Why? Because this revolutionary idea on an “old” theme is the installation answer to contractors’ dreams. The product was developed with pole barn, metal building and end user in mind however, it works for residential use too, and in a big way. This new variation on a theme, is twice as stiff as other bubble insulation and has 3-inch clear wings on each side for a quick install method. This bubble is so stiff it can be pushed into the cavity, stapled, and will hold its level. The 3-inch wings give ample space to maneuver in the cavity for stapling or other means of attachment. 3-inch wings mean precision or difficult stapling can be replaced with speed.
This helps reduce labor costs and since it is fast to install, the job gets done in half the time. No taping is necessary. This Premium Stiff bubble radiant barrier is single bubble and as far as reflectivity, there is zero difference between single bubble and double bubble. The single bubble is closer to the cost of traditional single bubble radiant barrier and the product is smoother than traditional single bubble with a great finish. Used in a multi-layer application, the single bubble will act as thermal insulation.
An extraordinary example of a multi-layer application using our Tempshield bubble radiant barrier was for a large cold-storage facility. During the design phase they were told two cooling towers were necessary however, the multi-layered bubble foil insulation application was so efficient, the second cooling tower has never been used and zero thermal insulation was used. Yes, let me repeat that, NO thermal insulation and only one cooling tower is being utilized. They reported the multi-layer system has cut air conditioning cost by 50% versus using the same R-value in fiberglass insulation. Adding 95% reflectivity to the building envelope is the reason. When applying a radiant barrier to the building envelope, you are directly addressing radiation.