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The In’s and Out’s of House Wrap

Understanding what house wrap is designed to do and not do will help understand the control layers in a wall. House wrap is a water resistive (not waterproof) barrier (WRB) and is used to prevent liquid water from entering the wall cavity from the outside elements/atmosphere. This means, WRB is permeable to water vapor and […]

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The Different Types of Insulation and Their Benefits

Whether you are constructing a new building or renovating an existing structure, there are many types of insulation to choose from. Quality insulation should maximize energy savings and reduce the transfer of heat to combat temperature extremes in the summer and winter. The Innovative Insulation team has compiled a list describing the many different options […]

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Your Radiant Barrier Resource

There are several myths and misconceptions about radiant barrier. Being the world’s largest manufacturer of radiant barrier, we at Innovative Insulation feel it is our responsibility to provide you with accurate, truthful information about radiant barrier and the benefits it can bring. We started this blog as way for us address myths and misconceptions about […]

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What to Look for When Moving into Your New Home

Moving into a new home can be a very exciting time. Unfortunately, with all the hustle and bustle involved, it’s easy to overlook some of the important things you should be looking for during your move. By checking for a few potential problems, you can save yourself significant time and money in the future. Air conditioning: A […]

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What to Know When Calculating Insulation Costs

Energy costs continue to rise each year in the United States. Insulation is one of the least expensive solutions to the problem. However, determining the cost of building insulation can be complicated, so it’s important to know how the price is calculated before making the investment. Measure the insulation required. It may seem obvious, but […]

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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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