Protect Your Poultry House and Your Assets With Spray Foam Insulation
Controlling the temperatures within your poultry house is imperative. Learn how we can help with our agricultural spray foam insulation.
As a poultry producer, protecting your flock is a top priority. Weather extremes and pests present dangers that can have dire outcomes. While a poultry house itself provides some protection, the structures are often thinly constructed, are prone to infestation, and are drafty, allowing heat, cold and unwanted conditions to be present. Often producers turn to agricultural spray foam insulation as a measure to resolve some of these issues and protect their assets.
Spray Foam Insulation Protects Poultry Houses From Temperature Extremes
Controlling the temperatures within your poultry house is imperative. To prevent loss to some of your flock, the temperatures within the house shouldn’t get exceedingly hot or cold during summer and winter months. The curtains and roof of the barn are not typically airtight. Also, seemingly insignificant cracks and crevices may run the span of the structure and essentially be equivalent to a large opening letting air in or out.
As a preventative measure to protect against this, small farms and commercial poultry producers have turned to spray foam insulation. Chicken houses that have been treated with spray from insulation have seen an increase in static pressure that resulted in a significant reduction of heating costs.
Unlike other insulation methods, a professional spray foam applicator can install spray foam insulation by spraying the material directly onto the surfaces needing insulation. As the spray is applied, it hardens and adheres to the wall, sealing up cracks and leaks. This provides a temperature-controlled environment that ensures the chicken’s safety and survival. A poultry house that has spray foam insulation lends to better bird performance because of having more control over the flock’s environment.
Spray Foam Insulation Improves Structural Integrity of Poultry Houses
In areas affected by extreme weather, spray foam insulation may also serve to strengthen the integrity of the pole barn. Spray foam is typically applied in layers with varying strengths, for example, 2 lb/ft3 to start and followed by a layer of foam that is 10 lb/ft3. The foam hardens on the wall, helping it to better withstand high winds and other hazards affecting chicken houses.
Moisture presents another issue for producers. When temperatures drop, moisture can condense on the walls of the poultry house. To avoid this, spray foam insulation is applied to the walls of the chicken house, eliminating the problem.
Spray Foam Insulation Keeps Out Pests
Pests can also be a huge risk to a flock. A house that isn’t airtight can allow in rodents and invasive insects that can bring harm to chickens. As a precaution, installing spray foam to the poultry house can seal up holes that small vermin could ordinarily have been able to get through.
A chicken house is an investment worth protecting. Producers that choose professional spray foam insulation can see the benefits in the reduction in energy costs, increased bird performance, and preservation of their flocks. The insulation can last up to ten years, making this the best choice for protecting poultry production operations in Ramona California or any other Southern California city. To find out more, click here and get a quote!
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Vivian Black- at 2 years ago
I love that spray foam insulation makes the structural integrity of barns better. We just got into a rural lifestyle. This is important information. Thank you for this post.