“Due to COVID-19, I converted my pole barn in Corpus Christi into a home office. I love the workspace and don’t plan to return to an office. What’s the best way to insulate a pole barn?” –Dan in Corpus Christi
When it comes to insulating a pole barn, you have some options. Naturally, the fewer obstructions you have within your wall cavities, the more effective your Corpus Christi insulation will be. Anything in your walls, aside from insulation, acts as a bridge, and heat and cold will use that bridge to travel through your walls. Ideally, your pole barn will have studs that are spaced 8 to 10 feet apart, which will allow for more effective insulation to keep your energy costs low.
When it comes to selecting the type of insulation you want to use in your pole barn, the three most common choices are fiberglass, foam or cellulose insulation. Here’s some information to help you decide which option best suits your needs and budget:
- Fiberglass Insulation: Fiberglass is the most commonly used type of insulation because it is lightweight and has a low upfront cost. Fiberglass is available in rolls, batts, or loose-fill for blown-in applications. Rolled or batt insulation is relatively simple to install, but blown insulation requires special skills and equipment.
- Spray Foam Insulation: Spray foam provides exceptional insulation in a pole barn, but it is expensive and must be installed by a professional.
- Cellulose Insulation: Typically found in attics, this blown insulation is commonly made up of renewable materials and has a slightly higher R-value than blown fiberglass.
If you need help insulating your home or an outbuilding on your property, IBP San Antonio can help. Contact us at 210-201-1366 today.