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Metal Ceiling

To achieve R value in the ceiling, Tempshield® Reflective (Bubble) Insulation was tested using the following assembly: a corrugated metal exterior, 1/2" extruded polystyrene thermal breaks 5' on center, TempShield® Reflective (Bubble) Insulation, and 8" Z purlins commonly used in metal buildings.

Thermal Values Heat Flow Up Heat Flow Down U Value Up U Value Down
TempShield® w/Wafer Board 5.02 7.93 .199 .126
TempShield® w/Metal Interior 4.29 7.29 .233 .137
TempShield® Exposed to Interior 3.63* 7.26* .275* .138*

All Thermal Values are corrected for frame loss.
* Includes thermal resistance of 1.32 UP and 4.55 DOWN for interior air film.

Walls

To achieve R value in the walls, Tempshield® Reflective (Bubble) Insulation was tested using the following assembly: a corrugated metal exterior, 1/2" extruded polystyrene thermal breaks, TempShield® Reflective (Bubble) Insulation, 8" Z purlins, and 1/2" wafer board to represent an interior finished wall.

Thermal Values Heat Flow Horiz. U Value Horiz.
TempShield® w/Wafter Board 5.45 .183
TempShield® w/Metal Interior 4.77 .210
TempShield® Exposed to Interior 4.50* .222*

*Includes thermal resistance of 1.70 for interior air film.

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