Reflective Insulation

Reflective insulation is a kind of material that works as a thermal insulation coating providing at least single reflective surface that creates the air gap between the closed inner environment and outer hot surface. Such types of reflective insulations are generally made from pure aluminum foil supported through various backing materials such as hard foam, air bubble polyethylene film, plastic material or cardboard. This reflective insulation is not only useful for hotter climate to prevent the unwanted heat entering inside the house but similarly it works on colder climate where it gives better inner insulation and prevent the hooter inner temperature to loss against the outer colder one.

To take a view on how this insulation material works, we need to be precise on three types of heat transfer that occurs, that is convection, conduction and radiation. Convection heat transfer is mainly done through the air movement; conduction is through the touching that occurs through touching and thermal radiation that happens through the electromagnetic waves.

Reflective insulations are the material that is specially designed for reducing heat transfer that occurs through radiation that is thermal heat transfer. It is mainly done by introducing another layer or surface that reflects the radiation towards it’s source and prevent entering inside through air gap. In most of this arrangements of reflective insulation material the reflective surface are placed facing towards the air space, stopping the thermal energy being absorbed by thermal material. Another important arrangement is air gap. In absent of air gap, the heat that is absorbed by the material will transmit inside. In hotter climate situations, it is wise to introduce the reflective insulation material in attic or upper surface to prevent the heat transfer from rood deck to the inner closed body. It helps to reduce the overall solar heat radiation absorption within a building. However, in colder atmosphere, we face a different situation, where inner closed atmosphere lose heat basically through most of the components of the house like roof, window, attic, shelter and more. As most of the inner heat transfer occurs in this way, reflective insulation material helps stopping such transfer through the air gap it has on installation between attic and its surface. To understand the working of reflective insulation let us take a house where the insulation is already installed. If you create an one inch air gap between the house wall or ceiling and reflective material on one side, you can have an almost 97% of heat reflection through the insulation material and prevent your home getting hotter or colder based on outer atmosphere. Not only this, most of the insulation material has several other advantages like acting against moisture problems, acting as a vapor barrier. So, when you apply this material it not only gives you the action against unwanted gain or loss of heat but also prevents your house from vapor and moisture problems.

Aerolam Insulations offer professional energy solutions for domestic and industrial requirements by offering various insulation materials at competitive cost. We have various single bubble reflective insulation and double reflective insulation material for full swing requirement of your heat insulation in all weather. Our reflective insulation material are less in weight and easy to install.