Agricultural operators are no different than other businesses in that their goals are similar: to provide great products at a cost that will allow them to realize a profit. Reducing costs by installing spray foam insulation in barns and other farm buildings is one way to improve overall operating margins. Foam insulation helps to control moisture, improves air quality, reduces air infiltration, helps to maintain consistent indoor temperatures. It is also energy efficient and reduces energy costs each year throughout the lifetime of the product.
Medium density and high density foams are the most common spray insulation used in agricultural settings. Fruit and vegetable storage as well as dairies and other livestock buildings benefit from medium density foam to help lower energy costs, maintain more desirable temperatures and improve indoor air quality. High density foam is typically used in buildings where a stronger substance is needed that can hold up to kicking and pecking from animals. It is also a good option for adding structural strength to metal buildings because it fully adheres to the metal. Spray insulation can also be used on wood barns and fills in any cracks or crevices that might be present.
Another benefit of foam is that since it expands to fill in gaps and voids, rodents and pests no long have easy entry into farm buildings that are insulated with foam.