WE INSULATE YOU.Understanding Reflective Insulation!

What is Reflective Insulation?

Reflective insulation is a type of material that reduces radiant heat transfer. Unlike traditional insulation that primarily resists conductive heat flow, reflective insulation reflects radiant heat instead of absorbing it.

When it comes to the material composition, reflective insulation typically consists of a thin layer of reflective material, such as aluminum foil, applied to a substrate material like plastic film, cardboard, or polyethylene bubbles. The reflective surface faces an air gap, which enhances its effectiveness. Reflecting radiant heat away from its surface is effective in spaces where there is a large temperature difference between the inside and outside environments.

Reflective insulation is commonly used in:

  • Attics
  • Walls
  • Ducts
  • Radiant Floor Heating

Key Advantages of Reflective Insulation

Reflective insulation reflects up to 97% of radiant heat when properly installed, making it effective in reducing heat transfer.
Moisture Resistance
Some types of reflective insulation can also act as a vapor barrier, which will help prevent moisture infiltration into the building.
Energy Efficiency
Reflective insulation helps maintain more stable indoor temperatures, reducing the load on heating and cooling systems.

Contact our local reflective insulation experts at Kinzler to discuss your project and receive a free quote.

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