2019 Farmer's Almanac Calls for Very Cold Winter
October 16, 2019
According to the Farmer’s Almanac, Canada is expected to see a very cold winter for the 2019 / 2020 winter season. The heavy snow and frigid temperatures are expected to start as early as November and should continue well into March; with February 12th to 16th aiming to be the coldest days of the year. For farmers, this means extra caution must be taken during the winter months to avoid any temperature or weather-related problems.
To become better prepared for the very cold winter that Canada is expecting, farmers should consider improving their insulation and airtightness. That way, your farm is better protected against any potential damages that can happen due to winter storms or temperature drops. Also, strong insulation and effective air sealing reduces the energy costs of any of your buildings or rooms that are temperature controlled; and improves interior air quality while providing effective moisture control.
To learn more about how you can prepare your farm for the very cold winter that Canada is expected to see, speak with our Customer Experience Team by phone at 1-800-265-1914, or visit us on our website and live chat with us at www.gni.ca/contact.
Prepare for a Very Cold Winter with Insulation and Airtightness
The Farmer’s Almanac has a fantastic track record for predicting big storms, and last year its predictions were never more than two days off - according to its editor, Peter Geiger. With warnings of a very cold winter for the 2019 / 2020 season, the Farmer’s Almanac has predicted a higher than normal amount of snowfall for both Ontario and Quebec.
If this year’s predictions in the Farmer’s Almanac are as accurate as they were last year, then there is no better time to upgrade your farm’s insulation and airtightness than right now. GNI’s expert insulation installers can work around your tight schedule, meaning less down time for your operation, and a faster upgrade to help you prepare for a very cold winter. By making insulation and / or airtightness upgrades, a number of benefits become easily noticeable.
For starters, a well insulated and airsealed room or building will be energy efficient, meaning less energy will be needed to maintain an ideal temperature throughout the hotter and colder months. Also, proper insulation and air sealing works to protect against any harsh weather events, such as: snowstorms, hail, sleet, rain, and wind. This allows you to be certain that your farm is well protected, as well as your investment.
Save on Upgrade Costs with a Free Farm Assessment from GNI
If you are considering insulation, air sealing or energy efficiency upgrades for your farm, GNI offers free farm assessments to help you sort out your options. By scheduling a time with our insulation consultants, you can get a better idea of the upgrade process, a list of potential upgrades for you to consider, and several solutions to any problems you may be experiencing - such as heat stress or temperature control issues. Also, with our insulation consultants on hand, it is easier to start winter-proofing your farm and preparing for the possibility of a very cold winter.
Since farm upgrades can be done in a number of different ways, GNI will work to find you the most cost-effective pathway for improvements. For example, multiple different types of insulation can be used in conjunction with each other, so that the most effective products are only used where they are needed most. This could mean using spray foam insulation on the walls with the most wind and sun exposure, and using cost-effective fibreglass batts in the remaining areas.
GNI’s insulation consultants can help you understand the benefits of each type of insulation, (such as closed cell vs. open cell), as well the best use for each type. If the predictions in the Farmer’s Almanac are to be correct, then it is certainly worth having GNI’s team of insulation consultants come by your farm for a free assessment before the winter starts. We are happy to work around your schedule, and our expert insulation consultants are able to answer any questions you may have about upgrading your farm’s ability to mitigate the effects of a very cold winter.
To schedule a time for your free farm assessment, give our Customer Experience Team a call at 1-800-265-1914, or contact us online at www.gni.ca/contact.
What Do the Farmer’s Almanac Predictions Mean for Ontario Farmers?
With the 2019 Farmer’s Almanac calling for a very cold winter this year, farmers need to be extra vigilant of any potential issues that can crop up when the temperatures start to drop. Moisture control problems can become an issue, as can air leaks, and poor or missing insulation. To get ahead of these types of issues, GNI’s insulation consultants help you identify the areas of your farm that are at a higher risk of problems occurring.
According to Peter Geiger, editor for the Farmer’s Almanac, the first hit of snowstorms will likely come through Ontario in mid November, starting off the very cold winter that they expect the province to experience long into March. With lower than normal temperatures expected this year, it is important to consider your farm’s insulation and airtightness - after all, the more that the temperatures drop, the more vital it is to have effective and reliable protection against the outside elements.
GNI can help you determine the best upgrade pathway for your needs, your goals, and your timeline. That way, you can prepare for the possibility of a very cold winter in the most cost-effective manner possible. To learn more about how GNI can help your farm prepare for the coming winter events that are predicted in the Farmer’s Almanac, give our Customer Experience Team a call at 1-800-265-1914, or send us a message online at www.gni.ca/contact. From here, you can also arrange for a time to have our expert insulation consultants conduct a free assessment of your farm.