8 Benefits of Building with SIP Panels for Mushroom Growing Facilities


Sep 14, 2023

The agriculture industry is changing all the time. New innovations in farming technology have revolutionized the entire industry. One way that indoor growing facilities are giving themselves a serious edge is the adoption of Structural Insulated Panels or SIPs.

Thanks to their insulating foam core, these innovative structural panels are proving to be particularly effective for mushroom growing facilities. Today, we will discuss eight of the many benefits structural insulated panel materials can offer mushroom growing facilities.

Learn how and why building with SIP panels is changing the game for so many mushroom growers!

8 Benefits of Structural Insulated Panels for Mushroom Growing Facilities

1. Ease of Installation

As with any type of structure in the agricultural industry, speed of assembly is essential. The ability to quickly build your growing facility means it can be operational and profitable much faster than a traditional construction method.

Thanks to their EPS foam core, prefabricated nature, and tongue-and-groove design, SIPs construction can be erected quickly and without frustration. Not only does this mean you can focus on planting and harvesting sooner, but it also means reduced labour costs. Slash the setup time of traditional construction methods and get your growing facility operational faster than you ever thought possible!

2. Improved Indoor Air Quality

Farmer harvesting mushrooms in a mushroom growing facility

To grow high-quality mushrooms, you must maintain the ideal environmental conditions. While it may surprise you, a SIPs panel can actually enhance indoor air quality as the EPS foam panels act as an effective barrier against outside contaminants.

Unlike other building materials, an SIP panel can prevent pollen, allergens, pesticides, insects, and contaminants from entering your growing facility.

3. Improved Energy Efficiency

Since mushroom growing requires specific temperatures and humidity levels, the growing facility must retain heat. Thanks to the energy-efficient construction and high R-value of the EPS foam insulation panels, SIPs construction can effectively keep heat in, even in colder climates.

Not only does this make it easier to maintain ideal growing conditions, but it can also contribute to energy savings, resulting in reduced utility costs. In fact, our SIPs offer roughly 50% more energy efficiency than timber frame and other conventional framing alternatives.

By acting as a reliable thermal barrier with effective vapour resistance, a specialized structural insulated panel can cut growing costs and make your mushroom growing facility more environmentally friendly!

4. Effective Mold and Mildew Resistance

Given the nature of mushroom cultivation, mold and mildew can be a significant concern for many growing facilities. When left uncontrolled, moisture, mold, and mildew can threaten the overall health of crops and reduce quality when it comes to harvest.

Thanks to the insulating foam core and high moisture and humidity tolerance, SIPs offer effective mold and mildew resistance. Not only does this improve crop health and yields, but it can also enhance the lifespan of the growing facility.

5. Easy-to-Clean Surface

SIPs prevent the growth and spread of mold and mildew, and they also have easy-to-clean surfaces. These panels have uniform, non-porous surfaces that can wipe clean with basic cleaning agents like warm water and soap.

As you may know, maintaining a clean and hygienic growing facility is essential if you want to grow mushrooms successfully. Unlike other types of building materials, which can harbour dirt and bacteria, SIPs can be easily wiped clean, which can help you maintain strict standards for cleanliness in your growing facility.

Not only are they easy to clean, but our SIPs also meet Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) building regulation requirements for agricultural and food preparation facilities.

6. Long-Lasting Chemical Resistance

Even if you run an organic mushroom growing operation, building materials with high chemical resistance is essential. This can prevent premature degradation caused by acidity in the air and soil. It can also mean that you do not have to worry about any cleaning agents, natural or man-made fertilizers, pesticides, or other chemicals you use in your facility.

At Structural Panels Inc., all our SIPs highly resist chemical agents, including most mineral acids, bases, salts, and paraffin-hydrocarbon solutions. Rather than worry about certain chemicals’ effects on your growing facility, enjoy the peace of mind that it can withstand just about anything you can throw at it.

7. Outstanding Durability

All the SIPs we carry at Structural Panels Inc. have been engineered for durability and reliability. We construct them with a resilient composite core bonded between high-strength outer layers. Where other building materials will lose their structural integrity over time, our SIPs can withstand direct physical impacts and all of the usual wear and tear you can expect in any type of growing facility.

Rather than needing to replace or repair your mushroom growing facility regularly, choose a low-maintenance, high-strength building material that can remain structurally sound for many years to come.

You can even request an Isowall sample if you would like to test the strength of these wall panels for yourself!

8. True Versatility

Growing Facility

One of the real advantages of our Isowall Insulated Wall Panels is their unrivaled versatility in the construction industry. Whether you need to build a mushroom growing facility with irregular dimensions or are looking for an all-in-one building material that you can use throughout your entire farm, our SIPs can be custom-tailored to your needs.

They can also be custom cut in the field to accommodate windows, doors, ventilation, fans, and just about any other feature you need. You can also customize them to any workable height, so you do not have to worry about them being available in the size you need.

To further accommodate your needs, our Isowall Insulated Wall Panels are also available in a wide variety of colours and a smooth or embossed finish.

Our wall panels are so versatile that they have been used in abattoirs, brewery facilities, wineries, medical marijuana growing facilities, freezer rooms, greenhouses, food processing and preparation plants, laboratories, and so much more! Even if they are not the right fit for your mushroom growing facility, you may find another practical use for them!

Final Words

Isowall SIP

Now that you know what Structural Insulated Panels can offer, we highly recommend that you seriously consider our Isowall Insulated Wall Panels for your mushroom growing facility.

Remember, the benefits discussed above are just some of our specialized wall panels’ advantages over conventional construction and building materials.

Download our Isowall Informational Leaflet to learn more, or scroll to the bottom of our Isowall Insulated Wall Panels Page and tell us about your project!

We will be happy to provide you with all of the details you need and further explain how our SIPs panels can save you money and how this SIP building system can benefit your specific growing facility!

Revolutionize how you cultivate mushrooms and embrace the durability, versatility, and overall quality that our Isowall Insulated Wall Panels offer!