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  • Advantages to Using Bubble Foil Metal Roof Insulation

    Using reflective insulation as your metal roof insulation has several advantages. Traditional insulation is generally applied directly to the roof deck. Issues regarding condensation occur when the insulation is compressed and vapor tight seams are present. Condensation caused by higher humidity decreases the thermal performance. Corrosion and other related problems exist until the insulation has to be removed.

    Reflective insulation applied with a thermal break to stop the metal to metal conduction inhibits condensation problems by keeping the exposed insulation surfaces above the moisture causing dew point. Other benefits to working with foil insulation are the products thermal performance, it is mildew resistant, easy to install, also safe and environmentally friendly.

    Browse our categories under metal buildings and pole barns for more information. Per square foot price, performance, and ease of installation make foil insulation a good option for insulating any metal building or barn.

  • Grand Opening - Concrete Slab & Radiant Heat Insulation

    InsulationStop opens Concrete Slabs & Radiant Heat Insulation, a store where the concrete contractor or homeowner can get low cost concrete slab insulation that is easy to install.

    The benefits of working with cellular bubble foil insulate under slabs is simple. The product gives you an R-Value of 1.1. Compared to other types of insulation this may seem low. But when you look at the cost, ease of installation, and other attributes, this may be the right insulation for your job.

    Our layered concrete slab insulation easily installs over uneven grade. It provides the needed vapor barrier so you won't require that. And, it's an approved radon barrier. It ships in rolls easily right to your door. Look at our concrete slab insulation for your next project and enjoy shopping at the new Concrete Slab & Radiant Heat Insulation Store.

  • Foil Insulation, Fire, and Fire Rating Video

    In the radiant barrier world, there is a lot of talk about fire ratings. Here's an important video regarding fire rating with bubble foil insulation. Intertek is a worldwide group of testing laboratories for the textile, footwear, toys, petroleum and chemical industries. Covertech is the manufacturer of rFoil. This is worth watching. All of the products we sell on the InsulationStop or any of our stores, pass this fire testing. All of the insulation we sell is approved by the Reflective Insulation Manufacturers Association or RIMA.

  • Reflective Insulation - Cold Climate Study

    In an earlier blog post this week, we stated "Provided your barn is not in a sub-artic climate, foil insulation keeps heat out in the summer months and keeps heat in during the winter months".

    We wanted to get back to the discussion of radiant barrier technology in sub-artic climates. The topic has been researched and tests have been completed. The CCHRC or Cold Climate Housing Research Center has produced a literature piece, Reflective Insulation in Cold Climates of their findings.

    CCHRC concludes that for well-insulated buildings in cold climates, the use of reflective insulation adds very little to the overall R-value of the building envelope.

    At InsulationStop, we could not agree more. It is worth the explanation as to why the CCHRC's findings are fairly obvious though. First, they compared a well insulated building in determining the results.

    The more insulated a building is, the less impact adding additional insulation has. This is the same for changing to reflective insulation or adding more of the existing insulation. We would expect these results to be obvious. The law of diminishing returns states that the more insulation you add, your increases will become less significant.

    In contrast, more temperate climates such as in the continental US, adding reflective insulation in your barn in Illinois for instance when there is no existing insulation can be an excellent, low cost option. Or in central Texas, when attic temperatures are over 140°F in the summer, radiant barriers are almost a guarantee.

    In summary, it's important to look at your climate and how it influences your heating and cooling needs. Reflective insulation is still useful in all climates wherever you want to stop radiant heat transfer although we agree probably less in Alaska, in already well insulated buildings. Here's a link to their radiant barrier cold climate study.

  • Cheap and Easy Barn Insulation

    Do you need some insulation? Are you building a pole barn? We offer the best solution on the market if you need to insulate your barn or an area within.

    Our Tempshield pole barn insulation is reflective, keeps heat out in the summer and reflects interior heat back in during colder seasons. When looking across at all of the types of insulation available, reflective insulation gives you the most initial insulation value at the least cost to you. Or you can add it to your buildings existing insulation package and get the benefits of utilizing a radiant barrier.

    Provided your barn is not in a sub-artic climate, foil insulation keeps heat out in the summer months and keeps heated spaces warmer or heat in during the winter months. It's your low cost option to get the most bang for your buck when deciding to insulate your building. In most cases you can add additional insulation without disturbing your installation. If not, our Tempshied insulation can always be reused.

    We can custom make rolls to ten foot lengths or use the standard four foot bubble pack insulation rolls. We have industry leading prices combined with free delivery. Click or call us today.

  • The InsulationStop Difference: Why Buy From Us?

    It all boils down to one thing. Trust. Trust us when we say we have the best products. In every product category we sell in, our products always meet and often surpass that of other products on the market. Plus, we don't private label our material so you always know what you are getting and from where. We sell Tempshield and rFoil reflective cellular bubble foil and radiant barrier insulation. Tempshield is made right here in the United States and rFoil is made right across the border in Toronto, Canada. For questions you can always call us AND the manufacturer if you require. It's always good to know where your material comes from and that's not always easy when purchasing reflective insulation.

    Trust us when we say we have the best pricing on the best products. We take the time and hassle right out of your shopping experience and offer you free delivery. The price you see on the product pages is the price you will pay. It shouldn't take you longer than a minute or two to get pricing for what you need on our website. Anytime you can't find the best price, please contact us directly.

    We want to make sure we provide you the fastest shopping experience we can. When you are ready to buy, load up your cart and put your order in. Your order ships from one of our distribution points and delivers in 3-5 business days to anywhere in the continental US.

    Both InsulationStop and the manufacturers we purchase from are members of the Reflective Insulation Manufacturer's Association or RIMA which sets quality standards and participates on national and local levels of building code and governmental agencies. We are the only distributor online supplying RIMA approved insulation products.

  • Bubble Foil Insulation Availabe at the NEW Bubble Foil World

    Practically everyone has a use for bubble foil or bubble pack insulation. Use it for packaging and shipping. Use it for temperature control in long term storage.

    On the construction side, foil insulation can be used anywhere in conjunction with radiant heat and many other applications. Wrapping hot water heater and pipes is a great, low cost energy saving project.

    Anywhere you need temperature control you can use our Tempshield reflective insulation. Bubble Foil World is an online store that lets you easily choose the right products. We offer bubble foil insulation in four styles and several sizes, all at the best delivered price to you. Visit our store or contact us today.

  • A Comprehensive Review of Radiant Barrier Research Including Laboratory and Field Experiments

    Do you ever wonder how the insulation in your home works? This concept is one of the most challenging topics to explain to consumers. Explaining radiant heat and radiant barrier technology can be even more difficult as the transfer of radiant heat is invisible. It is also sometimes difficult to explain how using this technology in your insulation will save you money. But it can, and it does.

    An excellent article was recently released, A Comprehensive Review of Radiant Barrier Research Including Laboratory and Field Experiments, by Mario A Medina, PH.D., P.E. Dr. Medina is a member of ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers). Dr. Medina is also an associate professor in the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering at the University of Kansas.

    This is a must read for consumers who want to better understand radiant barriers and how the technology works to improve energy consumption in homes and buildings. Although some of the information is complicated, much of it can be absorbed easily by those who are interested. This review is hot off the press. Please enjoy.

  • Pole Barns and Steel and Metal Building Insulation Advantages

    Using bubble foil or bubble pack insulation has certain advantages in pole barns, post frame buildings, and steel and metal buildings. Traditional insulations are typically installed directly to the roof deck. Condensation has been known to occur where they are applied in contact with the roof deck, especially if compression and vapor tight seams are present. Condensation caused by high humidity can cause corrosion, decreased thermal performance, possible mold and mildew. This results in extra labor and added material expense that can be costly.

    Reflective insulations applied in pole barns, post frame, and metal and steel buildings with a thermal break prevent metal to metal thermal bridging. This inhibits condensation problems by keeping the exposed insulation surface above dew point. Other benefits to installing reflective insulations are they are mildew resistant, have great thermal performance, are easy to install, and are safe and environmentally friendly. The material also resists rodents and nesting, provides a vapor retarder, and improves lighting.

  • Radiant Barrier Applications in our Everyday Use

    Used not only in construction, radiant barrier technology is all around us. Take a look at this list of applications broken out by industry we came across. Which one do you need reflective insulation for?

     Industrial: •Laboratories •HVAC Ducts •Pipes •Boilers •Tanks •Heat Shields Agricultural: •Pole Barns •Post Frame Construction •Metal Buildings •Incubators •Chicken Coops •Livestock Trailers
     Shipping: •Protects temperature-sensitive cargo: (candy, cigarettes, fruit, vegetables, meat, ice cream, dairy, pharmaceuticals, coffee) •Reefers •Railroad Cars •Box Liners •Thermal Bags •Thermal Mailers Food Service: •Transportation •Commercial Kitchens •Freezers and Coolers •Ovens •Delivery Bags •Packaged Food Wrap
     Automotive / RV •Conversion Vans •Headliners / Door Panels / Firewall •RV •Sunshields OEM: •Modular Buildings •Canvas Buildings •Heat Shields •Spas / Saunas •Coolers / Food Service Bags
     Additionally: •Aviation •Survival Gear

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