How can a reflective insulation products help save energy?
A insulation foil products can effectively re-direct heat back towards its source. Therefore, in the summer, you want the heat re-directed away from your home, but in the winter, you want the heat residing in your home to remain there. This provides for a more efficient system year round.
During hot summer months, Supershield insulation block 96% of the sun's radiant heat from being transferred into your structure. Radiant heat accounts for 93% of downward heat transfer into the home.
During cold winter months, Supershield insulation keep heat from escaping your home or business by reflecting 96% of the radiant heat back inside, which requires less work from your furnace. Radiant heat accounts for 50-75% of upward heat transfer from your home to the outdoors.
An Supershield insulation will work with mass insulation, such as fiberglass and cellulose to increase your building's overall resistance to heat transfer.
How well does Supershield barrier and Bubble Insulation work compared to fiberglass?
Supershield insulation reflective insulation will stop 96% of radiant heat, which is often overlooked and misunderstood, largely due to the fact that R-Values do not take it into account. However, radiant heat transfer is responsible for up to 75% of total building heat loss through the roof and 93% of heat that is gained from outdoors into the attic through the roof's surface. Traditional insulation products such as fiberglass, cellulose and foam board are effective in reducing convective and conductive heat transfer, but do very little to prevent radiant heat transfer. Radiant heat energy can either be absorbed or reflected.
Will Supershield reflective insulation prevent condensation?
Reflective insulation is an excellent solution to condensation problems in basements or metal buildings. The thermal break provided by the air space prevents warm, moist air inside a building from interacting with cold air on the same surface. When installed properly, with taped seams, condensation will not occur on the surface of the reflective insulation.