Radiant Barrier Insulation Blog - InsulationStop.com

  • Insulation for Yurt Manufacturers

    Reflective Foil Yurt InsulationYurt building incorporates radiant barrier technology in its building design. By utilizing foil insulation, specifically bubble pack insulation, a radiant barrier is created keeping heat in or out depending on your climate. Whatever exterior layer used is also insulation acting primarily as a thermal break by blocking air movement. This is the basic insulation system used in yurt building. There are also some fiberglass roof insulation systems being used as well.

    Our Tempshield bubble foil insulation is the perfect product for your yurts. Made right here in the United States, it is the best quality product on the market. And at our prices, the best priced too. Click here for our contact page to obtain a sample.

    So if you are involved in the construction, design, or occupancy of yurts and want to source the best insulation please visit our website. Your ordering size does not matter. We are set up to get you the best price on the best quality Tempshield bubble foil yurt insulation at any volume. Click here for a single roll of foil bubble pack roll stock.

    Thanks for shopping at the InsulationStop, the leader in radiant barrier and reflective foil insulation products.

  • Retrofit Foil Insulation for Steel & Metal Buildings

    If you are outfitting your metal or steel building with insulation after it is constructed, reflective foil insulation may be a great choice for you. Your building may never have been insulated originally due to costs. Or, maybe you now plan to heat a portion of the building. Either way, reflective bubble foil insulation for steel and metal buildings is probably the most economical way to retrofit your structure and get you insulation value. There are many products on the market but nothing installs faster or more economically than our Tempshield foil insulation.

    Hover your mouse over the "Steel Building" image in the center of the page to see applications for your metal or steel building. Reflective both sides is for insulation that has foil on both sides. Reflective one side is one side reflective, the other white. White is used when you want a white interior facing to be exposed. Browse our different applications to understand how you can retrofit your building today.

    Order online or call us with any questions. Thank you for shopping at the InsulationStop, your leader in radiant barrier and reflective foil insulation products.

  • Buying Foil Insulation & Radiant Barriers at Home Depot or Lowe's?

    As Home Depot and Lowe's continue to battle it out for mass merchant supremacy, it's no longer noted how much their emergence and continued growth has changed the marketplace.

    Fifteen years ago, building materials were sold primarily through your local lumberyard. They in turn were supplied by specialty building material distributors; a millwork distributor whose service area would include one city up to an entire US region would provide all of the doors, windows, trim, columns, etc. A lumber distributor would provide all of the lumber and so forth.

    Today much of this has changed. Home Depot and Lowe's have captured most of this market. All of the products they stock are lower in cost than you can find in a lumberyard. And, the price difference is generally significant. Coupled with great locations in urban areas and longer hours, it's easy to see why consumers shop their stores.

    This has closed many lumberyards over the years. The change in the supply line has put many distributors out of business or distinctly changed their business. Manufacturers as well as Home Depot and Lowe's themselves have created or purchased their own distribution facilities. The older way of doing business is over.

    What's left of the old distribution chain and the supply houses that survived? They sell some of the same products these two mass merchants stock only at a higher price. The focus has been on products the home centers do not stock. On all specialty products or special order products you can generally still do better at your local supply house. Throughout this evolution good supply houses have perfected their quality and service so they can deliver their product as low as the market will bear.

    For specialty insulation, this is where we step in. We are your supply house for radiant barriers and reflective cellular or bubble foil insulation. We are available to you locally in Indianapolis, IN and Albany, NY. We ship right to you anyway. We offer the best products anywhere, guaranteed. We offer these products at the best prices guaranteed.

    Neither the Home Depot, Lowe's, nor your local supply house in most cases has these products ready for you right on the floor. They can bring them in for you. But you won't get the best price, and there is no guarantee on the best product. Plus, bringing them in means you still have to pick them up and transportation can become an issue, especially on larger orders.

    Shop with us at the InsulationStop for your radiant barrier and foil insulation products. Whether commercial or residential, big or small we have the experience and products you require.  We specialize in getting you the best insulation at the best prices right to you.

    We're a supply house that can still get you what you need. Business the old way, with the old people, and the material and prices are still good.

  • The History of Radiant Barriers for Wall Cavities

    When it comes to insulation, there are products and the applications they are installed in. The specific applications determines the product used and vice versa. Staple tab is a unique product design that allows bubble foil insulation to be installed correctly and efficiently in a wall cavity. Here's some great information on the history of radiant barrier use inside walls, ceilings, and crawlspaces.

    The modern day staple tab insulation is standard double bubble foil insulation manufactured with a tab or extra material in order for the insulation to fit between studs or joists. This allows you to use radiant barriers in your walls and ceilings. You use the tabs to staple the insulation inside the cavity at whatever depth you require. This guarantees at least one airspace is created, giving you an ideal radiant barrier installation.

    This concept is certainly not new. Years ago, testing labs and government agencies such as the National Institute of Standards & Technology discovered how effectively radiant barriers worked using dead airspaces in building construction. This technology was even more effective if there were multiple reflective layers. This led to the development of accordion aluminum foil insulation. Over 300,000,000 square feet of accordion foil insulation was manufactured and installed in the 1940's and 50's here in the United States. Two notable examples from this time are the Frank Sinatra residence in Palm Springs California (Harry Williams & Sons, architect). Another is the student housing at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT.

    Today, the same technology is used in the same applications only the product has changed. Now reflective cellular insulation is the low cost, affordable way to install radiant barrier insulation in a wall or ceiling cavity. This is why staple tab is used with great results in walls and ceilings. The product comes in 16", 18" 24", and 48" widths allowing you to insulate any cavity. Staple tab insulation is the leading product used for radiant heat applications and crawlspaces as well.

    Take a look at some of the accordion insulation images of yesterday compared to the staple tab insulation today. You will see the applications have not changed at all, only the product has.

  • Radiant Barrier Technology, Multi-Layer Insulation & Spacecraft

    MLI blankets on the Mars Reconnaissance OrbiterThe connection between radiant barriers and NASA or the space program and reflective insulation is not quite accurate.  Sure, radiant barrier technology became important to the space program but aluminum foil insulation was already available in the construction industry 30 years earlier, as far back as 1940.

    In many cases you will hear that the current radiant barrier technology used in today’s construction industry stemmed from our missions to space and unfortunately that is not true.  What is true is that many consumer goods were created after NASA worked with the technology.  This is what people are identifying with.

    Here is where we stand today. The current use of radiant barrier technology in space exploration is now defined as multi-layer insulation or MLI.

    “Multi-layer insulation, or MLI, is thermal insulation composed of multiple layers of thin sheets often used on spacecraft. It is one of the main items of the spacecraft thermal design, primarily intended to reduce heat loss by thermal radiation. In its basic form, it does not appreciably insulate against other thermal losses such as heat conduction or convection. It is therefore commonly used on satellites and other applications in vacuum where conduction and convection are much less significant and radiation dominates. MLI gives many satellites and other space probes the appearance of being covered with gold foil.”

    Click here to read the entire Wikipedia article on multi-layer Insulation

  • 7 Important Safety Tips for the Installation of Radiant Barrier, Reflective Insulation, or IRCCs

    Here's a link to the 7 Important Safety Tips for the Installation of Radiant Barrier, Reflective Insulation, or IRCCs.

    It's a short piece that covers valuable information pertaining to general safety, safety regarding conduction, and water vapor transmission. We recommend the read for anyone involved in radiant barriers and reflective insulation.

  • Insulate Walls, Ceilings, Crawlspaces with Staple Tab Bubble Foil

    What is staple tab? Staple tab refers to an option in the product design that allows the insulation to recess into the stud or joist bay. The "staple tab" is a run of extra material or a tab that you can staple to. The insulation fits recessed slightly in the wall cavity and stapled to the inside of the stud or joist. Creating this airspace is critical for maximum effectiveness.

    As radiant barrier technology is all about reflectivity and airspaces it is important to note that there are only two ways to insulate finished walls and ceilings with reflective foil and keep the recommended air spacing. The first is again using staple tab or "ST" insulation, where you recess the insulation in the stud of joist bay then apply the finished interior wall material. This ensures at least one airspace. You may have an additional airspace on the exterior side depending on your wall construction. This further improves the effectiveness of the insulation.

    The second is with furring strips. Apply squared edge reflective insulation perpendicular to the studs or joists. After insulation is installed, run furring strips over the joists or studs before applying finishing material. This ensures keeping the correct airspace no matter what happens on the opposite side of the insulation. For hollow walls and ceilings the furring strips are not necessary as the airspace is the hollow section before the exterior building material. However utilizing furring strips in this example would be ideal because two airspaces would exist, again further improving the insulation's effectiveness.

    Staple Tab Insulation - Exterior Wall 2" x 4" Construction
    Staple Tab Insulation - Exterior Wall 2" x 6" Construction
    Staple Tab Insulation - Masonry Wall R-3.7 to R-6.1
    Staple Tab Insulation: Knee Wall R-16 or R-19 Application

    Staple tab foil insulation comes in 16", 18", and 24" widths to accommodate various stud and joist bay widths. This allows you to insulate any wall, ceiling, or crawlspace. Here are some links to specific applications with installation instructions.

    Insulating walls and ceilings is done in new construction or remodeling projects. Crawlspaces however can be insulated anytime. If you know your crawlspace is causing unwanted heat transfer, insulating with reflective foil is a low cost insulation project with maximum, lifetime returns. Take a look at these two crawlspace applications and see the performance.

    Staple Tab Insulation: Crawlspace R-17 Application
    Staple Tab Insulation: Crawlspace R-21 Application

    Thanks for shopping at the InsulationStop for your "staple tab" foil insulation, your leader in radiant barrier and reflective bubble foil insulation.

  • Free $100 Offer: Submit Video Tearing Radiant Barrier Insulation

    The NT in rFoil Radiant Barriers stands for No Tear. We would like to give some of our customers the ability to save some money or earn back some money from their purchases. If you buy or have bought rFoil NT or Ultra NT radiant barriers from us, submit a video that we can share on our blog demonstrating you trying to tear the insulation.

    The insulation is tear proof and you won't be able to. But we will reward you for the effort and the video. And that's it! We will mail you a check for $100.00. The video doesn't have to be anything fancy. It should simply show other customers you trying to tear the insulation.

    Use our contact us page for questions about our $100 Off - Radiant Barrier Video customer promotion.

  • Insulating with Radiant Barriers: Finding the Right Application

    Radiant barriers and reflective foil insulation are used in a wide variety of applications. For building materials, their use can be broken into several categories. Among these categories are exterior walls, ceilings, and crawlspaces. Staple tab foil insulation is commonly used here as the installation is similar to traditional fiberglass insulation. 

    Our layered concrete slab insulation is used in under concrete slab and in radiant heat applications. Two other categories that radiant barrier technology is commonly used in are post frame and pole barn buildings as well as metal and steel buildings. 

    We have created a page that you can easily access all of our radiant barrier applications from. We invite you to start your search here for energy saving insulation products for all your building applications. Whether commercial or residential, upgrading your insulation package can pay real dividends in the years to come.

  • Radiant Barrier Sale 48" x 25' Small Project Rolls

    For the next two weeks, we've lowered our already low price on our 48" x 25' Double Bubble Foil. Here's the 48" x 25' White Bubble Foil Sale, and the 25' Roll - Reflective Both Sides. These rolls are perfect for DIY projects like insulating garage doors and in agricultural use in pump and chicken houses.

    This 25' roll size is also excellent for the owners of recreational vehicles. Use as a removable sun shade. Try it, for $35 you'll be amazed. Get ready for this summer's camping and outdoor recreation with a radiant barrier you can easily roll up and put away. It's lightweight and the perfect size to transport. Roll it out and use on the hot, sunny days and you'll be able to tell a noticeable difference. Price includes delivery.

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