storage rooms for vegetables and fruit – refrigerating rooms – livestock facilities, e.g. thermal insulation of a chicken coop
Sprayed closed-cell foam provides additional firmness to the structure. It is resistant to movements caused by wind influencing the building’s structure. Therefore, the material with closed cells is a wind barrier and vapourproof insulation. The sprayed foam applied in thermal insulation, is getting on popularity in Poland. Within recent several years especially among owners of livestock facilities: chicken coops, piggeries, barns, stables, as well as farming objects: refrigerating rooms, storage rooms for vegetables and fruits. Why? Because they are the ones looking for energetic efficiency (refrigerating and heating) and easy ways to maintain hygiene in a building with installed insulation (cleanliness). There are no better materials for thermal insulation of old halls, modernization of halls, chicken coops, buildings from hollow blocks, for storage or refrigerating rooms. Characteristics of spraying/applying and closed-cells of the PUR foam eliminate any imperfections in construction partitions, such as: holes, cracks or losses in insulation materials – especially noticeable in chicken coops or refrigerating rooms, where the insulation material is oxidized or damaged by rodents. Polyurethane foam guarantees a quick return on investment. But keep it in mind – the final result depends on who installs the product.
A doubtless advantage brought by sprayed insulation from rigid polyurethane foam is tightness of the insulation layer. When it comes to insulation of storage chambers and refrigerating rooms, our company uses rigid polyurethane foam, characterized with z closed-cell structure, what means that gases are incapable of permeating freely through the polyurethane foam structure (application example – gastight cooling rooms). Although there is some degradation related to material aging, as in any kind of material, still if insulation of proper thickness is applied, it may be assumed that such a layer poses a durable and effective barrier for gases. According to our experience, a sufficient thickness level is 50mm, thus our company applies at least 50 mm-thick gastight foam layers in chambers.
INSULATION OF LIVESTOCK FACILITIES – e.g. THERMAL INSULATION OF A CHICKEN COOP
As estimated by experts, about 40% of energy losses from livestock facilities, among others, chicken coops, gooseries, turkey coops, result from wind flow. It is especially visible between styrofoam roof slabs of a livestock facility, connections between roofs and knee walls, areas of fans, deflectors, fittings of lightning, flashing.
A traditional 50mm or 60mm layer of polyurethane foam is stiff, filled with small particles with gas, which has qualities similar to that applied in house windows. It first of all stops infiltration of air. Sprayed insulation with polyurethane foam allow to avoid thermal bridges thanks to the application method. Sprayed foam is an effective method of stopping gases and smells – especially desirable in refrigerating rooms and storage rooms for vegetables and fruit.