RADIANT AND AIR BARRIERS IN CHARLOTTE, NC
SILVER SHIELD RADIANT BARRIER
Radiant barrier insulation is one of the fastest growing segments of retrofit insulation. Radiant barrier insulation is designed to reflect radiant heat and is a cost-effective option for thermal performance. We install Silver Shield radiant barrier from Fi-Foil.
Silver Shield radiant barrier is designed to reduce radiant heat transfer. During hot temperatures, Silver Shield’s layers expand to create an additional reflective air space and provide high thermal performance. Silver Shield radiant barrier can be used in many areas including roofs, gables, and knee walls.
Silver Shield is designed with layers of low emittance (Low-E) materials. These layers include an inside layer of metalized polymer and an outside layer of reinforced aluminum foil kraft paper. These two layers are bonded with a fire-retardant adhesive. The product is perforated to allow the transmission of water vapor.
Silver Shield radiant barrier can significantly reduce heat rise and attic temperatures, increasing the effectiveness of traditional insulation materials such as fiberglass, cellulose, and foam. During hot summer weather, Silver Shield radiant barrier is four times more effective in reducing solar heat than traditional insulation materials.
SKYFLEX AIR BARRIER
SkyFlex air barrier is designed for use in new residential construction. This strong, flexible air barrier is comprised of two layers of aluminum foil laminated to a layer of woven polyethylene. SkyFlex’s exterior layers reduce radiant heat transfer when exposed to air films or enclosed air spaces in building cavities
SkyFlex is designed to be used as a primary air enclosure boundary between conditioned and unconditioned air in the building envelope. SkyFlex air barrier adds R-value to the building envelope and functions as a Class I vapor retarder. And it is designed for fast, easy installation.