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What is the difference between Radiant Barrier Foil vs. Spray?

One alternative reflective insulating measure to radiant barrier foil is the assorted types of spray coatings readily available through paint and insulation manufacturers. What is spray-on radiant barrier? Spray-on radiant barriers, officially called “Radiation Control Coatings” (RCC) or “Interior Radiation Control Coating Systems” (IRCCS), are paint solutions, usually of the ceramic variety with metallic flake […]

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What is the difference between Radiant Barrier Foil vs. Foam?

Another alternative to radiant barrier foil are the various types of foam insulation. What is foam insulation? Foam insulation most commonly comes in two forms: rigid and spray. Foam insulation rigid boards are 4’x8′ sheets, usually cast of closed-cell polystyrene, designed to fit directly inside walls against the interior or exterior of plywood sheathing, as […]

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What is the difference between Foil Vs. Fiber Glass?

To keep your home or business at a comfortable temperature year around, you must utilize highly efficient insulation or barrier materials for your build. Fiberglass insulation and foil barriers are two popular products used to prevent heat transfer and improve the energy efficiency of the building. Fiberglass passively blocks heat transfer due to the poor […]

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What is Reflective Bubble Insulation?

TempShield® insulation products consist of one or two layers of Barrier Bubble material laminated between layers of metalized film to provide excellent thermal resistance. The bubble contains an air retention layer designed to provide increased strength and puncture resistance. Insulation is used to either contain heat for maintaining warmth, or to resist heat for maintaining […]

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What is Radiant Barrier?

Radiant barrier insulation is a reflective insulation system that offers a permanent way to reduce energy costs. Radiant barrier insulation systems reflect radiant heat energy instead of trying to absorb it. A pure aluminized film radiant barrier reflective insulation is unaffected by humidity and will continue to perform at a consistent level no matter how […]

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What Do You Need to Know About House Wrap?

What is house wrap? House wrap is a moisture and air barrier, and also provides a radiant barrier that helps to reduce heating and cooling costs by acting as an additional form of insulation. Do I need house wrap on a shed? You don’t technically need house wrap on a shed, but it can provide […]

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What are the Cost Saving with a Radiant Barrier?

Radiant barriers are a good investment in a home or business, as they will save money on cooling costs over a summer. The warmer the weather, the more effective the barrier will be. There are a lot of factors that go into it, but the government website, energy.com, says people can save five to 10 […]

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Retaining Heat in the Winter

Because heat always gravitates toward cold, retaining heat inside a structure during the winter months can be challenging. Heat will radiant out through open doors, walls, windows, basements and attics, seeking to warm the outside ambient temperature. Your heater then attempts to replace the heat leaving the structure. Super R® Plus radiant barrier, Tempshield® reflective […]

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Radiant Barrier Installation Methods

One of the reasons our radiant barrier products are so popular with DIY homeowners and professional radiant barrier installers is that they are inexpensive and easy to install. Installation methods include radiant barrier draped over the rafters, applied directly to the roof sheathing, stapling to the bottom of the rafters, and even laying radiant barrier […]

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Radiant Barrier Expected to Grow 34.8% by 2016

According to a report from ReportsnReports, radiant barrier and reflective insulation products are expected to grow 8.7% per year through 2016. Demand for radiant barrier and reflective insulation is forecast to rise 8.7% per year through 2016. The rebounding housing market will boost demand, with further gains supported by increases in industrial and nonresidential building […]

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