Reflective Insulation Products That Will Keep Your Metal Building Cool

Do you want to keep your metal building cool without increasing energy costs? Over the years, more and more companies have been seeking the solution to keeping the metal building cool while still keeping energy costs low. The solution that they have come up with is called reflective insulation products. Since they have been discovered, they have become very popular among many companies and are used almost everywhere. This product is keeping buildings cool while keeping costs down.

The way it works is by reducing the transfer of heat across a building’s air spaces. It is manufactured with highly reflective surfaces. 95-97 percent of the radiant heat that strikes the surface is reflected, and only 3 to 5 percent of the heat is emitted through the insulation.

The types of heat transfers are conduction, convection and radiation. Conduction is the transfer of heat between two contacting surfaces. An example would be a steel pot being warmed on an electric range. Convection is the transfer of heat by the flow of air or fluid. An example would be a room warmed by the hot air from the vent of a central heating unit. Radiation is the transfer of heat by infrared radiation across an air space. An example would be the dashboard of a closed car heated by sunlight.

The major benefits of reflective insulation are that in hot summers, heat that is radiated through the roof will keep temperatures inside the metal building much cooler. And in winter, the heat that is reflected off the insulation’s shiny surface will go back into the building so this way heat will stay in the building. In order to maximize performance of the reflective insulation, it must be properly installed with an air space that faces one foil side of the product. Aside from the popular benefits of this product, it also has many other wonderful features such as: it is easy to install, which results in low labor cost. It is light weight and can be cut to fit any metal building.

It can be installed over other insulation to increase insulation or to improve building’s appearance. The reflective surface can reduce interior lighting requirement by 35 percent which will reduce energy costs. Also, low moisture transfer will improve the overall thermal performance of the metal building. If this is the solution you have been waiting for and you like to reduce energy bills, consider this to suit your metal building and have your energy costs lowered.

Reflective insulation products can be used almost anywhere and in any type of climate, especially in the states where excessive heat can send energy costs through the roof. These materials are tested under the ASTM 1224 Standard Specifications for reflective insulation for all metal building applications. Also, included is the fire test. For more information on this product, please contact rima@rima.net.

You can also visit us at: http://www.norsteel.com.

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