Foil Facts AFICA Radiation Resistance Reflection & Emissions – May 2019

Radiation Resistance Capabilities of Double Sided Aluminium Foil Insulation Materials
* Conditional on Existence of Adjoining Airspaces | Expressed As “Reflection” and “Emission”

NOTES

  1. Double-sided foil insulations: REFLECTION and EMISSION functioning in all positions.
  2. Single-sided (anti-glare) roll foil: REFLECTION or EMISSION is functioning, but not both.Walls: in summer, only low emission occurring, but will cease if R1.5-2.5 batts press against foil.
  3. Sloping ceilings: in hot climates, two foil radiant barriers needed for dual hot/cold climates, use a combination of bulk and foil, with 50-100mm airgap between foil and batts.

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Radiant Barrier versus Fiberglass Insulation Hot Box Test

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