Product FAQ’s

Frequently Asked Questions

What Benefits Can I Experience?

The installation of Reflective Insulation by a trained professional can:
1. Cut heating and cooling bills substantially.
2. Save wear and tear on heating and cooling equipment.
3. Help eliminate hot and cold spots.
4. Create a comfortable home environment.
5. Potentially increase resale value of home.
6. Help preserve the environment.
7. Help US become less dependent on foreign energy.

Where is Reflective Insulation Installed?

Reflective Insulation modern, lightweight construction makes it the perfect partner for mass insulation in attics and crawl spaces. It is also ideal for hot water heaters, pipes, overhead doors, crawl spaces and many other insulation applications. Reflective Insulation is installed by a trained professional. Depending on the Reflective Insulation product you choose for your attic, it can be placed on the raftors or over existing insualtion.

How Powerful is Reflective Insulation:

Consider this: Reflective Insulation employs two reflective surfaces that are over 99% pure aluminum. 99% pure aluminum reflects 97% of radiant heat transfer. Paramedics use aluminum in emergency blankets. 
 Firefighters use aluminum blankets to help protect them from fire storms. NASA uses aluminum properties to help protect our astronauts in Space suits. Aluminum is used in the Shuttle and Lunar Module.

Is it environmentally friendly?

Recycled Material – Manufactured from post-consumer and new material, Reflective Insulation reflective insulation is non-toxic.
Reduce Consumption – Reducing energy consumption protects the environment and decreases our reliance on foreign energy.
Vapor Barrier – Reflective Insulation provides an excellent thermal break and vapor barrier all in one insulation therefore reducing the risk of mold and mildew.

Have Our Products Been Tested?

Reflective Insulation is non-toxic, perforated, insect and bird resistant.
Reflective Insulation is certified, ASTM tested, and has a Class A/Class 1 fire rating.
Reflective Insulation enhances the performance of mass insulation by increasing the thermal efficiency without occupying or increasing space.

How is heat transferred?

Conduction, Convection and Radiation are the three ways that heat is transferred.
What is conduction heat? 
When two surfaces come in contact, the warmer surface gives up heat to the cooler surface as can be seen with a glowing burner on a stove heating the pot it is in contact with. In a building this is limited primarily to studs connecting outer and inner surfaces.
What is convection heat? 
The movement of air as a result of air being warmed. Warm air rises seeking the coldest point. Convection is visible as wavy lines above a hot road. Convection is a major concern in the winter, but not in the summer.
What is radiant heat? 
Electromagnetic waves that can only be seen as part of the rainbow. It travels at 186,000 miles a second. Radiant energy travels in all directions seeking a cooler object to strike and then generates heat. Microwave ovens work on the same principles. Standard ovens heat the air, while a microwave heats what it sees. Infrared is like microwaves at lower frequencies. Most of us do not understand microwaves or electricity but we use and enjoy the benefits of them. We may not understand infrared radiation but we can learn to make it work for us by learning how to control it.