Agricultural Building Spray Foam Applications

Agricultural buildings come in all shapes and sizes with many uses. They usually have one thing in common - corrugated metal, cement fibre or asbestos roofs.

The roof and wall substrates often condensate in winter months and the external bolts that hold roofing sheets together can degrade, allowing moisture to penetrate the building.


Insulation

Condensation

When an agricultural building suffers from condensation, you may be impacted financially through stock damage and liability to personnel, equipment and furniture.

For property experiencing this problem an application of 15-20mm will resolve the issue and completely eliminate all future condensation.

Damage
Over time, roofs can start to degrade where cracks may appear or the bolts and gaskets that hold roofing sheets together start to fail.

50mm of Closed-cell spray foam offers a solution which helps to stabilise the roofing sheets by bonding all joints and seams to create a single membrane.

Replacement
We regularly come across such buildings where a pre-manufactured insulation, such as PIR, has been used and it’s always sad to see the costly impact when these solutions fail the test of time.

When the time comes to upgrade and replace existing insulation, a property survey will help us determine the options to create the most effective thermal envelope for the long term.

The Takeaway
Although cost should always be considered, the insulation choice that you make is imperative in achieving optimal performance. Agricultural buildings are rarely small in size and the disruption and downtime you might experience throughout the installation makes the choice of insulation an important factor.

It’s not just the performance of spray foam, it’s the speed of application that can truly help to minimalise down-time during install and this should help form a part of any cost-benefit analysis when selecting the right option for your property.

Open-Cell vs Closed-Cell
(In moisture rich environments)

Although we install both open and closed-cell products, not all spray foams are created equal, therefore we are always careful to respect the application uses for both products in achieving the correct install for your building.

Open Cell is a low density sponge like foam, making it an effective barrier against noise transmission and adds good thermal performance to a building. 

When used in areas that are susceptible to moisture intrusion, Open Cell foam will absorb this moisture which can create issues within the building or structure it is applied to.

To overcome this, we always recommend an application of Closed Cell foam for buildings that have metal, asbestos or cement roofs. These are commonly held together by bolts and gaskets, which when rusted or broken, act as the first entry point for moisture. 

Closed Cell is a high density rigid foam, that acts as a very good vapour barrier. It helps to bind all aspects of a roof substrate to prevent the degradation or loosening of bolt fixings and adds structural integrity.

As little as 25mm of Closed Cell insulation will eliminate condensation whilst an application of 50mm will provide exceptional thermal performance. Both depths offer strong adhesion to the substrate to future-proof its integrity.


The install team were conscientious and regularly checked with my client and my workers on site to ensure that they were happy with the progress of the install and the finished insulation product. Once complete, our client was delighted with how the structure looked and this was thanks for ThermoFoam’s careful and considered approach.

Mark Hall

Managing Director, FD Hall & Son Ltd


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No other Closed Cell foam offers comparative performance!

Spray foam insulation Southampton

Eliminates Condensation & Increases Thermal Performance

OR CALL 01208 832602 AND FIND OUT IF YOUR Agricultural Building IS SUITABLE FOR THERMOFOAM

YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED

We know this can be a difficult choice so we've listed the most popular questions we get asked

Does Spray Foam Take Long To Install?

Is Spray Foam Insulation a Fire Risk?

Will Spray Foam Stop My Roof From Leaking?

Is Spray Foam Toxic?

Spray foam insulation Southampton

Eliminates Condensation & Increases Thermal Performance

OR CALL 01208 832602 AND FIND OUT IF YOUR Agricultural Building IS SUITABLE FOR THERMOFOAM

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