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Insulating A Pole Building With South Central Services: What To Expect

July 5th, 2024 | 2 min read

By Kilian Agha

What would hiring a professional spray foam contractor to insulate your pole building look like? Walk through the step-by-step process of working with our team at South Central Services.

Step 1: You Prep Your Pole Building For Insulation.

Many pole building insulation jobs are for brand-new constructions. However, others are actively using their structure as a garage or workspace. Any personal belongings inside the pole building should be moved outside.

If, for some reason, your belongings cannot be moved from the pole building, push them to the center of the room. There must be a minimum of 5 feet of space between the walls and your belongings. Otherwise, our team will not have the necessary access to insulate your walls.

Step 2: We Arrive With Our Insulation Rig.

On the day your work is scheduled, our team of two or three will arrive on-site in our rig. Our rigs are self-sufficient, so we will not need to hook up to any power on location. We’ll park the rig either on your property or along the road: wherever we can easily get to your pole building.

The interior of South Central Services' blown-in cellulose insulation rig.

Step 3: You Leave Your Pole Building.

Whatever you use your pole building for, you can’t use it while we are insulating it. You’ll need to return to your home and stay inside for the duration of our installation.

Step 4: We Prep Your Pole Building For Insulation.

Once our team has arrived, we prepare your pole building for its insulation.

We cover any surfaces that should not receive any overspray. This includes the floors, garage doors, garage door tracks, and your belongings.

The metal of a pole building wrapped in plastic to protect from spray foam overspray.

If there is any existing insulation in the pole building, we will remove it before we spray. We’ll also set up ventilation in the building by opening the door.

Step 5: We Install Your Insulation.

Our crew begins spraying after your pole building is ready to be insulated. For some pole buildings, we spray both the walls and the roof with closed cell spray foam. For others, we insulate the walls with spray foam and the ceiling with blown-in insulation.

A metal building insulated with closed cell spray foam on the walls and ceiling.

Depending on which insulations you choose and the size of your pole building, the insulation can take one or more days to install.

Step 6: We Clean Up.

After your pole building is insulated, we clean up. We remove any of the covers we placed during prep. Our goal is always to leave spaces better than we found them, so there will be no surprise overspray or mess left behind.

Step 7: You Return To Your Pole Building.

You can return to the building anywhere from 6 to 24 hours later, depending on how ventilated the job was during installation. For many pole buildings, the wide open doors allow for excellent ventilation, which makes the waiting period shorter.

The shop at South Central Services in Greencastle, Pennsylvania.

Our team will let you know how long it will be until you can resume the functionality of the space.

Ready To Start The Pole Building Insulation Process With Us?

If you’re ready to insulate your pole building with our crew from South Central Services, the next step is to request your free quote and site visit. We will visit your pole building to discuss your best insulation options.

We service areas in southern Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia.

Kilian Agha

Kilian has co-owned and operated South Central Services for 8 years. He is passionate about community involvement. In his spare time, he enjoys being with his family, playing ice hockey, and going fishing with friends.