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1,000 SQUARE FEET ROLL (28 pounds): 250 linear feet BREATHABLE (perforated) DOUBLE-SIDED metalized poly radiant barrier reflective insulation; reflects 95% radiant heat. **BREATHABLE version doesn't trap moisture vapor like foam core products.**
USED IN RETROFIT amp; NEW CONSTRUCTION: Best radiant barrier to reduce residential attic temperatures up to 40 degrees; lowers utility bills year round. Thermal insulation used in attic space, garage, garage doors, housewrap, workshop, shed, storage unit, commercial metal building, pole barn, as pallet wrap, and more.
INDUSTRIALIZED COMMERCIAL GRADE: Is TEAR amp; PUNCTURE PROOF yet cuts easily with utility scissors or hack saw. Reflects 95% of the radiant heat
EASY TO MAINTAIN: Non-toxic; non-carcinogenic; fiber free; easy to install; not affected by humidity; maintenance free; does not promote the growth of fungi or bacteria; does not support nesting by rodents or insects. MUST be stored in a clean dry environment prior to installation.
FIRE RATING: Class A / Class 1 (ASTM E-84) - Meets fire and smoke requirements for most local, state and federal building codes
BLOCK 95% OF THE RADIANT HEAT with ULTIMA-FOIL
Unlike traditional mass insulations like blown-in and batt cellulose/fiberglass, RadiantGUARD Xtreme radiant barrier BLOCKs 95% of the radiant heat thereby greatly reducing the amount of heat that enters a home when installed in the attic space or as a house wrap.
Combined with existing mass insulation, you can significantly improve the comfort of your home, reduce strain on your air conditioning unit, and quickly LOWER YOUR ELECTRIC BILLS in warmer months. In cooler months, RadiantGUARD radiant barriers will work to retain heat generated within a home or building keeping it from escaping thereby LOWERING ELECTRIC BILLS as well.
Xtreme radiant barrier:
is a double-sided, industrialized reinforced puncture and tear-resistant metalized film radiant barrier,
5 mils in thickness (5 thousandths of an inch / .005 inches) weighing 32 pounds per 1,000 square feet,
highly reflective blocking 95% of the radiant heat,
class A / class 1 fire rated,
includes an industrialized woven scrim middle layer for puncture and tear resistance making it nearly impossible to tear while easily cut with scissors or utility knife,
will not crack, delaminate, or corrode under normal intended use,
lightweight, easy to install and maintenance free and not affected by humidity,
non-toxic, on-carcinogenic, fiber-free,
does not promote the growth of fungi or bacteria, and
does not support nesting by rodents or pests.
RadiantGUARD Classic vs Xtreme vs Ultima FOIL
RadiantGUARD radiant barrier is available in three different versions. While they all reflect a high percentage of radiant heat, each version differs slightly in reflectivity, durability and feel:
Our CLASSIC radiant barrier is an entry level radiant barrier made of a reinforced metalized aluminum film that reflects 95% of the radiant heat. It is less durable than our Xtreme and Ultima-FOIL radiant barriers and therefore, more economical.
Our XTREME radiant barrier is also a reinforced metalized aluminum film radiant barrier that reflects 95% of the radiant heat. It is an extremely durable and industrialized radiant barrier with a higher puncture and tear strength than our Classic version.
Our ULTIMA-FOIL radiant barrier is our strongest, most durable, industrialized version with the highest reflectivity rate of 97%. It is an industrialized puncture and tear-proof reinforced aluminum foil radiant barrier. Because our Ultima-FOIL is made of aluminum, it feels and operates like traditional aluminum foil whereas our Classic and Xtreme metalized aluminum films feel and operate like a reflective potato chip bag.
Classic radiant barrier 1000 sq ft
Xtreme radiant barrier 1000 sq ft
Ultima FOIL radiant barrier 1000 sq ft
Class A / Class 1
Class A / Class 1
Class A / Class 1
HOW TO INSTALL RADIANT BARRIER IN YOUR ATTIC
RadiantGUARD radiant barriers can be used in many applications to control the transfer of heat but they are most commonly installed in the residential attic spaces to block the transfer of heat gain and loss through the attic space.
By lowering the amount of heat that enters and exits a home, the home is more comfortable and heating and air conditioning units runs less often resulting in lower monthly utility bills.
HOW TO INSTALL
Start at the peak of your roof. If you have a ridge vent, start 6" from either side of the ridge vent.
Using a staple gun with 5/16â staples, staple sections of radiant barrieracross the bottom of the roof rafters either A) horizontally across the atticOR B) down from the peak to within 12 inches of the wall plate on the attic floor. Staples should be placed every 4 to 6 inches to properly secure the radiant barrier.
When installing the next row of radiant barrier, overlap the existing row approximately 2 inches and staple. NOTE: Itâs perfectly fine for the radiant barrier to sag a bit as long as you donât leave any gaping openings between each row.
If you have gable walls (exterior vertical side walls of your roof), you will need to cover them as well in the same manner.
For all roof exhaust vents and gable wall vents, cut out the section of radiant barrier directly adjacent to the vent cutting it approximately 6 inches wider than the vent itself. This is crucial to allow your current ventilation vents to have access to the entire attic space for proper venting of moisture out of your attic space.
Start the installation early in the morning when your attic is coolest.
Keep plenty of water on hand and drink consistently; even if not thirsty. Attic temperatures can quickly reach up to 30 to 40 degrees hotter than the outside temperature and being hydrated is vital to your health when working in an attic space.
If your attic space it not very bright, bring an additional lighting source to help you see in the darker areas.
Always be aware of the attic floor joists you walk on. Some floor joists may ârollâ when walked on if not properly secured.
For Do-It-Yourself-ers, spread your install out over the course of a couple of days taking advantage of the morning hours only to work on the install.
For professional contractors, work in groups of two or three having one person responsible for cutting the product and handing it to another person responsible for stapling it. Shared responsibilities like this help reduce installation time and reduce the chance of injury from moving around in the attic space performing multiple tasks.
HOW RADIANT BARRIER WORKS
TRADITIONAL INSULATION VS. RADIANT BARRIER
Traditional insulations like blown-in cellulose or fiberglass batt insulations only absorb and slow down the movement of heat. RadiantGUARD Ultima reflects 97% of the radiant heat away. Using two common properties of aluminum, HIGH reflectivity and LOW emissivity, RadiantGUARD radiant barriers are much more effective at blocking radiant heat.
REFLECTIVITY amp; EMISSIVITY amp; AIR SPACES
When an air space exists between our Ultima radiant barrier and a heat source, it will REFLECT 97% of the heat back towards the heat source. When an air space exists on the opposite side of the Ultima from the heat source, it will EMIT (release) ONLY 3% of the heat from its surface. Therefore, as long as the Ultima radiant barrier is installed with an air space on at least one side, it will BLOCK 97% of the radiant heat from passing through it making it FAR SUPERIOR than another other insulation product at managing radiant heat.
COMMON EVERYDAY EXAMPLES OF REFLECTIVE INSULATION IN USE
reflective sun shades for car dashboards
aluminum foil to keep baked potato warm
reflective lining of thermos
foil packaging for foods like chocolate and fruit
reflective thermal blanket for treating hypothermia
packaging for pharmaceuticals
SEE RADIANTGUARD RADIANT BARRIER IN ACTION
SEEING IS BELIEVING
The best way to show the benefits of RadiantGUARD stapled to the underside of a roof is to compare the actual temperature of the surface of the radiant barrier with the temperature of a section of the roof decking without the radiant barrier.
This image above was taken on a 90 degree sunny day with a standard 35mm camera. It shows the underside of a roof covered with RadiantGUARD and a 20-inch by 20-inch cutout exposing the bare roof decking material above it.
The next image to the right shows the surface temperature readings.
30 DEGREE TEMPERATURE DIFFERENCE
In this image taken with a FLIR i7 infrared camera, you can see the various surface temperature readings. The temperature readings of the RadiantGUARD (purple area) average approximately 100 degrees. The temperature readings of the exposed roof decking (yellow-orange area) average approximately 130 degrees - 30 degrees hotter than the surface of the RadiantGUARD.
As seen in this example, the RadiantGUARD radiant barrier is 30 degrees COOLER than the section of the roof without the radiant barrier. This significant reduction in heat in the attic space gives you a much more comfortable home with less use of air conditioning in summer months.
RADIANTGUARD OUTPERFORMS REFLECTIVE PAINTS
RadiantGUARD radiant barrer (purple area),
bare roof decking (left orange square)
reflective paint (right orange-red square)
As seen, the best reflective paint product doesn't come close to the heat blocking benefit that RadiantGUARD provides. In fact, the reflective paint is barely better than the bare roof decking with out it.
RadiantGUARD Ultima BLOCKs 97% of the radiant heat that enters an attic space. Protect your energy costs with RadiantGUARD.