Whether it’s your man cave, a workshop, second garage, or an extra storage space, you will need the best pole barn insulation to keep the space comfortable all year long.
The Best Pole Barn Insulation
There are a few options for insulating a pole barn and each comes with its very own set of pros and cons. The most popular insulation materials for a pole barn are spray foam, fiberglass, and foam board.
RetroFoam of Michigan specializes in one kind of insulation material – foam. Other contractors may offer a variety of insulation material options, but we know with our 15 years of experience that spray foam in the pole barn is the best way to go.
Insulating your pole barn with spray foam will ensure the structure lasts, and will also help regulate the temperature inside while saving you money on monthly energy bills.
Pole Barn Insulation Installation
When we insulate a pole barn, we spray either the walls, the underside of the roof, or both areas with spray foam. Foam insulation is a great insulator that will seal the building to reduce air leakage and will help the structure maintain a constant temperature all year long. It is especially beneficial as well to help reduce your energy bills if you heat and cool your building.
Open Cell vs Closed Cell Spray Foam Insulation
When insulating a pole barn either open cell or closed cell spray foam can be used on the walls and the roofdeck. Whether the walls will be exposed determines which kind of spray foam you will want to use.
If the walls of the pole barn will be exposed, then closed cell spray foam is the better option. Closed cell foam is denser and can withstand a blow from a tool or even a forklift.
If you plan to cover the walls of the pole barn, then you could use open cell spray foam. Open cell expands to do a better job of filling cracks and crevices, can offer the same air seal with better sound dampening qualities than closed cell spray foam.
The Roof Deck
To complete the air seal in the pole barn, we suggest spraying open cell spray foam insulation on the roof deck. If your roof should ever leak, open cell foam will not hold water so you will be able to find and fix leaks in a timely manner.
Pole Barn Spray Foam Insulation Cost
Pole barns come in a variety of shapes and sizes, which means the price range is very wide.
The projected cost to insulate a pole barn varies between $8,000 and $20,000 before discounts depending on the size of the structure and the area that needs to be insulated.
Additional Pole Barn Insulation Resources
- How Much Does Spray Foam Insulation Cost for a Pole Barn? (Prices/Rates/Factors)
- What is the Best Pole Barn Insulation? (Spray Foam vs Fiberglass vs Foam Board)
- Pole Barn Insulation Problems: 5 Issues to Keep an Eye Out For
“When it comes to completing your man cave, RetroFoam did me well.”
~David Bohnsack – Standish, MI
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Insulating your pole barn is a big decision, so that’s why we have created a comprehensive learning center to help in your quest for knowledge on all things foam insulation.
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