A Solar Attic Blanket is a radiant heat barrier that keeps heat where you want it – out of your home during summer months and inside during winter months.
Solar Attic Blanket consists of 97% pure aluminum, applied to both sides of a durable polymer mesh.
A Solar Attic Blanket insulation system offers a permanent way to reduce energy costs by blocking radiant heat energy instead of absorbing it, like traditional fiberglass insulation. Solar Attic Blanket is made from pure aluminum, is unaffected by humidity, and has perforations that allow your house to breath and any moisture to evaporate.
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Solar Attic Blankets block radiant heat by reflecting it. For example, when the sun heats a roof, that heat is radiated into attic spaces where it heats up traditional insulation and subsequently, radiates into your home. A Solar Attic Blanket blocks 97% of the radiant heat transfer, when installed in an attic space.
Aluminum has two unique properties that make it ideal for use as a radiant heat barrier. First, aluminum is highly reflective, meaning that it reflects heat back towards the source. Second, aluminum has a low emissivity property – meaning any heat the radiant heat barrier absorbs is not emitted.
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Benefits of a Solar Attic Blanket:
- Keeps your home warm in the winter by radiating the heat back into
your living space
- Keeps your home cool in the summer by radiating the heat out of
your living space
- Save 20-40% on energy bill
- Blocks 97% of radiant heat from heating your traditional insulation and subsequently, your living space
- Lowers summer attic temperatures by up to 30 degrees
- Reduces heat gain/loss up to 50% in living spaces
- Reduces the strain on heating and air conditioning systems
- Keeps your home comfortable year-round
- Saves on the life of your furnace and air conditioner
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The history of radiant barriers begins as far back as the early 1920's, when radiant barriers were used to insulate residential and commercial buildings in the United States. In 1945, the product was produced commercially by a New York company, but the government ruled the company a monopoly and shut down production. Radiant barriers were lost to the world until the mid-1950's, when Clark E. Beck, P.E. refined and led the Team Wright Labs that pioneered the development of the product for NASA.
Radiant barriers have been in use by NASA since the Gemini and Apollo missions. The insulation was the prime element of the environment control system that allowed Apollo astronauts to work inside the Command Module in shirt sleeves, rather than in bulky space suits. Since the Gemini and Apollo missions, the radiant barrier has been used on virtually all spacecraft, including unmanned missions where instruments required thermal protection.
Apollo Moon Landing