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The Benefits of Using Insulation to Heat Your Greenhouse

May 31, 2024

The Benefits of Using Insulation to Heat Your Greenhouse

Shannon Walker

Greenhouse owners can benefit from enhancing insulation and reducing heat loss from fall through spring by adding spray foam insulation to the lower walls of their Yoderbilt greenhouse. This simple, cost-effective method significantly improves your greenhouse’s thermal efficiency, helping your plants stay healthy even during the coldest months.

Exterior shot of a 12x12 Yoderbilt Legacy Greenhouse.

What is Spray Foam Insulation?

Spray polyurethane foam (SPF) is a spray-applied plastic that creates a continuous insulation and air-sealing barrier on walls, roofs, corners, and other surfaces. Renowned for its exceptional ability to resist heat transfer, SPF insulation effectively reduces unwanted air infiltration, providing a highly efficient solution for maintaining a controlled indoor environment. The benefits are numerous, but here are a few we will highlight.

1. Improved Thermal Efficiency

Spray foam insulation excels at reducing heat transfer. Installing spray foam insulation on your greenhouse's lower walls creates a barrier that helps retain heat. Installing foam insulation on your greenhouse's lower walls creates a barrier that helps retain heat. This means your greenhouse will stay warmer, reducing the need for additional heating and reducing energy costs.

2. Cost-Effective Solution

It provides immediate improvements in temperature regulation, making it a budget-friendly option for gardeners looking to winterize their greenhouses. The initial investment in foam insulation quickly pays off by reducing the need for supplemental heating, thus lowering energy bills.

3. Moisture Resistance

One of the key advantages of foam insulation is its moisture resistance compared to other methods of insulation. Foam insulation acts as a barrier and creates a more stable and controlled climate for plant growth. It is an excellent choice for any gardener looking to winterize their greenhouse effectively.

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4. Enhanced Plant Health

Keeping the root zone warm is essential for plant health during winter. Insulating the lower walls helps maintain a stable temperature at the base of your plants, promoting healthier root development and overall vitality. This creates a more stable and nurturing environment for your plants to grow.

Additional Tips

Combine with Other Insulation Methods: For maximum efficiency, consider combining foam insulation with other methods, such as bubble wrap or thermal curtains, for the upper parts of your greenhouse.

Adding spray foam insulation to the lower walls of your greenhouse is a smart, efficient way to help keep it warm during the winter. This simple upgrade can lead to significant energy savings, improved plant health, and a more stable growing environment. With the right materials and proper installation, you can ensure your greenhouse remains a cozy haven for your plants throughout the colder months. Invest in foam insulation today and enjoy the benefits of a warm, thriving greenhouse all winter long.

As optional add-ons, Yoderbilt offers professional spray foam installation services to ensure your greenhouse is well-insulated and energy-efficient. Additionally, a complete trim-out option is available, allowing you to customize and enhance the appearance and functionality of your greenhouse.

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Insulation 50% OFF

From June 1 through June 30, you can get our Spray Foam Insulation package at 50% off with the purchase of a Yoderbilt Legacy greenhouse.

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