The technology behind Sol-Blanket Insulation™ was initially created by NASA in 1954 as a reflective and lightweight material. This product was utilized by NASA in the Apollo and Gemini missions to keep astronauts guarded from the intense heat and cold conditions. Now the same material can be utilized in your home.
Some people refer to reflective insulation as “attic foil”. This is more than just attic foil though, it is a reflective insulation that has a layer of aluminum on both sides to reflect up to 97% of radiant heat and a center core of closed-cell polyethylene foam which gives the Sol-Blanket Insulation™ added R-Value to resist radiant heat transfer, meaning that it also has thermal resistance just like traditional insulation. Please note that this product does not replace the need for mass insulation. It helps boost the thermal efficiency of mass insulation and helps prevent conductive and convective heat transfer in addition to the radiant heat benefits.
- Radiant Barrier – reflects 97% radiant heat
- Added r-value – to resist heat transfer
- Protective Barrier – helps keep attic/crawl space insulation dry
How does it get installed?
There are literally dozens of different applications this product can be used for, and many different installation methods.
The most common installation of the Sol-Blanket Insulation™ is to install it right over the top of your existing insulation in your attic. This is the best method for reflecting radiant heat that comes through your roof and down into your attic in the warmer months and compliments your existing insulation in the colder months. The Sol-Blanket Insulation™ is perforated every 3cm to allow air flow to prevent moisture build up.
It is also very effective when installed in crawls spaces. When tacked up against the floor joist it adds insulation to the floors and also acts as a protective barrier protecting the crawl space insulation and floors from rising moisture and condensation which promotes the growth of mold and mildew. It also has a high resistance to radon gas.
Benefits of the Sol-Blanket Insulation™:
- NOT affected by humidity
- Doesn’t have harmful particles that can get into your lungs (like fiberglass)
- Adds R value to boost thermal efficiency
- Will never settle, so the quality will never degrade
- Acts as a radiant barrier or reflective insulation for your home
- Can be installed over your existing insulation in your attic and crawl space
- Rodents and Birds will not chew on it
- Energy Star Qualified Product
- Comes with Lifetime Warranty
- Great insulator for wrapping ducts, hot water tanks, and water pipes
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Before SOL-Blanket Insulation™ was install in attic
Before SOL-Blanket Insulation™ was install in attic
Before SOL-Blanket Insulation™ was install in crawlspace
After SOL-Blanket Insulation™ was installed
After SOL-Blanket Insulation™ was installed
After SOL-Blanket Insulation™ was install in crawlspace
After SOL-Blanket was install in crawlspace
Sol Blanket Insulation FAQ
What is Sol-Blanket Insulation™?
Sol-Blanket Insulation™ is reflective insulation or a radiant barrier depending on application.
What does Sol-Blanket Insulation™ do?
There are three kinds of heat transfer; Conductive, Convective and Radiant. As a radiant barrier Sol-Blanket Insulation™ prevents 95-97% of radiant heat transfer – the primary method of heat transfer into and out of the home. As reflective insulation Sol-Blanket Insulation™ works against all three forms of heat transfer.
Traditional insulation stops conductive and convective heat transfer. Because Sol-Blanket Insulation™ stops the third kind of heat transfer, radiant heat, it complements and helps traditional insulation do what it is truly intended to do – stop all forms of heat transfer into and out of (a properly sealed) home.
What is Sol-Blanket Insulation™ made of?
Sol-Blanket Insulation™ uses three materials and has five layers. The 5 layers of Sol-Blanket Insulation™ are:
Closed-cell polyethylene foam
The foil acts as the radiant barrier, the closed-cell polyethylene foam acts as an insulator and the polyethylene backing simply attaches closed-cell polyethylene foam to the foil.
What are the features of Sol-Blanket Insulation™?
The features of Sol-Blanket Insulation are many. It comes with a lifetime warranty (for the life of the home or building). Sol-Blanket Insulation is not affected by humidity, doesn’t have harmful particles than can get into your lungs (like fiberglass) and adds R value to boost thermal efficiency. The materials used to construct Sol-Blanket Insulation™ mean that rodents and birds will not chew on it, and it will never settle, so the quality will never degrade.
What are the benefits of Sol-Blanket Insulation™ ?
There are many benefits to Sol-Blanket Insulation ™.
The number one benefit of Sol-Blanket Insulation ™ is improved comfort. Comfort is improved because Sol-Blanket Insulation along with traditional insulation and a properly sealed home keeps the heat out in the summer and keeps the heat in – in the winter.
The number two benefit of Sol-Blanket Insulation is reduced energy consumption. Because less hot air is getting into your home in the summer and warm air is escaping your home in the winter – heating and cooling equipment runs less resulting in lower energy bills.
Other Benefits: Because heating and cooling equipment runs less – the lifespan of the equipment is lengthened. When it is time to replace that equipment – in some cases a smaller unit will be required. Finally, because the heating and cooling equipment is running less – noise from the equipment is reduced.
Where can I purchase Sol-Blanket Insulation™?
Sol-Blanket Insulation™ is an exclusive product of Smart Energy Today, Inc.™. You can purchase Sol-Blanket Insulation by contacting Smart Energy Today, Inc.™ at (888) 405-8689 or by email email@example.com
Where is Sol-Blanket Insulation™ installed?
The most common place to install the Sol-Blanket Insulation™ is right over the top of your existing insulation in your attic, it is also very effective when installed in crawl spaces, garages, walls, metal buildings and pole barns. It is also a great for wrapping ducts, hot water tanks, and water pipes.
Who installs Sol-Blanket Insulation™?
Smart Energy today, Inc.™ sells and installs Sol-Blanket Insulation™ for 99.9% of customers. To get the most energy savings possible the U.S. Department of Energy highly recommends a professional is used to install products like these because there are many variables than can significantly reduce the effectiveness of the product. Smart Energy Today, Inc.™ is a professional installer.
When is the right time to install Sol-Blanket Insulation ™?
Do you have a split level home? Do you notice it gets hot on the upper floor? Do you have an older home? Notice moisture problems in the crawlspace below your house or in the attic? Do you live in the dessert or a rain forest? Want to lower your energy bills? Every home is different. Smart Energy Today, Inc.™ does an in-home energy analysis to look at the variables and components of each home to determine what makes the most sense.
Often the answer is simple. Either you home is comfortable and doesn’t get really cold or really hot during extreme weather and the temperature is consistent throughout your home. Another factor is the R-value of your existing insulation. Use this tool from the U.S. Department of Energy to find the recommended R-value for insulation based on the location and climate of your home.
Why Do I Need Sol-Blanket Insulation in the Summer
Sol-Blanket Insulation™ reflects heat back to the source!
Summer – The US Department of Energy says that “Properly installed radiant barriers can reduce your cooling cost”. Sol-Blanket Insulation™ is also a radiant barrier. During the summer the radiant heat from the sun strikes the roof of your home. The roof then emits the radiant heat through conduction and convection into the attic space. The right amount of traditional insulation on the attic floor stops the conductive and convective heat from passing into the living space below, but not the radiant heat.
By placing Sol-Blanket Insulation™ over traditional insulation, 95-97% of the radiant heat that passes through the roof and into the attic space is reflected away from the living space below it. Now the need to run an air conditioner or cooling equipment is reduced. This extends the life of your cooling or air conditioning equipment, results in less noise in the home, lower energy bills, and creates a more comfortable living space. In some cases it even reduces the size of cooling equipment needed lowering replacement cost.
Why Do I Need Sol-Blanket Insulation™ in the Winter?
Sol-Blanket Insulation ™ reflects heat back to the source!
In the winter your heating system is working to replace the warm air that escapes your home – primarily through the ceiling. Traditional insulation will stop some of the heat loss. Traditional insulation doesn’t stop radiant heat that your heating system is producing. Sol-Blanket Insulation™ does. Sol-Blanket reflect 95-97% of radiant heat.
Because more of the warm air you are paying to put in your home is staying in the home, the need to run your heating equipment is reduced. This lowers consumption, reduces costs and increases comfort!
The less you run your heating system the longer it will last and the lower your energy bills will be. When it does come time to replace it, with Sol-Blanket Insulation™, traditional insulation and a properly sealed home the size of heating equipment needed – in many cases can be reduced.