Log Cabin Roof Renovation Success

Log Cabin Restored with Help of EcoFoil Annie used perforated radiant barrier foil to reduce energy costs in the log cabin.   Annie Rieken has worked on the restoration of many historic structures during her career as a professional archeologist and architectural historian. When it came time for Annie and her husband David to tackle their own historic restoration – the roof renovation of their 1850s log cabin – Annie began researching insulative options for their project. When Annie came across EcoFoil perforated radiant barrier, she found a product that checked all her roof renovation project's boxes: eco-friendly, stable, sustainable,...

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Jul 10, 2018

5 Helpful Energy Saving Tips for the New Year and Beyond

Austin Dopp EcoFoil BUF™ With 2017 in the rearview mirror, we head into a New Year. It seems every New Year brings about some sort of unknown information about the 365 days ahead. For some, choosing to sit back and let whatever happens happen, is more than okay. Others like to have a plan for nearly anything and everything that potentially could happen. I tend to fit into both of the aforementioned categories, but this New Year, I know one thing is true. I have been researching energy saving tips everywhere. At the beginning of last month my family and...

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Jan 16, 2018

Yurt - What is a Yurt and How Can One Be Insulated?

At EcoFoil we are all about innovation and helping people live an eco-friendly life. There is an increasing interest in alternative housing and we are proud to have been a part of the Tiny r(E)volution, which promotes a life of simplicity. Like tiny homes, many people are choosing yurt homes because of their low cost, portability, and sustainability.     What is a Yurt?   A Yurt, also known as a Ger, originated in Mongolia roughly 1,000 years ago. Nomads in Central Asia lived in round structures that consisted of wooden accordion-like frames covered with layers of felt and a canvas...

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Dec 22, 2017

Attic Door Insulation - Draft Cap

Attic Door Insulation Pull down attic stairs are the largest gap in home insulation, increasing heat loss in the winter and heat gain in the summer. Attic door insulation is a vital and convenient way to lower your utility bills by eliminating air leaks around your attic door. The cracks and crevices around your attic stairs allow cold or hot air to infiltrate the conditioned space of your home thereby decreasing efficiency. For this reason, EcoFoil sells Draft Cap - Attic Stair Insulation Cover. Draft Cap - Attic Stair Insulation Cover   Not only does your attic door allow for drafts,...

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Dec 19, 2017

HVAC Duct Insulation

EcoFoil R8 HVAC Duct Wrap Stop Wasting Money! Stop wasting money with un-insulated HVAC ducting in areas of your home. Many homes have duct work in places such as attics, basements, or crawlspaces. Extreme temperatures decrease the efficiency of heating and cooling systems and will drastically shorten the life of your furnace/air conditioner. There is a simple solution that will decrease your impact on the environment and save you money! EcoFoil R-8 HVAC Duct Wrap Insulation is a high performance product that gives you an unprecedented R-8 of protection against thermal transfer.  Unlike any other product on the market, the secret to...

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Dec 13, 2017


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Dec 12, 2017

Ask the Expert: Is Bubble Wrap Good for Insulation?

Austin Dopp EcoFoil BUF™ Is bubble wrap good for insulation?   In short, the answer to this question is, yes! At EcoFoil we get this question quite often and our response is the same each time. We start off with a little education on what our bubble insulations are and how they work. We then discuss the size of rolls we have, as well as what finish our rolls come in. Lastly, we discuss how easy it is to install the product. Before we know it, there is another bubble insulation lover out there.     EcoFoil Single Bubble vs EcoFoil Double...

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Dec 05, 2017

What Causes Condensation in Metal Buildings?

The Truth About Condensation in Metal Buildings: If you’ve spent a lot of time in metal buildings, you’ve probably noticed some moisture on the walls, or maybe even water dripping from the ceiling. This is condensation, which happens when the air cannot hold all of the existing moisture. As the metal cools the air around it, the cooler air is less capable of holding moisture, which causes drops of water to accumulate on the walls or roofline. High levels of interior moisture can result from various causes. Some of which include, inefficient heating or cooling systems, the way in which...

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Nov 27, 2017

What do I Need to Use When Installing Reflective Insulation?

Application of EcoFoil Reflective Insulation The first thing to take into consideration when installing radiant barriers or reflective insulation is to determine where you want it installed. Since radiant barriers and reflective insulation can virtually be installed in any interior application where an air gap is present, the list of installation options is quite long. While both radiant barriers and reflective insulations are durable products that will not easily tear, they cut easily with a pair of scissors or a sharp utility knife. When it comes to attaching the product to either wood or metal, it is important to use...

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Nov 16, 2017

Ask The Expert: Why is Perforated Radiant Barrier Needed in Attics?

Austin Dopp EcoFoil BUF™ The most important thing to decide when choosing a radiant barrier is where you want to use it. If you’re looking to reduce heating & cooling costs by installing radiant barrier in your attic, look no further than EcoFoil Perforated Radiant Barrier. Perforated radiant barrier works by reflecting radiant heat back to its source, which in this case would be back towards the sun in the summer, and back down into your home in the winter. This product is unique because of its tiny grid of holes, or perforations, which enable your attic to “breathe”. This is very important, as...

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Nov 13, 2017

How Does a Radiant Barrier Work?

Austin Dopp EcoFoil BUF™ It is safe to say that radiant barriers may be one of the most misconstrued energy-saving products in the marketplace today. A radiant barrier is a layer of metallic foil that blocks radiated heat, assisting in the energy performance of a building. In short, do these products save energy? Yes, but it is very important to understand certain things about radiant barriers. First, since Ecofoil Radiant Barrier reflects 96% of radiant heat does not mean it will reduce your bills by 96% each month. The other thing of importance is to understand how radiant barriers work....

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Nov 10, 2017

Ask The Expert: What Makes Under Slab Insulation Unique?

Austin Dopp Ecofoil BUF™ At EcoFoil, we get many calls. Out of curiosity, we ask customers what they plan to use our product for. To our surprise, we hear many customers say they are wanting to use our standard bubble insulations underneath a concrete slab in conjunction with radiant heat. We appreciate these calls as they give us an opportunity to educate customers on what products should be used and why. When insulating under a concrete slab, the clear cut #1 answer is EcoFoil Under Slab Insulation. You may be thinking, “What is the difference between EcoFoil Bubble Insulation and...

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Nov 07, 2017

Eco-Friendly Insulation for Tiny Houses

With the average home hovering around an average 2,700 square feet in 2015, the tiny house movement is countering the norm and going smaller. The average tiny house is between 100 to 500 sq ft. Many Tiny House owners go small to obtain financial freedom with a small home footprint. It’s a minimalist lifestyle that’s meant to be affordable and eco-friendly.   Being eco-friendly is a huge perk for Tiny House owners as they try and reduce their environmental footprint. Houses and buildings use 41 percent of our nation’s energy, and much of that energy is wasted due to outdated building...

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Mar 22, 2016

6 Ways to Use Your Leftover EcoFoil Insulation

Barb Rawson, Product Specialist I was speaking with a customer and she recently completed an insulation project in her crawl space using the EcoFoil Double Bubble Insulation and had random pieces left over. She did not want to throw them away and wanted to repurpose them and be Eco friendly instead. I shared with her a few of the many alternative uses for extra EcoFoil. 1. Outdoor Pet Home We all love our family pet and want to help keep them warm in the winter and cool in the summer.  Using that left over EcoFoil Single Bubble Foil Insulation on...

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Feb 19, 2016

Ask The Expert: How Do I Install Radiant Barrier in My Attic?

Barb Rawson, Product Specialist I have customers ask me this on a daily basis. Many people are unsure of whether their EcoFoil perforated radiant barrier should be installed on the rafters or on the floor of the attic. Both applications will work to keep radiant heat out of your home. However there are some things that need to be taken into consideration when choosing which method is best for your situation. The first question I ask is, “What area of the country do you live in?” This tells me a lot about what the consumer is looking for. A large...

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Feb 15, 2016