I’ve been meaning to write a quick note to you regarding how well the above job went.  I’m very impressed with the overall system of insulation and jacket that you’ve developed.  It went up very quickly, looks good, and will undoubtedly perform well for a long time with minimal attention.

Please accept this note of gratitude for your contribution to this project, and extend my appreciation to your crew.  I hope I'll have a chance to work with you again on some future project.

Norm Burgess, MARS-Waco Silo Insulation Project

RIDGLOK® Vertical Standing Seam Insulated Panel System on 2 welded silos, located at a tank manufacturing facility before being shipped to Mars Chocolate North America in Topeka, KS for final silo installation.

Details of the Mars Chocolate North America silo insulation project can be read about by clicking on this link:


One silo storage tank was a 10’ diameter x 17.5’ high welded silo. The second silo was a 11.92’ diameter x 40.33’ high welded silo. The silo insulation project was completed in December, 2012.

The RIDGLOK® Vertical Standing Seam Insulated Panel System consisted of 0.024 stucco-embossed aluminum metal jacketing, in Fawn color, laminated to 3” of polyisocyanurate insulation board (R-value of 20.3), using a straight pan roof system. The silos were insulated at the tank manufacturer before they were delivered to the customer. They were insulated while in the horizontal position, and then were transported by truck to the facility located in Topeka, KS.

There are multiple benefits to insulating agricultural storage silos, such as the sugar silos above. Insulation helps control condensation, which helps minimize mold & mildew. It also minimizes freezing of the stored products in the silo, allowing for more even distribution of the product with the silo unloader. Insulation saves on monthly energy costs by conserving heating or cooling, if the product requires it.

For Process control, insulation will protect the product from freezing or being heated by solar radiation. It will also reduce the cooling of the stored substance, which may prevent it from setting and remaining in a solid form. In both cases, additional heating or cooling may be required.