Reflective insulation, radiant barriers pay off

Innovative Energy's AstroShield reflective insulation

With most of the U.S. still suffering from the record-breaking high temperatures, it seems only fitting to take a closer look at how reflective insulation and radiant barriers can help us keep cool and save money during the dog days of summer.

When radiant heat strikes the surface of a building the temperature of that surface increases as the radiant heat is absorbed. Mass insulation merely slows down the transfer of this heat to the interior of the building, but Innovative Energy’s reflective insulation and radiant barrier products feature highly reflective surfaces that can block up to 94 percent of radiant heat transfer. With this heat being reflected away from the building rather than absorbed, the amount of energy required to keep interior spaces cooler and more comfortable is significantly reduced.

Overall benefits of reflective insulation and radiant barrier products include:

  • Reduced energy consumption and costs
  • Improved interior comfort
  • Thin, lightweight products are easy and safe to install; no special equipment required
  • Products available for virtually any type of structure

Innovative Energy offers the most complete line of reflective insulation products — from products for the building industry to materials for OEM and packaging applications. With a wealth of technical expertise, Innovative Energy representatives are always available to direct customers to the products that best fulfill their needs and requirements.

For more information about Innovative Energy or reflective insulation products, call 800-776-3645 or visit

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