Metal Building Insulation
Provides Energy Cost Savings and Improves Interior Comfort
Our leading reflective industrial building insulation and radiant heat barrier products: AstroShield, Astro-Armour, and R+HEATSHIELD reduce radiant heat transfer, provide energy cost savings and improve interior comfort. Reflective insulation and radiant barrier products block 95 percent of radiant heat, which keeps spaces cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter, as well as keeping costs down.
AstroShield (previously known as Astro Foil) is composed of one or two layers of polyethylene bubble that is sandwiched between two reflective sheets, one or both of which are composed of a strong metalized aluminum polyester film.
Astro-Armour is made with high density polyethylene foam sandwiched between a white woven polyethylene with U.V. and thermal inhibitors on one side, and a highly reflective metalized film on the other side.
R +HEATSHIELD is a radiant heat barrier insulation made from woven polyethylene film covered with metalized aluminum film.
The main difference between reflective insulation (RI) and radiant heat barrier (RB) products is the application. Reflective insulation core consists of air spaces between the reflective surfaces and is typically installed in building envelopes as a primary insulation. In some circumstances it is installed in combination with mass insulation to improve the R-Value and performance by creating a hybrid insulation system. Radiant barriers are used to help stop heat gain and heat loss in a structure without adding additional R-Value. Reflective insulation and radiant barrier can be used as vapor barriers in a building envelope.
Pole barns and pre-engineered steel buildings are a perfect application for our metal building insulation because they keep buildings cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter while also providing a vapor barrier to help reduce condensation.
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