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Reflective Foil Insulation & Wall Wrap
Reflective foil insulation acts as a radiant barrier. It is primarily installed in homes to reduce summer heat gain and reduce cooling costs. The foil wrap insulation consist of a highly reflective material that reflects radiant heat rather than absorbing it. Reflective foil insulation in combination with thermal insulation segments are a perfect combination.
Note: Pricewise Insulation does not currently supply reflective foil insulation in New Zealand. This page is for information purposes only.
Reflective foil acts as secondary protective skin
Reflective foil insulation and breather wall wrap products provide a secondary protective skin for your home which can reduce draughts and help make your home more comfortable. The foil wrap insulation protects the building structure from the elements prior to the application of the external cladding, and acts as a secondary protective layer against rain and dust after the construction has been completed.
Foil wrap insulation can increase R-value
Reflective foil insulation can provide an additional R-value by using an air cavity in the building frame. Contact us for advice on how you could implement bulk thermal insulation in combination with reflective foil insulation to maximise the thermal insulating effect.
Breather wall wrap increasingly popular
Where air transfer from each side of the membrane is required and unclassified water barrier properties are acceptable, breather wall wrap products are considered to be the best option. Homes in cooler climates with a high insulation value run the risk of condensation problems in the construction. Breather insulation foils allow the construction to breath allowing possible condensation to escape and dry up.
Reflective foil insulation helps to:
+ protect your home from rain & dust
+ improve on-site work flow efficiency by allowing some internal trades to commence work before the tile and cladding are applied
+ increase the thermal insulation value