NOTE: This product is not recommended for use in attics as condensation can occur. Learn why perforated radiant barrier is the correct choice for use in attic installations.
Specifications for Solid Radiant Barrier
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|Fire Rating||Class 1/ Class A (ASTM E84-09)|
|Emissivity||0.04 (ASTM C1371-04A)|
|Water Vapor Transmission||0.027 Perms (ASTM E96-05)|
|Corrosiveness||Pass (ASTM D3310-00)|
|Bleeding / Delamination||None (ASTM C1313-05)|
|Pliability||No Cracking (ASTM C1313-05)|
|Resistance to Fungi||Does not promote growth (ASTM C1338-08)|
|Tensile Strength||Length: 27.34 lbs, Width: 16.31 lbs. (ASTM D2261)|
|Temp Range||-50F to 180F (ASTM C411)|
How It Works
Radiant barrier is the only product on the market that actually blocks radiant heat transfer. Sometimes called reflective foil insulation, EcoFoil is manufactured using 99% pure aluminum that is chemically bonded to a tear-proof scrim poly substrate, making it easy to work with and virtually indestructible.
Radiant barrier foil insulation has two properties that give it supreme performance against the transfer of radiant heat.
- Both sides of radiant barrier consist of metalized aluminum which reflects or blocks nearly 97% of radiant heat from transferring through the barrier.
- The emissivity of a material refers to how much heat is absorbed and radiated from its surface.
- The natural elements of metalized aluminum foil insulation result in a very low emmitance of heat energy.
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