The page shows different ways of sealing your Poultry Houses either Broiler or Grower along with the benefits and advantages of doing so. The above pictures are of the sealing and finish of a three step process.
Sealing the seems in a Broiler House alone is good way to raise static pressure and also reduce heat loss a well as improving the litter conditions. Sealing all the seems at the footer either concrete or false footers in post frame construction will allow the floor to be drier and prevent condensation especially in dramatic temperature differences in winter time. Sealing done his way includes all of the seems at footer, tri ply and wall joint as well as all seems in the osb or plywood on solid wall Poultry Houses and can be done with exposed curtain openings to the inside by including the sealing around the curtains. The entire sealing process is accomplished by using Basf 10 lb. foam.
Sealing solid wall Poultry Houses that still have curtain openings exposed to the inside can add substantial fuel savings to your operation. The process or system is installed the same as seem sealing however the inside of the curtain openings is sealed with Basf 10lb. foam and then insulated with 2lb. closed cell foam to provide a layer of insulation at one inch. The 2lb. foam is then enclosed with a skim coat of Basf 10 lb. foam thus being protected from insect damage front and back giving you energy savings, better growing conditions and a insect resistant insulation system.
Solid wall insulating in Poultry Houses that have newer insulation can achieve a substantial energy reduction by using Basf 10 lb. foam on the entire Poultry House side walls and end walls. The system is installed by using Basf 10 lb. as a skim coat over the walls thus sealing the wall from all air leaks and protecting the existing insulation.
The most effective way to insulate Broiler Houses is with a three step system of sealing the seems with Basf 10lb. foam followed by a layer of 2 lb. closed cell foam at one inch the covered again by Basf 10 lb. foam. The system has resulted in fuel savings of 50% to 75% documented. Making the system cost-effective as to returning the investment and not to mention all the other benefits that are achieved.
Benefits of spray foam polyurethane insulation in Poultry Houses.
The fuel savings alone as stated before are 50% to 75% over conventional insulation and especially when the insulation has been in place for several years. We have found that the older the Poultry House the more benefit you receive from insulating. The insulation also strengthens the structure.
Static pressure is also raised when you insulating by sealing air leaks. Especially with Poultry Houses that have exposed curtain openings on the inside. The pressure is increased several points and again more so with the age of building.
Environmental concerns can also be improved especially with drier litter. Insulating not only makes conditions better in the Poultry House as to growing the Poultry also better if you save time with handling the litter by having drier litter with less run off from rain and from snow. Making your waterways safer and more in compliance and also giving you a better product if you choose to sell your litter to buyers by saving them time in handling and also spreading.
Insect resistance. The insulation systems of the types above have now been in use for over a year and some nearing seventeen months at the present. The insulation has no damage from insects at all. The insulation also does not attract the beetles to the walls thus keeping them closer to the floor for an improved insect program that will help you eliminate some spray needs and making you Poultry Houses more environmentally sound. The foams and systems on the market can not all make that claim. We can prove it.
Temperature control. Insulated Poultry Houses are cooler even on the hot summer days. Poultry Houses on the same farms uninsulated show and average inside wall temperature of 5 to 7 degrees higher. Example on a 90 plus degree day a Poultry House with metal solid sides has a surface temperature of around 130 plus degrees when exposed to direct sunlight in positioning of the complex on the farm. The same farms with uninsulated Poultry Houses has a 5 to 7 degree higher inside wall temperature even when turned away from the direct sunlight. Making insulation a year-long plus for your operation especially with longer grow outs and also when heavier birds are involved.
Broiler Houses that are newer or existing that have temperature problems as to floor conditions can eliminate these not only with insulating inside. The same can be done by insulating the foundation of your Broiler House on the outside. Winter temperatures can cause excessive condensation to occur leaving cold areas around the foundations and walls that cause problems for Poultry especially at beginning stages. Causing them to not to utilize space in the Poultry House and also causing you problems with litter and more work at clean out. the problem can be eliminated by insulating the outside foundation and then using a energy elastomeric coating or painting on the foundation to keep the insulation safe from the elements and also extend the life of it. The process is completed by spraying the correct amount of foam to your foundation for your area to the outside of your foundation, different areas have different needs as to temperature difference in winter months. The colder the area the more condensation you will likely have on the inside of your Poultry House when heating at critical early stages that not only effect you then however continues on until clean out and also litter to the fields. Agriculture Energy solutions can work with you as also Basf to find exactly the r factor you need to achieve the floor conditions you want if your insulation needs include better floor conditions. You can also add the foundation insulating with sealing your foundations on the inside to make your Poultry houses even more energy and environmentally sound.
Broiler Houses using the systems can also expect healthier birds, faster weight gain on less feed that means your Poultry will make you more money and your company more profitable.
A&D Construction Co. L.L.C. has the experience to this work for you in a timely matter knowing that days are important to you and your company’s bottom line. We know the best ways to insulate and prepare your Broiler Houses to make the transition from no insulation to energy and environmental soundness without you having to spend days cleaning up afterwards. Learned from experience and trying to make our business stand out from others.
A&D Construction Co. L.L.C. has worked and spoken with companies and growers in many states and looks forward to speaking with growers and companies in the future to improve what we do and the way we do it. Please send an email or call for any information that you want or schedule a time that we can speak with or show you at your farm the best ways to make your operation make you more money.