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Metal Buildings and rFOIL

After reading these articles we expect that the next time you think of Metal Buildings you will think of rFOIL. Please, read on…

View Using rFoil in Metal Buildings – Frequently Asked Questions
View Metal Buildings and Condensation – Frequently Asked Questions
View Reflective Insulation 101
(MetalMag magazine January 2009)
View Effects of Reflective Radiant Barrier on Heat Loss in Attic Floors and Metal Building Installations
View “KEEPING COOL” Article
View Using Reflective Insulation in Pre-engineered Metal Building Systems

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Help the Environment and Make Life More Comfortable

Saving energy is more than just about saving money. It’s about being more efficient with our natural resources, conservation, and being environmentally conscious. Reflective Insulation and Radiant Barriers by rFOIL will help you save energy and together we take one more step forward towards saving our planet.

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It’s About Saving Energy
View Reflective Insulation and Radiant Barriers and the Energy Crisis
View Radiant Barriers: Depends on Where You Live
View Radiant Barriers: Performance Revealed
View Effect of Attic Ventilation on the Performance of Radiant Barriers

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Know What’s Important

Radiation is often more important than either conduction or convection when it comes to controlling heating and cooling costs. Use the articles below to help you understand when and why rFOIL products, alone or in combination with other types of insulation, will be your best choice.

View Physics of Foil – Understand the Three Modes of Heat Transfer: Convection, Conduction, and Radiation
View R-Value Application & Airspace Requirement Guide (COMPLETE LISTING)
View Definition of a Radiant Barrier
View Glossary of Terms

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Full ViewChoose Reflective Insulation


rFOIL: Safe, Clean, Easy, Effective

View The Benefits of Using Reflective Insulation
View Insulation 101
View Using rFOIL Reflective Insulation in Metal Buildings
View Keeping Cool, The Benefits of Using Reflective Insulation in Metal Building Systems
View Using Reflective Insulation in Pre-engineered Metal Building Systems
View The Benefits of Using Reflective Insulation in Metal Building Systems
View The Home Builders’ Differential Insulation of the 90s and Beyond
View Radiant Barrier and Reflective Insulation
View Reflective Insulation and Radiant Barriers and the Energy Crisis
View Reflective Insulation 101 (Metal Mag, 2009)
View Reflective Insulation for Residential and Commercial Applications
View Reflective Technology-It’s About Saving Energy

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What is a Radiant Barrier?
A “radiant barrier” is a reflective / low-emittance surface as defined by ASTM where the emittance is 0.10 or less on or near a building component that intercepts the flow or radiant energy to and from the building component.

It should be clearly understood that although a radiant barrier reduces heat loss and gain through the building envelope because it is installed in vented cavities (like attics); it is not an insulation material and has no inherent R-Value.

What is a Radiant Barrier System? (RBS)
A radiant barrier system is a building section that includes a radiant barrier facing an air space. An attic with a radiant barrier on top of the mass insulation on the floor or under the roof is an (RBS). A vent skin wall with a radiant barrier facing the vented air space is also an (RBS).

The distinction between a radiant barrier “material” and radiant barrier “system” is not merely academic. In an attic, the effectiveness of a radiant barrier is significantly affected by the amount of attic ventilation. A vented attic with a radiant barrier is a very different system from an unvented attic with the same radiant barrier.

How does a Radiant Barrier work?

It is important to understand the simplicity of how radiant barriers work and their applications in residential construction. Heat always travels hot to cold and its method of travel is via radiation, convection and conduction. In an attic space, radiation accounts for as much as 93% of the heat flow. The roof temperature’s increase as the sun strikes the roof surface. Roofing materials (shingles and decking) are often poor reflectors, emitting or re-radiating 90% of incoming solar energy. Dark shingles absorb as much as 95% of the incoming solar heat gain. The hot roof materials begin transferring this heat to the coolest insulation below, heating the insulation’s surface in the same manner. The insulation becomes saturated and begins transferring to all surfaces within the interior of the home. The radiant surface temperatures of the walls and ceilings have a direct influence on the comfort level of the occupants and increase energy costs. Even today, most energy conservation programs, while recognizing radiant barriers, continue to overemphasize insulation in controlling heat flow from the attic to a home’s interior. A polished film of metalized foil is the primary component of a radiant barrier system. Compared to a dark surface, metalized foil only emits 3% to 5% of as much radiant energy from its surface. Thus, radiant barriers can block 95% to 97% of radiant heat flow.

During a typical summer afternoon, a properly installed attic radiant barrier system will:

  • Reduce attic temperature as much as 30 degrees
  • Reduce heat transfer from attic to living space up to 50%
  • Reduce heat loads on attic, ducts and equipment up to 50%
  • Extend the life of the air-conditioning unit
  • Increase the comfort level of the home

NT and Ultra NT radiant barrier brand name products utilizes reflective technology that requires an airspace facing one metalized foil side of the product to work as designed. When installed properly, NT and Ultra NT radiant barrier helps ensure that homes stay comfortable and energy efficient year round.

NT and Ultra NT radiant barrier products, as part of the rFOIL family of products, are recognized for their thermal performance, easy installation, versatility and environmental friendliness and offers a number of advantages over traditional insulations.

Advantages:

  • Reflects up to 97% of radiant heat gain or loss
  • Non-toxic / non carcinogenic
  • Fiber free
  • Environmentally safe
  • Not effected by moisture and humidity
  • Resist growth of fungi, mold and mildew
  • Provides no nesting support for rodents
  • Requires no maintenance
  • Benefits:

  • Meets Latest Fire Codes ( ASTM E84-09 and ASTM E2599 )
  • Light weight, clean and easy to use
  • Energy efficient
  • Lowers cooling cost in Summer
  • Reduces heating cost in Winter
  • Reduces attic temperature by up to 30%
  • RIMA verified
  • Remember, as much as 93% of the total heat gain from the roof decking to the top of the insulation is via radiation, and a radiant barrier will stop as much as 97% of radiant heat transfer. Bulk insulation can only slow heat transfer, and more is not better. Studies have shown that a radiant barrier combined with mass insulation is an effective way to reduce the cost of air conditioning and heating.

    View “RADIANT BARRIER” Article
    View Radiant Barriers – Proven to Work
    View Reflective Insulation and Radiant Barriers and the Energy Crisis
    View Definition of a Radiant Barrier
    View An Evaluation of Placement of Radiant Barriers and their Effectiveness Reducing Heat Transfer in Attics
    View The Home Builders Differential Insulation of the 90’s and Beyond Radiant Barrier and Reflective Insulation
    View Radiant Barriers Performance Revealed
    View Effect of Attic Ventilation on the Performance of Radiant Barriers
    View Study Shows 23-Degree Temperature Drop in Attics with Radiant Barriers
    View Effects of Reflective Radiant Barrier on Heat Loss in Attic Floors and Metal Building Installation
    View Horizontal Attic Radiant Barrier Installations- Technical Bulletin 1999
    View The Effect of Radiant Barriers in a Attic Application on Exterior Roofing Materials-Technical Bulletin 103
    View Reflective Insulation, Radiant Barriers and Interior Radiant Control Coatings for Use in Reflective Insulation, Radiant Barriers and Interior Radiation Control Coatings (IRCCs) Use In Pre- Engineered Metal Buildings -107
    View Effect of Radiant Barriers in an Attic Application on Exterior Roofing Materials
    View Radiant Barriers: Depends on Where You Live

    Choose rFOIL RADIANT BARRIER Products


    Full View Lead with BIG-8


    Big-8 Leads the Way!

    Covertech’s rFoil Big-8 duct insulation product has a myriad of new benefits and a plethora of possibilities.

    View BIG-8 DUCT INSULATION – LEADING THE WAY
    View rFOIL BIG-8 is now ICC-ES Listed (see ESL-1044)
    View Updated Press Release for the rFOIL BIG-8 Duct Insulation R8.0 Product
    View Reflective Insulation in Duct System Applications

    Big-8

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    Full ViewSpecial Warranty


    Ultra MBI Metal Building Insulation (2600 Series) vs Metal & Post Frame Building Insulation (2500 Series) Warranty Information

    Both our standard warranty and the 2600 warranty are special in their own way. Choose the product which serves your needs best.

    Rest assured that whichever choice you make you will be installing a great insulation product backed by the rFOIL reputation.

    Standard Warranty

    100%x200

    rFOIL Standard Warranty Covers:

    • 1600 Series including 1620 Series
    • 1800 Series
    • 2200 Series
    • Big 6 2260 Series
    • Big 8 2280 Series
    • R4.2 2290 Series
    • 2500 Series
    • 3800 Series
    • 4300 Series including 4320 Series
    • 1300 Series including 4620 Series
    • 4800 Series

    rFOIL 2600 Warranty

    2600

    rFOIL 2600 is covered under its own Warranty.

    2600 Warranty


    Full View Important Notice


    Do Not Be Misled by Unauthorized Distributors:

    A lawsuit finding determined that these companies had committed fraud on the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and Covertech was awarded over $5.4 million dollars: TVM and Mitex are unauthorized distributors. When in doubt, contact rFOIL to ensure you receive and install the product you have grown to rely on.

    View Important News
    View Fraud News Update
    View Covertech Wins Judgment!

    Important Information for Your Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility


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    These products have been tested to meet or exceed NFPA 286 standards:


    Full ViewEasier Installations


    Rely on rFOIL

    Easier Installations start with a product you can rely on. Because we manufacture our own product on site in our Toronto facility, you can rely on a consistent quality product. Every time. We believe our quality testing far surpasses anyone else in the industry.

    Commercial Grade

    Our products are commercial grade. We target high end commercial customers as well as the most discerning residential customers. You won’t find our product lines in a box store. You will find our product at local distributors worldwide with the benefit of more personal care. Call us so we may put you in touch with an authorized distributor near you.

    Made to Order

    Don’t spend the time and effort returning a box-store based product when you can get the right product the first time with rFOIL every time for an easier installation. We do not store our products on warehouse shelves for months or years. Because of our unsurpassed manufacturing capacity, our product is delivered with the latest formulations and innovations in the best condition possible. Depending on the job, we also provide expedited customization of sizes and color. Contact us for details.

    Installation Options

    Many of our products are offered with installation options our competitors do not match. We make those options available because we know from experience that when the right options are chosen, it makes the installation process go quicker and better. We also manufacture our own accessories to match the product lines we sell.

    The Right Product for the Right Job

    Depending upon your job, our product lines may either supplement or replace the need for conventional batting insulation.

    Choose the RIGHT rFOIL Product for the JOB!

    We offer a list of installation types under every product. Here is a sampling…

    View Metal Building Roof R-30
    View Post Frame Building Roof (NEW) Draped Method
    View Cathedral Ceiling (Under Joists)
    View BIG-8 Duct Insulation R-8.0
    View Radiant Heating In a Concrete Floor
    View NT Radiant Barrier (On Attic Floor Joists)
    View Return Air Duct Panning R10 (Under Floor Joists)
    View Ultra NT Barrier (for SCIFS)
    View Reflective House Wrap

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    Full View Big 6 Installation


    Easy Installation R6.0

    Install a system using rFOIL Big 6 2260 Series Duct Insulation to achieve an equivalent R-value of R6.0 by using the techniques shown on this video.

    View Reflective Insulation in Duct System Applications

    Choose rFOIL Big-6


    Full View Installing 2290


    Either R4.2 or R6.0

    Install a system using rFOIL 2290 Series Duct Insulation to achieve an equivalent R-value of either R4.2 or R6.0 by using the techniques shown on this video.

    View Reflective Insulation in Duct System Applications

    Choose 2290 Standard Reflective Duct Insulation


    Full ViewThe RIGHT Adhesive Tape


    Match the Tape to the Work

    Four different types, two different widths, and two different lengths available.

    Adhesive Tapes

    Name Description Size Associated Products
    rFOIL 15113 Premium Metalized Tape for Duct Installation 3″ wide Big 8,Big 6, 2290
    rFOIL 15112 Premium Metalized Tape for Duct Installation 2″ wide Big 8,Big 6, 2290
    rFOIL 15513 Aluminum Foil Tape w/Liner for SCIFs 3″ wide 1800
    rFOIL 15512 Aluminum Foil Tape w/Liner for SCIFs 2″ wide 1800
    rFOIL 15853 White Poly Tape 3″ wide 1620,2500,2600, 4320, 4620
    rFOIL 15852 White Poly Tape 2″ wide 1620,2500,2600, 4320, 4620
    rFOIL 15073 Standard Metalized Foil Tape for HVAC 3″ wide 2200,2500,2600,
    rFOIL 15072 Standard Metalized Foil Tape for HVAC 2″ wide 2200,2500,2600,

    Choose the RIGHT rFOIL Accessory for the JOB!


    Full ViewTested Quality


    Radiant Barriers

    • Surface Emittance – ASTM C1371
    • Water Vapor Transmission – ASTM E96
    • Surface Burning – Flame Spread- ASTM E84-09
    • Smoke Density- ASTM E84-09
    • Corrosivity -ASTM D3310
    • Tear Resistance – ASTM D2261
    • Adhesive Performance
    • Bleeding – ASTM C1313
    • Pliability – ASTM C1313
    • Mold and Mildew – ASTM C1338
    • Tensile Strength – ASTM D2261

    Reflective Insulation

    • Emittance – ASTM C1371
    • Thermal Performance – ASTM C1363
    • Surface Burning – Flame Spread – ASTM E84-09
    • Smoke Density- ASTM E84-09
    • Water Vapor Transmission – ASTM E96
    • Temperature/Humidity Resistance – ASTM C1258
    • Bleeding and Delamination – ASTM C1224
    • Pliability – ASTM C1224
    • Fungi Resistance – ASTM C1338
    • Tearing Strength – ASTM D2261
    • Corrosivity – ASTM D3310

    Testing Required for Reflective Duct Insulation

    • Surface Burning- Flame Spread – ASTM E84-09
    • Smoke Development – ASTM E84-09
    • Temperature Exposure- ASTM C411
    • Test Method for steady-state Heat Transfer Properties of Pipe insulation – ASTM C335
    • Water Vapor Transmission – ASTM E96
    • Emittance – ASTM C1371
    • Temperature/Humidity Resistance – ASTM C1258
    • Bleeding and Delamination – ASTM C1224
    • Pliability – ASTM C1224
    • Fungi Resistance – ASTM C1338

    ** All testing done by NVLAP Approved Labs or Leading Universities
    ** For individual test reports please contact Covertech Flexible Packaging customer service.

    Certifications

      ICC – ES Evaluation Report – ESR -1236
      CSTB- Avis Technique 20/04-55*01 Mod
      State of California- Thermal Insulation Manufacture – license
      Rima International Verification Program For North America


    Full ViewEvaluation Report


    Most Widely Accepted and Trusted.

    View ICC-ES Evaluation Report (ESR-1236)
    View rFOIL BIG-8 is now ICC-ES Listed (see ESL-1044)
    View COVERTECH / rFOIL INSULATION Patent Portfolio
    View RIMA International Verification Program

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    Full ViewPatented Products


    We Continue to Innovate, Grow, and Create Patented Products

    Recognized for thermal performance, versatility, and environmental friendliness, our products are carefully manufactured onsite at our 107,000 ft2 facility.

    View COVERTECH / rFOIL INSULATION Patent Portfolio
    View Manufacturer’s Certification Statement for the Taxpayer Relief Act
    View News release on Brand Names, Trademarks and Product Identification Codes
    View Covertech Wins Lawsuit!

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