Install Sheet

  • Why Under Concrete Slab Foil Insulation is the Best Choice

    Reflective Foil Bubble Insulation has certain advantages to other forms of insulation especialy when insulating under concrete slabs. Read this brief post from the InsulationStop to help understand why.
  • Why Insulate Metal and Steel Buildings with Reflective Foil Insulation?

    Purchase the best quality, lowest price reflective foil insulation for your Metal or Steel Building here at InsulationStop.com. We offer both Double or Single Bubble and Reflective or Reflective/White insulation in a variety of sizes. Our lowest price guarantee includes delivery. All of our insulation is industry best and made in North America.
  • Insulating Hot Water Heater with Radiant Barrier Foil

    Recently a customer of ours purchased a roll of foil bubble insulation. He planned to use the radiant barrier foil to insulate his hot water heater and hot tub. We had spoken before his order about the installation details and he said he would send some pictures of this project to us.

    After review of his pictures, we decided they were so good we asked if we could use them on our blog to show other consumers who are also interested in insulating their hot water heater and hot tub.

    And, here they are. The pictures are rather self explanatory so we've listed them in the order of installation.

    Note: This customers hot water heater is electric. You can see the electrical wire running into the top section.

    Please note: For all gas hot water heaters, you must cut out the small section at the bottom that is open to the pilot light.

    Here's the product our customer used in his radiant barrier hot water heater installation

  • SALE! - Duct Wrap Foil Insulation

    As seen on MSN.com, we're offering a one month sale on all of our radiant barrier insulation for wrapping duct work. This includes the insulation and spacer kits if you choose. Un-insulated duct work is a major area for energy loss. This can be fixed by installing insulation. You will save energy and your heater and air conditioner will not work as hard saving you even more. Visit our site and look at our duct wrap applications. The following roll sizes are available allowing you to wrap any duct size and complete any size project large or small.

    Duct Wrap Radiant Barrier Insulation

    12" x 50' 24" x 50' 36" x 50' 48" x 50' 48" x 100' 60" x 100' 48" x 125'

  • Wrapping Duct Work with Radiant Barrier Insulation

    Now that the weather is cooler and most home improvement projects have shifted inside, this is the perfect time to get started on some energy saving DIY insulation projects that can pay you back big dividends on your utility bills.

    Wrapping your duct work is one of the most over looked areas when it comes to insulation. Ducts should first be checked for any cracks which can cause air leakage. Air leakage in duct assemblies is a major source of energy loss. Once you are certain everything is in good shape take measurements and carefully plan how you want to wrap your duct run.

    Depending on your installation method, you can achieve up to an R-6. This quick, easy DIY project is safe and can be done by virtually anyone. Only basic tools are required such as scissors, tape measure, and a razor knife.

    Take a look at our duct wrap installation sheet to get an idea on this easy, energy saving project. Look here for information on our duct wrap spacer kits.

  • Installation Sheet: Radiant Barrier under Sub-Floor

    Insulating Under Sub Floor with Radiant Heat - Instruction Sheet Installing InfraStop® Radiant Barrier Foil Insulation underneath sub-floors is an excellent way to stop radiant heat loss to basements, increase comfort, and lower utility costs. InfraStop® is safe, simple, and easy to install especially in under sub-floor applications because this is one of the few times there are no obstructions. InfraStop® is unaffected by moisture and humidity and creates an excellent vapor barrier. InfraStop® insulation provides a radiant barrier to stop heat loss and adds R-Value to existing insulation.

    Installation Method

    Unroll InfraStop® horizontally along the floor.
    Staple to corner joists and then again on the side of the joist as in the illustration. Make sure to insulation recesses at least 1/2" into the floor joist cavity.
    Continue to staple along the floor ensuring that rFoil insulation is recessed into wall cavity 1/2" to 3/4".
    Seal all joints with reflective foil insulation tape
    Install floor deck as usual.
  • Installation Sheet: Reflective Foil Insulation in Walls & Ceilings

    Installing radiant barrier insulation in walls and ceilings is an easy project that yields long term comfort gain and lower utility costs. Used as a stand alone product, reflective foil insulation creates a barrier to stop the transfer or radiant heat. Used in conjunction with fiberglass or other insulation designed to stop the flow of conductive heat, foil insulation creates not only a radiant barrier but adds R-Value to existing insulation.

    InfraStop® insulation is unaffected by moisture and humidity and creates and excellent vapor barrier. It is quick, safe, and easy to install. All you need is a razor knife or scissors and a staple gun.

    There are two ways InfraStop® is installed in wall and ceiling applications.

    1. Between Joist or Stud: Staple Tab Method
    2. Over Joist and Stud: Square Edge Method

    #1: Between Joist or Stud: Staple Tab Method

    Radiant Barrier Foil Insulation Installed in Walls & Joists

    For this method, you need InfraStop® 16", 18", or 24" foil/double bubble/foil rolls in the convenient "tab 2" or "staple tab" option. These rolls have extra material on the sides that allow the foil insulation to be stapled to studs are joists. This is the easiest way to install for ceiling and wall applications.

    1. Measure individual stud or joist bays and cut insulation.
    2. Push insulation approximately 1/2" into bay and staple the insulation using the staple tab.
    3. Tape all seams with foil insulation tape.
    4. Attach and install drywall or finish surface as usual.

    #2: Over Joist & Stud: Square Edge Method

    Insulation for Masonry Wall For this method use 16" x 100' InfraStop® Insulation You are essentially stapling the insulation from one side of the wall or ceiling to the other. The important part is to make sure when the insulation meets the stud of joist to staple back into the cavity approximately 1/2" to create an airspace.

    1. Run insulation perpendicular to the studs or joists.
    2. Staple at every joist or stud at least 1/2" into the cavity.
    3. Tape all seams with reflective foil insulation tape.
  • Installation Sheet: Reflective Foil Basement Wall Insulation

    Installation instructions for basement wall applications.
  • Installation Sheet: Radiant Barrier House Wrap

    Installation instructions for radiant barrier house wrap applications.
  • Installation Sheet: Foundation Insulation on Outside Perimeter Wall

    Insulating the perimeter of your foundation with InfraStop® Concrete Barrier Insulation is an excellent way to provide a vapor and radon barrier as well as adding additional R-Value. InfraStop®'s patented bubble/foil/bubble construction for use in radiant barrier concrete applications also eliminates basement dampness. InfraStop® creates a thermal break between the ground and the foundation wall stopping heat loss to the outside. It is quick and easy to install with basic tools. The product is also safe to handle and work with.

    Installation Method

    1. Unroll Ultra Concrete Barrier Foil horizontally on the outside of foundation.
    2. Secure the insulation to the foundation using fasteners or adhesive.
    3. Seal all seams created with reflective foil tape. 3" roll width is easiest in these applications
    4. Back fill soil as usual.

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