How it all started. There are so many people who want to save energy but are not sure how to accomplish this. Justin knew that he had to form a company to make energy saving strategies clear and easily available to every homeowner. In 2007, after a lot of in-depth research, Absolute Insulation Products was established servicing the Wichita Falls area.
Today, Absolute Insulation Products services Texas and Oklahoma, to assist commercial, small business owners and homeowners save on the energy bills while being "earth friendly" We are passionate about energy efficiency and green remodeling. We practice a "full envelope" approach to assess each home or business as an individual system making for the perfect and custom solution. We specialize in doing energy and comfort assessments quickly and efficiently. But Absolute Insulation Products doesn't stop with the assessment; they also do the work, enabling homeowners and business owners to get maximum energy and cost-saving results with minimum hassle.
The following are our most commonly asked questions. If you do not see your question here give us a call at 940-642-4487, we would be happy to answer any questions you have about insulating your property and saving money!What does insulation actually do for my home?
Save on your energy bills. Foam insulation expands to fill every opening that can potentially leak air, resulting in a more energy-efficient living environment; in fact, Foam meets the requirements for an ENERGY STAR® Home.
Enjoy cleaner air. Foam insulation reduces the penetration of moisture, outdoor allergens and pollutants that can affect the comfort of your family.
Keep out unwanted noises. Foam insulation helps diminish the sounds from outside (wind and traffic) and inside (plumbing and playrooms) your home.
Boost your home’s resale value. Home inspections and lower energy bills will confirm Foam insulation superior thermal efficiency.
Enjoy comfort and peace of mind. Foam insulation takes care of the drafts or hot/cold spots that can negatively affect your daily life.
HeatBloc-75 is the only economical way to retrofit a radiant barrier since it may be safely applied in enclosed areas at a low cost.
Blocks 75% of the sun's heat from your home
Substantially reduces energy costs
Keeps your home in the shade
Low emissivity, high reflectivity
Permeable, does not trap moisture
Does not block cellular or antennae signals as can occur with foil products
Excellent investment, normally saves 8-12% of AC costs, improves comfort levels
Improves efficiency of existing insulation
Increase the value of your home
Radiant Barrier - FAQ
WHAT IS HeatBloc-75? HeatBloc-75 is an aluminum colored, water-based, low emissivity (low-e) coating. When applied to building materials such as plywood, OSB or plasterboard, HeatBloc-75 lowers their surface emissivity to 0.25 or lower, thereby blocking 75% of the radiant heat trying to enter the home. It is classified by ASTM as an Interior Radiation Control Coating (IRCC) and may be effectively used as an interior radiant barrier.
HOW DOES HeatBloc-75 WORK? HeatBloc-75 radiant barrier works by changing the emissivity of the surface where it is applied. Building products such as wood, brick, and plasterboard have high emissivities (0.7-0.95). When heated, they radiate most of their heat to cooler surfaces by allowing the heat to penetrate the roof into the attic and from the attic into the house. HeatBloc-75 lowers their surface emissivity to 0.25, lessening their ability to radiate heat and therefore letting less heat penetrate the roof into the attic.
WHAT IS A RADIANT BARRIER? Heat penetrates buildings in three ways: conduction, convection and radiation. Radiation is the transfer of heat by electromagnetic waves known as thermal radiation. Thermal radiation is a form of invisible light that travels through the air from a warm to a cool surface. Warm surfaces, such as roof decks warmed by the sun, will radiate or emit their heat to cooler interior building surfaces. Radiant barriers address heat flows by radiation. A radiant barrier is a low-e surface placed in the path of thermal radiation that blocks heat transfer.
WHAT IS EMISSIVITY? Emissivity is the ability of a surface to radiate or emit energy in the form of long wave electromagnetic radiation. It is represented by a value from 0 to 1. The closer the value is to 1, the less effective the surface is at impeding radiant heat transfer. Wood has an emissivity of 0.90. Thus, when wood is heated above the temperature of surrounding surfaces, it will tend to transfer 90% of its heat energy by radiation. HeatBloc-75, when applied to most non-porous surfaces, will decrease the surface emissivity to 0.25 or lower, allowing only 25% of the heat energy to be transferred by radiation.
DOES HeatBloc-75 DEGRADE OVER TIME? HeatBloc-75 does not lose its effectiveness over time like some radiant barriers. Foils can tear and require the staples to penetrate the barrier. Foil chips can accumulate dust, which diminishes their effectiveness.
IS HeatBloc-75 PERMEABLE TO WATER? Yes! HeatBloc-75 allows water vapor to permeate, and does not trap water vapor within roof decks or sidewalls. This is vitally important in attic conditions.
CAN HeatBloc-75 BE USED WITH RADIANT HEATING SYSTEMS? Yes. It is an effective heat reflector when used behind wood stoves or on walls adjacent to ceiling mounted radiant heaters in commercial applications.
IS ATTIC VENTILATION IMPORTANT? Absolutely! Radiant barriers only control radiant heat loads. Good attic ventilation helps control convection loads. Together they raise the comfort levels and lower cooling costs. Venting to allow 2.5 air changes per hour should be specified as a minimum.
DO RADIANT BARRIERS LOWER HEATING COSTS? Yes, but only modestly. They are most effective at lowering cooling costs.
DO RADIANT BARRIERS HAVE AN "R" VALUE? No. R-values apply only to solid insulation or to insulating systems that control heat flows other than radiation. In independent testing of the product at the University of Kansas, the R-value of the insulation, after applying HeatBloc-75 to the roof deck, increased by 87% to 98%.
Justin Jones, Owner
Cell Phone: (940) 642-4487
Office Phone: (940) 386-9026
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