The building envelope (or shell) consists of materials that separate the outside from the inside. It determines the amount of heating, cooling, and lighting resources a post frame structure will utilize.
In post frame construction, insulation is your primary defense against heat loss through the building envelope. The cost may seem daunting, but insulating your pole barn is an investment on its own.
Once you understand the building envelope and its components, we'll discuss the best ways to heat your pole barn. Some utility companies offer rebates for using high-efficiency systems.