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Radiant Barrier Complements Existing Insulation

To understand how Radiant Barrier works, it is important to remember that heat always gravitates to cold. If you are trying to keep your home cool in the summer, heat is trying to get in. If you are trying to keep warm in the winter, heat is trying to get out. Radiant Barrier reflects 95 […]

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Radiant Barrier Case Study: Lakeland Habitat for Humanity

As energy continues to become the focal point of governmental concern in the U.S., the U.S. Department of Energy continues to take strides in building and improving programs that encourage energy stewardship. One such program is the Builders Challenge, which recognizes energy leadership in homebuilding. Here is a case study of a Habitat for Humanity […]

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Radiant Barrier Benefits in a RV

Recreational Vehicles are typically poorly insulated because of wall and ceiling space limitations. Super R® Plus, Tempshield® and Temptrol® radiant barriers reflect up to 95 percent of the radiant heat entering or leaving the vehicle. Super R® Plus, Tempshield® and Temptrol® radiant barriers can easily improve the insulation effectiveness of your RVThe. 1. Windows Temptrol® […]

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Radiant Barrier Benefits & Testing Approvals

Super R® Radiant Barriers and TempShield® Foil Bubble Reflective Insulation provide many benefits: Substantial reduction in fuel costs Greater comfort Reduction in the amount of investment dollars needed for heating and cooling equipment Improved appearance Super R® Radiant Barriers Provide Superior Quality: Double-sided reflective aluminized polyester film Reinforced for maximum strength and durability 95% Reflectivity Puncture […]

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Radiant Barrier and the Environment

Super R® Plus radiant barrier, Tempshield® reflective radiant barrier and Temptrol® metalized cloth reflective insulation do their part to help the environment by lower the consumption of energy. In addition, the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) required on all building materials states that radiant barrier contains no harmful chemicals and poses no health risk. Traditional […]

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Installation Checklist

Helpful Safety Tips for Installing Radiant Barrier and Reflective Insulation Read all instructions before you begin installation. Always check local building codes before installing radiant barrier or reflective insulation. Check the area you are insulating and make any needed repairs before you begin. Any bare or worn wiring should be replaced or repaired by a […]

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How to Install Super R® Radiant Barrier

Installing Super R® Plus radiant barrier requires a tape measure, a pair of scissors and a staple gun. That’s it! In an attic application, Super R® Plus radiant barrier can either be stapled to the rafters or laid on the attic floor over existing insulation. The choice depends on whether you want to lower the […]

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How Radiant Barrier Works: Heat Gain/ Loss in Buildings

The Physics of Foil There are three modes of heat transfer: conduction, convection, and radiation (infrared). Of the three, radiation is the primary mode; conduction and convection are secondary and come into play only as matter interrupts or interferes with radiant heat transfer. As matter absorbs radiant energy, it is heated and a gradient temperature […]

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How Effective Are Radiant Barriers?

Radiant barriers are effective in reducing cooling bills in areas that are hot by blocking some of the heat that your roof absorbs from the sun in summer. The hotter the weather or climate, the more effective a radiant barrier is. Some say they are not effective in cold weather, but others contend they can […]

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How Does RF Shielding Work?

It may seem unlikely that a house wrap that offers RF shielding can really help with energy savings, but it is true. The RF shielding can be used in crawl spaces, attics, garages, basements, and other areas, to stop the transfer of heat and cold from one place to another. It is an excellent way […]

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