Sol-Blanket Insulation™ is a feature product of Smart Energy Today, Inc.™.  The company gains hundreds of new customers every month and sells about one million square feet every eight weeks.  Below are a few of the questions we frequently receive about Sol-Blanket Insulation™.


What is Sol-Blanket Insulation™?

Sol-Blanket Insulation™ is reflective insulation that acts as a radiant barrier, protective barrier, and insulation all in one.


What are the benefits of sol-Blanket Insulation™


There are many benefits to Sol-Blanket Insulation ™.

  1. 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.
  2. 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 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.


What is the R-Value of Sol-Blanket Insulation™?


Insulation can be made of many materials.  According to the U.S. Department of Energy R-value is defined as “an insulating materials resistance to conductive heat flow is measured or rated in terms of its thermal resistance or R-value.  The higher the R-value, the greater the insulating effectiveness.”


Thickness is not a sole determiner of R-value. The type of insulation, it’s thickness, and it’s density are all factors in the designated R-value of an insulation.  Climate, caulking and sealing, and ventilation can also affect R-value.  These variables are different in every home – so R-value is not a “hard” number.


What does Sol-Blanket Insulation™ do?


There are three kinds of heat transfer; Conductive, Convective and Radiant.  Sol-Blanket Insulation™ prevents 95-97% of radiant heat transfer – the primary method of heat transfer into and out of the home.


Traditional insulation stops conductive and convective heat transfer.  Because Sol-Blanket Insulation™ stops the third kind of heat transfer, radiant heat thus 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.


Finally, the closed-cell polyethylene acts as a thermal insulator.


How long does it last?


SOL-Shield-Plus_2Sol-Blanket Insulation™ is unaffected by humidity or water.  This allows the core to stay consistent over time and keep performing.  Sol-Blanket Insulation™ has five layers. The top layer is Aluminum Foil with a Polyethylene backing.  The middle has a closed-cell polyethylene foam with another layer on the bottom of aluminum foil and polyethylene backing.  Because the insulation is also a double sided radiant barrier it is unaffected by dust that may accumulate on the top over time.


Where does it go?


Sol-Blanket Insulation™ used in the garage

Sol-Blanket Insulation™ used in the garage

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 and is a great insulator for wrapping ducts, hot water tanks, and water pipes.


When is the right time to install?


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?  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 help homeowners make a decision.


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 or it’s not.  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.


How does it work in hot weather?


 - A radiant barrier blocks radiant heat sources like the sun rays from passing through a home's attic into the rooms below the ceiling

Figure 1 – A radiant barrier blocks radiant heat sources like the sun rays from passing through a home’s attic into the rooms below the ceiling

Sol-Blanket Insulation™ reflect 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.  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 a more comfortable living space.  In some cases it even reduces the size of cooling equipment needed lowering replacement cost.


How does it work in cold weather?



Figure 2

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.  Sol-Blanket Insulation™ does.  Sol-Blanket reflects 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.  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.


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:


Aluminum Foil

Polyethylene backing

Closed-cell polyethylene foam

Polyethylene backing



The foil acts as the radiant barrier, the closed-cell polyethylene foam acts as an insulator and protective barrier, and the polyethylene backing simply attaches closed-cell polyethylene foam to the foil.


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 support@smartenergytoday.net.


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.


What Else Should I know about Sol Blanket Insulation™?


Sol-Blanket Insulation™ comes with a lifetime warranty (for the life of the home or building) and is an Energy Star Certified product.  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.


About the company


Footer-BBBSmart Energy Today, Inc.™ is located in Olympia and serves all of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, California and Pennsylvania.   Sol-Blanket Insulation™ is just one of our many products. The company is a solar business first that specializes in home improvements, energy efficiency and home maintenance services.  Our goal is to provide products that are durable and maintenance-free, saving you money and making your home or business warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer.  Smart Energy Today, Inc.™ is proud of its superior products and service and always strives for positive reviews.