Is Your Animal Pole Barn Ventilated Properly?

Animal Pole Barn VentilationProperly ventilating your animal pole barn is essential for preserving indoor air quality. In turn, this ensures the health and long life of your animals. There are three types of ventilation for pole buildings:

Natural Ventilation

As suggested in its name, natural ventilation relies on natural vents. There is no use of mechanical supplements like fans. This also makes it an affordable option. Natural ventilation is especially common here in Washington where summers are fairly mild.

While sole reliance on natural ventilation does make for a cold barn in the winter, you can keep the interior warm by installing insulation. Ventilation can also be improved by keeping doors and windows opened. We also recommend installing ridge ventilation, which allows air to exit via natural convection.

Power Ventilation

Power ventilation is more expensive. The payback, however, means more control over ventilation and indoor air quality. You can adjust the fans to reduce temperatures and humidity. Power ventilation is usually controlled using tunnel ventilation that operates via thermostat and timing controls. Mechanically-operated intake shutters are also used.

Power ventilation may also be powered by intermittent baffles. This improves the tunnel-ventilated building by keeping the air low where it will keep the animals cool.

Hybrid Ventilation

Hybrid ventilation is self-explanatory. It uses both natural and power ventilation. With this model, power ventilation is used during the summer, while natural ventilation is used the rest of the year.

We’ll Add Optimal Ventilation for Your Animal Pole Barn

Your animals and livestock are the lifeblood of your business. Contact C & S Construction to build a barn that will ensure the flow of clean and cool air at all times. This goes for all structures from steel barns to fabric-covered buildings. A well-ventilated animal pole barn will keep your animals healthy and happy, so call C & S Construction today!

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