depending on your roof type, in extreme cases it may also cause your roof to rust, which could result in a costly pole barn roof replacement.

At KC Spray Foam & Coatings, LLC, our insulation specialists install spray foam insulation on the roof’s underside to keep your roof’s metal surface warm, which ultimately prevents condensation from forming. An example of this is a plastic soda cup and a foam soda cup from a convenience store. If you fill up both cups with soda and ice and place them outside during the summer, which one gets condensation on the outside of the cup? The plastic cup, of course!

Besides preventing condensation within your pole barn, spray foam insulation can provide various other benefits to an owner. Whether you are looking to prevent condensation, protect your animals or livestock, increase feed conversion efficiency, reduce your energy bill, or avoid damage to your farm equipment, KC Spray Foam & Coatings’ insulation technicians can help you through our pole barn insulation.

Five Advantages of Pole Barn Spray Foam Insulation

1. Prevent Condensation

Spray foam insulation prevents condensation within your pole barn by keeping the inside surfaces of your barn warm. By keeping the inside of your barn warm, you ultimately deter the effect of warm air hitting a cold surface, which results in condensation.

2. Protect Farm Animals and Livestock

Pole barn spray foam insulation can help maintain cool temperatures in the heat of summer and maintain warm temperatures in the cold of winter. By installing pole barn insulation, you ultimately can protect your farm animals and livestock from the harsh Missouri and Kansas weather conditions, which can cause your animals to become sick.

3. Increase Feed Conversion Efficiency

By installing pole barn insulation, you ultimately are controlling the environment in which your animals and livestock live. Through the controlled environment you increase feed conversion efficiency because the animals will not be stressed from harsh weather conditions. Instead, your animals and livestock will feel comfortable and will grow efficiently.

4. Reduce Monthly Energy Bills

Insulating your pole barn effectively with spray foam insulation creates an airtight seal that ultimately reduces your costs spent on heating and cooling the building. If you’re looking to save on monthly energy bills, spray foam installation is a perfect fit for your pole barn.

5. Avoid Damage to Farm Equipment

By insulating your pole barn, you can help protect farm equipment and other valuables that are stored in your barn. Whether you are storing a John Deere tractor, a mower, antiques, or even a classic car, our pole barn insulation can prevent condensation from oxidizing and damaging your farm equipment and other valuables.

person applying spray foam to pole barn ceiling

FAQs About Pole Barn Spray Foam Insulation

In how many pole barns have you installed spray foam insulation?

Our insulation specialists have applied spray foam insulation in hundreds of pole barns across Kansas and Missouri.

Which type of spray foam is best for insulating a pole barn?

As an insultation contractor, we often get asked which type of spray foam insulation is best for insulating a pole barn. The answer is that both open cell and closed cell spray foam insulation work well when insulating a pole barn.

Open-cell spray foam works well when covered up behind steel sheeting or plywood to protect it. Closed-cell spray foam works well in high-moisture applications such as livestock buildings or truck washes. Our trained estimators and insulation experts can help you choose the correct spray foam insulation for your pole barn project depending on your building’s purpose and budget.

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