Invest in your business and save monthly heating costs.
In the long run, spray foam is both better and cheaper for a heated barn. Seems like a fairy tale doesn’t it?
For the poultry industry, barns are maintained at 93-94 degrees F when the chicks are placed, dropping to 73-75 F as the birds age. When you heat a standard 200’x40′ barn to that temperature, keeping heat in is vital to keeping overhead low and profitability up.
Take this case study for instance. A broiler barn in Abbotsford was built in a few years ago with the above measurements. The walls were insulated with R20 2lb spray foam. The attic perimeter was sealed at the wall plates with 2lb spray foam as well, and the standard R40 fiberglass was blown in the balance of the attic. An identical barn was built a few years prior, using an alternative insulation into the wall cavities and R40 fiberglass blown in the attic. The farmers compared their heating bills after one year of operation. The barn with the spray foam cost $4,000 less than the prior year in heating bills. The cost to install the insulation in the first barn was $18,000 more. That means in 4.5 years, the farmer who invested more, was in the black and making money on his investment for the lifetime of the barn. Even if that barn only lasts 20 years, and Fortis and BC Hydro don’t raise their rates, that farmer will put $66,000 into his pocket over that span.
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