While the spray polyurethane foam (SPF) industry has grown in leaps and bounds over the course of just a few years, most people think about SPF as an insulation used primarily in new home construction, commercial buildings and roofing. Its capability to ward off moisture and keep homes cool in the summer and warm in the winter has made it the choice insulation type by builders and contractors everywhere.
But SPF has applications far beyond homes and commercial buildings. Spray foam is now being used by a diverse number of industries. Farmers and ranchers have begun to see how SPF can drastically change their operations as well.
And that’s why Profoam, one of the nation’s leading providers of spray polyurethane foam (SPF) products and services, takes agricultural SPF insulation very seriously.
How do farmers and ranchers use SPF?
Spray foam’s most obvious agricultural application extends its traditional use in dwellings to keep barns, farrowing houses, poultry houses and other farm buildings warm in the winter to protect animals from cold weather in northern climates. But it’s not just used for cold weather. Farm buildings, like houses, can get life-threatening hot in the summer as well, and SPF keeps out the blazing hot sun and cuts down or eliminates the need to provide cooling for those same structures in summer.