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Pole Barn Spray Foam Insulation

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Spray Foam Insulation Helps Create the Pole Barn You’ve Been Dreaming Of

Do you dread working in your pole barn in the extreme Michigan temperatures? Whether it’s your man cave, a workshop, a second garage, or extra storage, we help homeowners take back control of the comfort and energy efficiency of their pole barns, metal buildings, and garages.

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The Right Pole Barn Insulation Makes All the Difference

Comfortable Work Space

Foam insulation provides the necessary air seal to keep indoor temperatures consistent and regulated all year-round so you're comfortable while you work.

Reduced Energy Bills

Keeping the conditioned air in and the outside air out is more energy-efficient and lets you spend more money on the things you love.

Avoid Future Headaches

Condensation, moisture, and wood rot are major problems you won’t have to worry about with the proper insulation in your pole barn.

A Better Pole Barn is Right Around the Corner

Spray foam insulation is the best choice for keeping a consistent temperature, controlling energy costs, and preventing future problems in pole barns.


Insulating Your Pole Barn With RetroFoam of Michigan

We’ve been insulating pole barns across Michigan’s lower peninsula for the past 15 years.

After scheduling your free estimate, we’ll learn about your dreams for your pole barn and if you plan on leaving the walls exposed or finishing with drywall. We’ll discuss open and closed cell spray foam and what makes sense for your project.

Insulating the Pole Barn Walls

If the walls of the pole barn will be exposed, then closed cell spray foam is the better option. Closed cell foam is denser and can withstand a blow from a tool or even a forklift.

If you plan to cover the walls of the pole barn, then you could use open cell spray foam. Open cell expands to do a better job of filling cracks and crevices. It also offers the same air seal with better sound dampening qualities than closed cell spray foam.

Insulating the Pole Barn Roof Deck

To complete the air seal in the pole barn, we suggest spraying open cell spray foam insulation on the roof deck. If your roof should ever leak, open cell foam will not hold water so you will be able to find and fix leaks in a timely manner.

Our Start to Finish Process

  • Scheduling a Free Estimate
  • Creating a Personalized Plan for Your Project
  • Schedule, Prep, and Install your Insulation
  • Follow Up and Warranty

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"Extremely professional, on time, quick with clean up and very organized.”

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You probably have a lot of questions about insulating your pole barn, and luckily we have a lot of answers. Check out these FAQs and their answers to get the answers you're seeking.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How does spray foam compare in price to fiberglass insulation?

Spray foam insulation is about two to three times more expensive than fiberglass but creates an air seal that works to regulate the temperature in the pole barn. Fiberglass allows for air leakage, which will lead to higher monthly energy bills as well as an uncomfortable workspace. Learn more.

Is open cell or closed cell spray foam better to use in a pole barn?

It really depends on whether the walls of your pole barn will be exposed or not. Open cell is great if you plan to put up drywall, while closed cell is a better fit because it is denser if the walls will be exposed. Learn more.

Will spray foam rust my metal pole barn?

Spray foam itself in most cases won’t rust the metal. We use premium spray foam, so it won’t cause damage to your metal building. Learn more.

How long does it take to insulate a pole barn?

The size of the structure really determines the amount of time it takes to insulate it. A large structure could take two days or two crews just one day. Learn more.

Can just the ceiling or just the walls of the pole barn be insulated?

It’s your pole barn, so you can have it insulated any way you want. That being said, if you are looking to create an air seal, you’ll eventually have to do both. Learn more.

How does spray foam insulation work for sound deadening?

Open cell spray foam is great for sound deadening. It won’t soundproof the building, but it will work to reduce the sound transmission. Learn more.

Will spray foam adhere to the metal in my pole barn?

Yes, it will. The only time spray foam has an issue sticking to metal is if there is a buildup of condensation. Learn more.

Who is spray foam insulation good for?

Just like any insulation material, spray foam has its pros and cons, but honestly, the only con when it comes to the pole barn would be the price. Spray foam really is the best option, as it helps maintain a constant temperature in the pole barn, prevents moisture issues, closed cell is durable, and it doesn't need to be replaced or maintained like fiberglass or cellulose. Learn more.

How does spray foam insulation work?

Spray foam insulation creates an air seal, as well as thermal resistance. This means the foam won't allow for air movement or heat transfer through it.

What is the install process for pole barns?

If you have any large items in the pole barn, like boats or cars, you'll want to get them moved out before your scheduled installation. When the crews arrive, they will cover any other items in the pole barn with plastic. Once the foam is sprayed, the crew will clean up everything, leaving your pole barn looking pristine.

Will closed cell spray foam add structural integrity to my pole barn?

Closed cell spray foam is durable, so it can add some structural integrity, but not enough to protect the building if say a tree fell on it.

Do you have to spray the foam directly on the metal of the pole barn?

Yes, we always spray directly onto the metal. If plastic is put over the metal first, this creates an air pocket that can lead to moisture and then rust. Spraying directly onto the metal avoids this problem. If you have to remove a section of the metal, we can always come out to do a touch up in that spot for little to no cost to you.

Can the pole barn overhead door also be sprayed?

The door can definitely be sprayed with foam. The type of spray foam used will completely depend on the design of the door.

How should the pole barn be vented?

The pole barn definitely needs ventilation. A mechanical vent is the best option as it has an intake on one side of the barn and exhaust on the other, with a switch to turn it off and on.

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