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The Best Pole Building Insulation Options to Reduce Cool Air and Heat Loss

The pole barn design originated in the 1930’s using rounded utility poles for the erection of horse barns and agricultural buildings. Today we have several uses for pole building structures. Modern day pole barns use post frame construction that can be quickly and easily erected. Proper insulation: is important to regulate indoor temperatures allowing for the comfort of people or the animals it houses. When housing animals in your pole building structure, temperature control is important to animal fertility and productivity. Adequate insulation is also important to the longevity of your building.

Facing Options to Cover Insulation

Insulation works by controlling heat flow. Heat naturally flows from a warmer space to a cooler space. During winter months, heat moves from all heated spaces to the outdoors and to any adjoining unheated space. During summer months, heat flows from the outdoors to the indoors. Heat flows due to conduction,  convection, and radiation. Proper insulation decreases heat loss by providing a resistance to heat flow. Insulation limits air movement. Still air works as an insulator because it eliminates convection or the movement of hot and cold air and it has a low conduction by minimizing how heat is transferred.

Reflective insulation facing options reduce the transfer of heat through radiation by reducing heat loss through a radiant barrier. Blanket insulation is an easy and inexpensive method for pole barn insulation  because of their simplistic construction. Blankets come in batts or rolls in standard sizes making it easy to fit securely between wood framing. Blankets are very flexible products made from mineral fibers and are available with a vapor retarder facing or radiant backings. Blankets are also easily cut and trimmed to fit non standard joist spacing, trim to fit around windows, doors, or corners, and where wires, electrical boxes, or piping may be present  or combine with another form of insulation for increased efficiency. Steel building insulation has professionals readily available to help with all of your insulation questions for the best results in pole barn insulation. Visit our online quote center for an easy instant price estimate for completion the of your project.

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Insulating is all about the payback!


Ask yourself these questions:

If the cost of re-insulating your metal building were free, would you do it?
What if it paid you money back?

Installing an effective fiberglass insulation system in your new or existing metal building may do just that.

With a minimal initial expenditure – a large portion of which may be tax deductible – you can create immediate and longterm reductions to energy costs, essentially putting more money back into your pocket.

. “It’s all about the cost of ownership, comfort of employees and payback of the initial investment through the savings of energy costs,” argues Danny (Building Outlet Corp. – CEO). “The initial cost will be absorbed by the immediate reduction in energy bills. In fact, some building owners have reported a 50% savings in energy costs and a complete payback within two years, making re-insulating the easiest business decision one could make.”The “Green” of Fiberglass Insulation In a time when energy prices are at historical highs and other energy-efficient, environmentally conscious “green” products are priced at a premium, fiberglass insulation prices have remained consistent and affordable. In Danny’s experience, fiberglass insulation is the only green product that pays for itself in a short time, an energy management strategy “that is simple to implement and easy to maintain.”

Although many people may not think of fiberglass insulation as a green product, it has been, in fact, a green product before products were categorized as “green”. Composed of natural ingredients such as sand and recycled glass products, fiberglass insulation has been an effective insulator since the 1930s, drastically reducing overall energy consumption, cutting demand on power plants and the air pollutants they produce as by-products.

Modern advances in the science of fiberglass insulation since the 1930s, in addition to available upgrades to increase durability and strength, provide time-tested yet technologically advanced products for maximum energy efficiency. The available combinations of customizable products are immense, able to suit any building owner’s distinct needs.

Determining the Right Product

Fiberglass metal building insulation is engineered to meet the unique thermal and acoustical requirements of today’s metal building designers, the ease-of-application needs of builders, plus the cost-control needs of building owners,” states Danny. By determining the right product at the right thickness, or R-Value, builders can create customized insulation that supplies the aforementioned energy savings, in addition to increasing the comfort and safety of a structure through humidity and condensation control and lighting efficiency.

For example, when equipped with a laminated vinyl/polypropylene vapor retardant known as facing, quality fiberglass insulation prevents condensation and mold, allowing for better climate control and a safer interior environment. Facing materials also provide bright, reflective wall and ceiling treatments to increase lighting efficiency and safety, reducing energy bills and costs for additional lighting fixtures. Additionally, reflective fiberglass insulation is designed and manufactured to meet stringent requirements for strength, durability and permeability, and is UL-rated, reducing potential fire damage. High-quality insulation can also contribute to pest control and will produce a better audio environment through sound absorption.

It’s your decision. You can either continue to pay exponentially higher energy costs, drastically alter the comfort level inside your building, or have your building evaluated for ways to increase energy efficiency. Take the steps that will benefit you and your immediate environment. Reduce your carbon footprint and your energy costs by properly insulating your metal structure.


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