FAQ

How does a Radiant Heat Barrier really work
The best way to explain Insulations r us Radiant Barrier System is to give a few examples: Thermos Flask – Great at keeping hot drinks hot, and cold drinks cold. The tight seals and air space, eliminate conductive and convective heat, and the outer reflective surfaces re radiate the radiant heat.

Emergency Blankets – Used in survival and first aid, they are light weight reflective blankets that protect from the most extreme conditions. Hot and Cold bag – Every time you order a pizza for delivery, they are placed into a bag with reflective aluminium foil inner, this keeps the pizza warm until it reaches its destination. The same applies when you would like to keep cool drinks cold, just add ice and your cold drinks stay cold until you need them

I already have bulk insulation, do I really need a Radiant Heat Barrier?

Yes, by adding a Radiant Heat Barrier you will save on your heating and cooling expenses. You will be much more comfortable in both Simmer and Winter.

Adding an Insulations R us Radiant Heat Barrier System allows your current insulation to work more efficiently. In the Summer – Insulations R us Radiant Heat Barriers will stop 97% of the summer heat gain due to radiation across your roof space. In the Winter Insulations r us Radiant Heat Barriers in your building are effective in reducing winter heat loss. Instead of losing all the heat it will be reflected back into your home, keeping your home warmer by between 6 – 8 degrees.

How do I know how much Insulation to use?

Please contact your architect or Insulations R us friendly customer service team.

What is an 'R' - value?
An ‘R’ value is the measurement of resistance to the flow on conductive heat transfer. Since Alububble radiant Barriers are designed to work with Radiant Heat and not conductive heat they do not have an actual R value. Therefore any theoretical R – value depends on the method of installation, and the size and number of air spaces surrounding the material.
What about a foil faced bulk product, isn't that just as good as insulations R us Radiant Heat Barriers?
No The foil on the bulk is in direct contact with the roof space floor, which is the ceiling, The foil becomes more conductive when it makes contact with a solid surface. The air space facing the foil surface is of primary importance to the effectiveness of the Radiant Heat Barrier
Will Insulations R us Radiant Heat Barriers lose their effectiveness over time?
Definitely not. Traditional insulation needs to be replaced or added to after 6 – 8 years because over time it begins to settle. Alububble Radiant Heat Barriers will last the life of the roof structure they are applied to and do not settle. The ‘R’ value for the system which is given will be the ‘R’ value of the product at the end of its life cycle.
Are insulations r us Radiant Barriers 'Green Products'?
Yes. Insulations r us Radiant Heat Barriers conserve energy use which lowers your carbon-footprint, and in so doing helps the environment. They are non-carcinogenic, do not emit any gasses and are very environmentally friendly. With less heat being emitted from the roof the high energy costs of running an air conditioning unit on a hot summer’s day is greatly reduced, which means the bills will be lower an in fact it takes very little time for the radiant barrier to pay for itself.
What kind of Savings can I expect from installing insulations r us Radiant Barriers?
Your actual savings may vary due to many different factors, including: Current insulation, accessible roof space, natural shading of your home, geographic location, orientation of your home. An average savings of between 17 – 25% may be expected.

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