Reflective insulation is a reflective thermo insulating material manufactured by technology developed by NASA to protect the spacecraft from extreme external influences (sunlight and cold), saving energy and space. The same problems apply to anyone wishing to insulate, house,  garage , steel building  or warehouse.

Reflective insulation is the optimum solution for exterior or interior insulating. Conventional insulation materials work by absorbing heat: they absorb heat and gradually release it to a colder place.

Reflective insulation does the opposite:  It reflects thermal energy and is completely non-absorbent and moisture-proof, thus acting as a vapor barrier. When installed with conventional volumetric insulation materials, it protects the insulation against moisture and improves its thermal insulation properties and reflects thermal energy for optimum insulation.

What is the function of a conventional and reflective film? The heat emitted by the sun or other heat source collides with the roof or wall and is absorbed and converted into heat energy. During the warm season, the rays must be stopped outside to keep the living room warm, and in the cold winter, the heat must be retained indoors. Conventional thermal insulation does not stop the movement of heat - by absorbing it, it heats up and then releases that heat to the colder side, resulting in heat loss.

The next generation of thermal insulation materials is based on heat reflection (thermos effect).

Reflection is a function of the surface of this insulation. The polyethilene foam core separates the outer and inner layers of the foil with air cells to prevent the warm side from warming up to the cold and vice versa, and improves the sound insulation properties. Reflective insulation reflects up to 97 percent.

Installation specifics:

Installation is very simple, fast,  and requires no special tools or protective equipment. The main requirement when installing is to leave air gaps on either side of the reflective film. The optimum air gap is 2cm as there is no convection in the air  (This is air that does not circulate spontaneously, and heat is transmitted only through the movement of molecules. All edges and joints must be sealed with an adhesive foil tape to prevent air and moisture movement.

Applications of reflective insulation:

Heat reflective insulation, alone or in combination with other standard insulation materials, can be used to insulate new buildings as well as to reconstruct or rebuild old ones, especially when external renovation is not possible or planned. This insulation can be used for residential, commercial and industrial buildings, as well as where conventional volumetric insulation is simply impractical or with little space. These types of insulation are used in a wide variety of applications: in the construction and renovation of residential, commercial, farm and farm buildings, insulation of walls, basements, floors, ceilings, roofs, garages, caravans,  and other constructional and technological cavities.