There are many forms of insulation available. However, in recent years Foil Insulation has gained popularity due to its unique benefits. Foil insulation is a valuable addition to your property whether you’re a homeowner looking to improve your existing insulation or a contractor seeking information about the technical abilities and how Foil Insulation can reach the U-Value you require.
During the summer and winter, you’ll feel a difference in the temperature of your home with Foil Insulation. Whilst it’s hot and humid during the summer months Foil Insulation will help to reflect excess heat away from your property maintaining a comfortable temperature inside. However, during the winter Foil Insulation reflects heat inside so the heat you’re paying for isn’t wasted. This will result in lower energy bills as you won’t be relying on your heating to maintain a comfortable temperature.
5 Benefits of Foil Insulation
Energy Efficiency – Foil insulation reflects 95% of radiant heat which significantly improves the energy efficiency of a building, by lowering heating and cooling costs and results in a more eco-friendly and sustainable building.
Durability – Foil Insulations multi-layer construction results in added strength and stability meaning your insulation continues to perform well over time. This product has exceptional durability and can withstand heavy usage without showing any signs of damage or deterioration.
Moisture Resistance – Most traditional insulation materials are resistant to mould and moisture and can deteriorate over time. Foil insulation is resistant to mould and condensation.
Vapour Control Barrier – When correctly taped and sealed foil insulation acts as a vapour control barrier which prevents moisture from entering the building through the roof, walls or floors. This is especially important in humid and wet climates.
Easy Installation – Foil insulation is flexible and lightweight which makes it easy to install throughout a building including roofs, walls, floors, conservatories, garages and many more. It’s the perfect product for insulating old buildings and tight spaces. Anyone can fit Foil Insulation, it doesn’t require any specialist equipment or skills.
Types of Foil Insulation
EcoQuilt Expert – The 6-layer Multifoil Insulation possesses highly reflective properties and can compress down to a mere 6mm in thickness. At just under £7 a square metre it’s cost-effective and its insulation properties are equivalent to 100mm of Glasswool.
YBS BreatherQuilt – A 2 in 1 thermal foil insulation and breathable roofing membrane which will help save on cost, installation time, and space. The BreatherQuilt has acquired approval from both LABC and BDA for its use in Building Control.
YBS SuperQuilt – This Multifoil Insulation offers unparalleled levels of performance. SuperQuilt consists of 19 layers of wadding and True Aluminium Foil. It’s fully certified by LABC, BBA, and BDA for Building Control.
EcoTec FloorFoam – This insulation prevents 15% of energy from escaping through your concrete or wooden floor. Despite being only 4mm in thickness, it has the ability to reduce noise and prevent draughts.
AirTec Double – This is an air-filled bubble membrane with reflective foil on both sides. at just 4mm thick it’s a great DIY option that is commonly used for campervans, sheds, garages and many more. It’s equivalent to 55mm of polystyrene.
Foil Insulation is a great investment for any home whether it’s a retrofit project or a new build to save on energy consumption and improve the comfortability of a home. Its reflective, thermal and moisture-resistant properties make it an appealing choice for many looking to take on an insulation project.