What would it be like to live inside a thermos bottle?
Hot or cold outside the inside stays comfortable and easy to heat and cool using a fraction of the energy as conventional building products.
Find out for yourself, order a sample bag of 500 square feet and play with it. If it doesn't surprise you with it's performance, send it back for a full refund. (To date we have never refunded a single order!)
Garage doors, ductwork, crawl spaces, vehicles, walls, camping, solar ovens, keeping sunlight out while on vacation, dog houses, chicken coops, vans, trucks, cars, patio covers, here's a good one: wrap your cooler in RBS Wrap and your ice will last all day. The uses for this lightweight, high performance film is only limited by your imagination. If you are building a new home or addition, RBS Wrap should be first on your list.
What is RBS?
Radiant Barrier System is two reflective surfaces facing each other with an airspace between them. This is very critical to performance. Although RBS Wrap is metalized on both sides, it needs to be doubled so there are two layers to gain optimum thermal performance. Unlike conventional insulation which resists (R-Factor), heat flow, RBS (correctly installed), changes the direction of heat. Our patented RBS Wrap is a tough, highly reflective film that effectively accomplishes this. RBS Wrap is coated on both sides which makes it more effective and easier to install.
RBS Wrap comes in 500 square feet pieces 4' wide by 125' long. Custom lengths & widths no problem. Bundles are used instead of rolls to facilitate installation in tight areas.
NEWS FLASH!!! Announcing our latest patented product: Thermal Control Membrane©
THE ultimate radiant barrier system. DO NOT building your new project without investigating this product.
Some examples of RBS you see everyday
RBS is not a new product, it has been around for decades. In Singapore radiant barrier is code and must be installed in all new buildings and additions. Control infrared heat and you effectively control energy consuming conductive and convective heat movement into or out of a building, cars, boats, planes, trains. Dog houses. Your house.
Hot Climate Block Wall Application
All RBS must be installed with an airspace on one side or the other of the RBS to limit conduction. On block walls use 1/2" strips (see picture below). On frame walls use 1/4" strips. Cold climates: RBS Wrap to be installed just behind the sheet rock. Vapor barrier and radiant barrier in one product.
Block Walls click here
RBS Wrap on a block home (note firring strips between RBS and foam)
RBS Wrap on a frame home...again, firring strips are important.
== IMPORTANT ==
Using the wall system above and Radiant Barrier Chips in the attic with proper attic venting will require
reducing the HVAC system sizing by least 35% or the units will short cycle.
1/4" Redwood firring strips being installed on home exterior
Firring strip corner detail
Wrapping ductwork in the attic or basement keeps the air you pay dearly to heat and cool from losing or picking up heat along the way.
Wrap your heating and cooling ducts with RBS Wrap and cut losses by a documented 50%. Easy to install, four feet wide widths, just roll it out over the duct and tuck underneath.
Water Tank Wrap
(Only for electric hot water tanks).
Keeps your water hot longer while using less electricity
This is the most efficient Habitat for Humanity house ever built. RBS Wrap was installed on every exterior wall with RBS Chips in the attic over a R-19 blown cellulose insulation.
RBS Wrap on the back of a hot garage door lowers garage summer temps by 20 degrees, make the house easier to cool and refrigerators or freezers run more efficiently. Keeps heat in during the winter if you are heating your garage or workshop. One bag of RBS Wrap with 500 square feet of product is sufficient to do your garage door, electric water heater (we do not recommend wrapping gas water heaters with any type of insulation product due to the potential of obstructing the air inlet to the burner), and your car's headliner.
RBS Wrap can be installed on wooden or steel garage doors. Staple or use a tube of silicone as an adhesive.
Lasts forever and makes an immediate difference.
Do not install RBS like this! Single layer RBS cannot be
installed like this as dust will collect on the top surface and negate the performance in short time. The RBS you see here was once very reflective. You can see where the flash bounced off vertical surfaces but not off the horizontal surfaces. Either can infrared heat. This TX installation has lost much of the potential for reflecting heat from dust in just two years.
If you have an attic with trusses, consider installing our RBS Chips. If you have an open attic (older home or homes in Texas), which is framed conventionally, then our Thermal Control Membrane would be best.
Stapling RBS up to your rafters will not give you the performance you are looking for and may void the warranty on shingle roofs. Check with the manufacturer of your roofing material.
To see a test of the best placement for radiant barrier click here
Reflective radiant barriers should not be laid down flat in your attic. Dust will collect on the top surface if installed like this and the RBS will lose performance in just a few years. This has been documented by many independent laboratories as an INCORRECT PLACEMENT. Our patented RBS Chips are better suited for attic insulation.
RBS on exterior of new frame home
Don't build your new home or addition without it!
Contact us for details on how to properly install RBS
for your application. Free consultation.
If your new home is in the planning stage, we can offer suggestions on how to build energy efficiency into your new home. If your home is the framing stage, you still have time to install the most efficient product in the walls and attic. We also offer new home plan reviews.
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