TNT Insulation, LLC 1223 West Main Street, Sun Prairie, WI 53590.
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Call us at: 608.445.8970
Where / who could use our services?
What products are available for Agricultural Use?
At TNT Insulation, we use only the best insulation products. We use
2 lb. polyurethane and 10 lb. polyurethane (a.k.a. poultry foam due to its dark color and impact resistant properties), closed cell, spray foam insulation by Gaco Western, and borax treated cellulose insulation by Champion Insulation (which serves as a non-corrosive fire retardant and a pest deterrent!).
Looking for something else? TNT Insulation also installs Syseal Fabric for Agricultural Buildings. This combination of a vapor barrier plus fiberglass insulation system can be installed on refurbished buildings as an alternative to spray foam insulation.
All products are safe, and environmentally friendly!
What problems are we solving?
Reducing stress on livestock
One of the main benefits of proper insulation selection and installation is reduced stress on livestock. We all know that barns can get extremely hot! Livestock stuck inside of an overheated building due to excessive thermal/solar (heat) gain could suffer from heat stress and/or stroke which is potentially fatal.
Therefore, choosing proper insulation methods, accompanied by efficient ventilation systems is the key to livestock comfort.
For example, increasing milk production typically means keeping cows clean, dry, and comfortable. When cows are comfortable, they produce more milk and stay healthier cutting down on diseases and all the costs associated with them.
One other/added benefit of insulation and cow comfort is cow breeding. Typically breeding season slows down in July and August (when temperatures turn their hottest), and cows become lazy. If you can control their climate better, you can continue breeding calves, which in turn keeps milk production at its peak, and your herd at its healthiest levels.
Improving your bottom line
How are we doing this? Whether you farm crops or raise livestock, at the end of the day, protecting your end product is crucial to the survival of your business. There is nothing worse than having to dispose of product (profit!) at the end of the season, right before next years planting season, just because the metal ceiling on your building decided to start sweating, and "raining" down on the product. Ruining product right before sending to market and disrupting your cash flow, at the time when you're most susceptible to cash flow difficulties, can be devastating.
By properly insulating these buildings, you can keep the product (profit) that you spent all year working hard for, and have that extra money for more important things. Just think, this is a problem that you've experienced year after year, and correcting it now, would mean it would pay for itself in a couple of years, and then it's extra money in YOUR pocket, year after year!
Livestock is the most vulnerable prior to, during, and post birthing. Sealing up these buildings to better control the indoor environment by reducing cold drafts, and increased temperatures results in a higher survival rate of newborns.
Some birthing barns are temperature controlled, meaning higher operating costs can be expected. The only way to offset the costs of being temperature controlled, are by having a low mortality rate, and an energy efficient building.
In temperature controlled birthing barns these newborns will be healthier, requiring less veterinarian care, and in return cost less to raise than animals born in inclement conditions.
Improving Energy Efficiency
Improving energy efficiency doesn't necessarily mean heating and cooling, even though that is a possibility. Most livestock barns are neither heated nor cooled. But each and every barn does have fans installed to move air, improve condensation issues, and indoor air quality issues. By being able to control the condensation issues properly, using proper insulation methods these fans can be turned off, saving a huge electrical demand.
Every farm/storage facility has/will have bulk moistures which will, at one time or another, result in condensation issues, which is a direct result of improper insulation practices. Whether it be disposing of spoiled goods due to seasonal changes, increased diseases/illnesses which result in increased veterinarian bills, or rusting of the metal roofing causing staining and premature roof failure. This condensation affects your bottom line, which means less profits for you. Controlling condensation by proper insulation and air sealing practices is the key.
Indoor air quality
By properly insulating your building, we are improving your indoor air quality. By reducing condensation and air sealing, we are allowing your ventilation systems to effectively move the air that they are designed to move. Proper ventilation means that air is actually being exchanged, and not mixed in, which reduces air borne contaminants.
The installation of proper insulation materials will increase durability, improve the air quality, and energy efficiency of the buildings in which it is installed. This means higher profits and sustainability to those who are willing to invest.