Insulating Pole Barns During Construction or Retro-fit Pole Building InsulationIf you are determining how to insulate a pole barn, know that this pole barn insulation can be installed before or after the steel roof is installed. Obviously, it is easier to install pole building insulation with bubble insulation before the metal roof is in place. Your contract can simply roll the foil insulation from top to bottom, allowing it to drape slightly between the roof purlins. This approach will create a natural airspace allowing for the pole barn insulation to its maximum ability.
Existing structures can benefit from this insulation for pole barns and condensation barrier by retrofitting it. Attach the reflective foil pole building insulation to the bottom chord of the trusses to create a thermal barrier between the attic area and the working space below. Insulating pole barns means reflecting 97% of the heat back at the source. EcoFoil has several sizes of pole barn insulation for sale. Depending on your preference you can buy white bubble insulation for a clean look or use the foil/foil bubble insulation.
IMPORTANT: Remember to allow air space when going over purlins during pole barn insulation installation. The air space between the metal and the radiant barrier is necessary for maximum effectiveness of blocking the transfer of radiant heat.
Check out this video on Pole Barn Roof Insulation for more information:
Pole Barn Roof Insulation Installation InstructionsNew Roof Installation Instructions (PDF, 54 KB)
Retrofit Roof Installation Instructions (PDF, 60 KB)