Grow tent insulation can be important for indoor growers. Especially if controlling temperatures inside the grow room is difficult. Insulation can make a huge difference in heat or cold, getting in or out of the grow room.
Having a well insulated grow area will reduce energy bills. Maintaining temperatures can be a very costly part of growing weed indoors. Any saving you can make is worth it. If you’re constantly trying to heat your grow tent, or keep it cool in the summertime, Insulation will be a good investment.
There are many different types of insulation you can choose from. But of course, the more hi tech you get, the more it will cost. take a look at some of the suggestion below.
Using Rock for Grow Tent Insulation
Rockwool is an oldie when it comes to insulation. It is usually used for walls and to a lofts areas in homes. Rock woll can easily irritate the skin, and if you use it you should wear gloves and a mask.
There are versions of rockwool that come lined on both sides in plastic. But this is extremely expensive.
Polyfoam for Insulating a Grow Tent
Usually used for under floor insulation, It can be used as a protective wrap around a grow room. This is probably the cheapest option because, but does not work as effectively as rockwool.
Perfect for use as a floor sheet for your grow tent, as it works well in keeping the cold out. You can also place many layer on top of each other for extra insulation if needed.
Using Expanding foam for Insulation:
Expanding foam is also a cheap option if growing in a shed. Just spray expanding foam it onto the walls surrounding the area the tent in nestled into. This will keep most of the tent warm but may leave parts exposed. It will work well in conjunction with other methods, so I am in favor of this type of insulation .
Perfect if you are building your own grow room for growing cannabis indoors.
Bubble Foil for Grow Room Insulation
Thermal bubble roll is by far the best in my opinion. But it is also the most expensive when it comes to any of the insulation covered in this article. But when you compare the electricity savings, it is a good investment.
Thermal bubble foil is probably the easiest to deal with when it comes to installing it. It comes in various size rolls and is, light thin and durable. It can be stuck to walls, floors, roofs, everywhere, using spray glue. Thermal foil has dual uses as it both keeps the tent warm in winter but cool in summer. ,
Thermal foil can also be fashioned into a jacket quite easily and makes an unbelievable difference to the environment. It is also the effective in trapping IR heat signature. This is more useful when you are growing weed in a loft or shed. Make sure you use proper protective foil tape when sealing ends together. This will eliminate as many heat leakages as possible.
IR Thermal Shielding for Grow Rooms
IR Thermal shielding will keep any Infrared light from leaking out of your grow room. Heat seeking cameras will looking out for IR. So have something to keep it in the grow is an extra precaution you can take. It is unlikely that your small grow setup will give off enough IR to be detected. But is is god to take the extra precationa any way. Especially if growing in a loft, or shed.
Alternatively you could go all out hippy dippy style. Any old blankets, coats, clothing can be used as insulation if you are having major problems. A thicker barrier around the row room will keep in heat, or cold.
Growing in a loft can be hard work during summer time because of the excessive heat build up. But having good insulation can really keep hold of temperatures, whether it is too hot or too cold.
I hope this article has helped in someway to anyone who is having heat issues in there gardens. If you have any other ideas that is good for grow room insulation, the commeon on the thread.
Let us know how you maintain temperatures in your grow room. Help share the knowledge.🤙🏻
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A good alternative although a little more expensive would be 40/50mm rigid sheet insulation cut to suit.