Crawlspaces and masonry walls are some of the most overlooked, yet most important spaces to insulate in a home or building. Unprotected, uninsulated crawlspaces and exterior masonry walls tend to generate mold, mildew, and contribute to reduced air quality and temperature fluctuations. This is because of their proximity to the outdoors, the ground and exposure […]
Metal buildings are constructed from highly conductive sheet metal and are more difficult to insulate than other types of buildings. Applying just a conductive insulation alone like fiberglass batting or foam insulation can be problematic. Traditional Insulations features an R-Value. Any insulation that features just an R-Value is designed to cope with Conductive or Convective […]
My name is Perry Faulk Sr, I am the Agricultural Specialist for Innovative Insulation. I travel quite a bit across the country meeting customers and occasionally observing contractors installing our Bubble Insulation. We offer different versions of bubble insulations to fill different needs in the market. The two most common versions of bubble we see […]
Farmers who own metal buildings and pole barns can tell you that the two critical issues affecting metal structures are extreme temperature fluctuations and condensation. Although metal is a sturdy building material, its properties make it an extremely efficient heat conductor, making climate control inside the structure difficult. The vast temperature differential between the outside […]
To assist growers, we are sharing our “Topside Insulation Repair.” This repair seals up leaky drop ceilings from the top side of the insulation while improving the existing insulation’s thermal performance.
Summer conditions bring on the heat, yet we want to keep the extreme heat out of buildings. Radiant barriers are primarily installed to reduce summer heat gain and reduce cooling costs. But are they effective?
Due to the common occurrence of environmental stressors worldwide, many studies have investigated the detrimental effects of heat stress on poultry production. It has been shown that heat stress negatively affects the welfare and productivity of broilers and laying hens. However, further research is still needed to improve the knowledge of basic mechanisms associated with […]
The financial losses for US pig farmers incurred by heat stress in livestock are devastating and affect the entire pork industry. According to livestock consultant Steven Pollmann, PhD, heat stress costs the pig industry an estimated $900 million per year. Many animals, including pigs, lack the ability to sweat and are extremely vulnerable to high […]
Innovative Insulation Inc Introduces Ag-Barrier the newest evolution in barn & agricultural insulation Poultry Houses – Dairy Barns – Hog Barns – Stables Keeping farm animals and livestock warm in the winter and cool in the summer is of vital importance. Ag Barrier™ Radiant Barrier products’ flexibility and ease of installation makes it the farmer’s […]
Heat Stress & The Black-Globe Effect The University Of Minnesota partnered with the world’s largest producer of hogs recently concluded a multi-million-dollar study on heat stress and, its effects on Hog production. The study concluded that heat stress cost the hog industry approximately $900,000,000.00 a year. A little-known natural phenomenon called the “black-globe effect” has […]