Insulating your pole barn makes it a lot cheaper to heat the building. It also keeps the building a lot more comfortable when it comes time to actually work or play in there. But what type of insulation should you use? Spray foam insulation has a lot of great benefits, especially when used in pole barns, but it also has a few drawbacks you should consider as you weigh your options.
Pro: Spray foam is water-resistant.
When you're insulating an indoor-outdoor building like a pole barn, there is a greater likelihood that your insulation will, at some point, come into contact with water. A lot of insulation types absorb water and then start to mold once they get wet. But spray foam sheds water. It's basically waterproof, allowing water to roll right off its surface. As such, you don't have to worry about mold, musty odors, or replacing soggy insulation.
Con: Spray foam costs more.
Spray foam is one of the most expensive types of insulation. It also needs to be professionally installed by technicians who know how to use spray foam equipment. If you're on a tight budget when it comes to building and outfitting your pole barn, this insulation may not fit the bill.
Pro: Spray foam doesn't harbor insects or rodents.
It's not unusual for rodents and insects to find their way into a pole barn. If they find lots of soft fiberglass or cotton insulation inside, they'll build nests and stay a while! Thankfully, spray foam insulation does not attract or harbor insects or rodents. They can't tear into it to build nests or burrow. This means you should have fewer issues with infestations and less need for extermination services in your pole barn.
Con: You'll have to vacate the building for a few days.
After you have the pole barn insulated with spray foam, you'll need to stay out of the building for two or three days afterward. This gives the foam time to cure, and the odors time to dissipate. If you can't afford to not use your pole barn for a couple of days, then spray foam may not be the right insulation for you.
As long as you have the money to spend and don't mind a little downtime, spray foam insulation is a top choice for most pole barns. Contact a spray foam company in your area to get an estimate soon.
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