Insulation for metal horse barn
I “inherited” an MD BarnMaster metal barn built in 1999. I’d like to insulate and Bayseal Closed Cell Foam has been recommended by several companies.
There are air gaps throughout the barn, mostly where the roof meets the frame, where moisture gets in. Some have been filled with bat insulation or spray foam (out of a can bought at Home Depot).
I have 2 questions:
1) Would prep work to fill those gaps be needed BEFORE the Spray foam is applied? My concern is the moisture would “eat away” at the spray foam over time and rain down toxic dust on my livestock,.
2) I have read about the off gassing/poorly applied Spray Foam issue on this site and would like to know IF one had a badly done Spray Foam job what the procedure a company might take to remediate it? Would the building need to be condemned?
Thank you for any/all answers. This is a great resource – thank you!
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