Radiant Barrier Insulation Blog - InsulationStop.com
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.
- Between Joist or Stud: Staple Tab Method
- Over Joist and Stud: Square Edge Method
#1: Between Joist or Stud: Staple Tab Method
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.
- Measure individual stud or joist bays and cut insulation.
- Push insulation approximately 1/2" into bay and staple the insulation using the staple tab.
- Tape all seams with foil insulation tape.
- Attach and install drywall or finish surface as usual.
#2: Over Joist & Stud: Square Edge Method
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.
- Run insulation perpendicular to the studs or joists.
- Staple at every joist or stud at least 1/2" into the cavity.
- Tape all seams with reflective foil insulation tape.
- Installation instructions for basement wall applications.
- Installation instructions for radiant barrier house wrap applications.
- Installation instructions for using reflective foil insulation under radiant heat in concrete slab applications.
There are many reasons to insulate crawlspaces with InfraStop® insulation. Using Foil Double Bubble InfraStop® reduces heat loss and keeps floors warmer. It also prevents condensation from causing mold and bacterial growth as well as prevents ground moisture from causing dry-rot. InfraStop® is an excellent vapor and radon barrier and deters insects and rodents from nesting.
Method #1: Between Joists:
- Do not use fibrous insulation between your floor joists.
- Using 16" wide rFoil Double Bubble Foil with Staple Tabs, staple the material between the joists, 2-4" beneath the sub-floor.
- Seal the ends using 3" wide tape.
- If the width of the joists are irregular, consider using a 36" or 48" roll of material and cutting to fit.
Method #2: Under Joists
- Staple InfraStop® Double Bubble Foil to the Ring Box Joist
- Run the InfraStop® along the underside of the joists, stapling to the joists every 4-6".
- Seal all of the seams using 3" wide reflective foil tape.
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.
- Unroll Ultra Concrete Barrier Foil horizontally on the outside of foundation.
- Secure the insulation to the foundation using fasteners or adhesive.
- Seal all seams created with reflective foil tape. 3" roll width is easiest in these applications
- Back fill soil as usual.
- A brief article explaining the differences between single and double bubble reflective insulation. The purpose is to inform consumers so they may make the best possible decisions.
- Our thoughts on the uses and applications for our radiant barrier and reflective foil insulation products.
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It may not look like much now. But, it will soon have the same look and feel of our main site coupled with a wide open platform to post, comment, and receive comments on all aspects of our business.
Our customers will enjoy an open forum where they can share their projects or follow our posts. New customers or anyone interested in radiant barrier insulation will have a place to begin or end their research regarding this exciting form of insulation.We intend for this median to be a more informal but still professional area where we can listen, learn, and speak to our customers.
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