Why is Pole Barn Ventilation Important?
Improper ventilation makes it difficult to change the air conditions inside your pole barn. This means that if the air is humid, the humidity doesn't have anywhere to go. Excess humidity can damage equipment and cause shorts in electrical systems, as well as create unsafe working conditions when combined with high temperatures. If you live in a region that experiences high humidity, it is very important to have adequate pole barn ventilation.
Condensation occurs when warm, moist air comes into contact with cold surfaces. This is because warm air can hold more moisture than cold air. When warm air encounters cold surfaces in your pole barn, the air temperature is lowered and it cannot retain as much moisture. This moisture is released onto the surface, forming condensation. Proper ventilation helps keep the temperature in your pole barn stable, preventing condensation.
Ventilation is also important for the air quality inside your pole barn. Stale air develops when there isn't sufficient air flow, causing irritation to the eyes and throat. And without ventilation pole barns are subject to extreme temperature changes, becoming ovens in the summer and freezers in the winter.
Cupolas are the Perfect Pole Barn Ventilation
For larger barns we recommend using multiple cupolas, both for aesthetics and functionality. Multiple cupolas provide multiple ventilation points, allowing more moisture to escape and creating a more efficient air flow. For a balanced look, you can either use two cupolas of the same size on either end of the building, or two small cupolas on the end with a larger central cupola. You can see examples of our beautiful barn cupolas here!
If you need to improve your pole barn's ventilation, call our cupola specialists today at 866-400-1776!