Installing Spray Foam Insulation In Your Barndominium
January 2, 2023
Barndominiums are on the rise for homeowners, providing spray foam insulation companies with a unique opportunity to expand their project expertise. Much like any home, barndominiums require insulation to regulate temperatures, and spray foam insulation is often the preferred solution with its many benefits.
What is a Barndominium?
We’re glad you asked! A barndominium is a combination of a barn and condominium, often combining a living area and a workshop, shed, or extra space for other hobbies you enjoy. The concept of a barndominium has been around for hundreds of years, however, the term “barndominium” surfaced in the late 1980s. The initial idea was for horse lovers to build a community around their pastures, with their home being on top of the full stable underneath, much like how country club homes are built around a golf course.
Today, most barndominiums are large, metal structures that are a great alternative to a traditional home for those who want to build their own home.
Benefits of Using Spray Foam Insulation for your Barndominium
Spray foam insulation provides many benefits, specifically for metal buildings like a barndominium. Metal buildings produce condensation, which then leads to mold growth, bacteria, and corrosion of the home's metal frame. Spray foam insulation protects your structure from these issues, creating a vapor barrier and sealing every crack and crevice, providing airtight insulation.
Barndominiums are designed with large, open floor plans and tall ceilings, making it hard to maintain temperatures in such a wide space. Spray foam insulation protects homeowners from inconsistent temperatures, allowing for lower heating and cooling costs.
There are two main types of spray foam insulation homeowners may choose from: open cell foam and closed cell foam insulation. Open cell foam is a softer, fluffier insulation, whereas closed cell foam takes on a stiffer consistency, which creates the airtight vapor barrier that is perfect for barndominium homeowners.
If you’re interested in installing spray foam insulation for your new barndominium home, Spray Foam Solutions provides a team of experts that will be sure to help you be on your way to building the barndominium of your dreams. Give us a call or visit our website to learn more.