Post frame buildings are great for a multitude of uses. This means you may have people working, supplies to store, or livestock living inside. As with a residence, ample insulation for post frame buildings controls the loss or gain of heat to help maintain temperatures, provide comfort, and reduce energy costs.
Should you use spray foam vs regular insulation for your post frame building? One of the proven benefits of a modern post frame building is how energy efficient it can be. This is due to a more uniform insulation application throughout the walls and ceiling. The uniformity is possible due to the relatively large distances between the vertical wooden columns. This offers fewer interrupted “breaks” that allow energy to escape.
Once the post frame walls and trusses are in place, adding the roofing material and insulation is next. Consider the weather and temperature extremes, energy conservation, and aesthetics when you’re choosing materials for the building. Selecting the right roofing material to complement the siding and match your budget is a significant decision.
And, depending on the prevailing weather conditions and planned use for the building, insulation considerations are just as important. Continue reading