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February 20, 2017 @ 11:52am

Between fiberglass, cellulose, and foam, there are numerous ways to insulate a post-frame building. But how to insulate a pole barn based on your needs is the key. Here are five tips on how to insulate a pole barn to best fit your needs.

Whether you are building a garage to store your tractor, or constructing a small “man cave” in your backyard, how you prevent unwanted air movement into and out of your building is an important consideration.

After all, the decision will dictate the heating and cooling characteristics, noise levels, and the type of ventilation in your building.

Insulation is important because it separates indoor and outdoor elements. Keeping the heat out when it is hot — and in when it is cold — is what keeps you comfortable in your home, and saves you cash.

Uncontrolled air flow can create moisture and condensation. Over time, it can cause deterioration. It can damage valuables stored inside, too, by causing rust, mold, and mildew.

Before we offer our tips on insulating a pole barn building, here are two key attributes of insulation:

Pole Barn Insulation Thickness

One or two inches

One or two-inch insulation can be placed on the exterior of the building, underneath the steel. It ranges from R-5 to an R-16 value, depending on the type.

R values indicate the insulative properties of the material used. The h

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