UPVC GLAZING – FOIL-TEC FOIL INSULATION
Cutting edge foil insulation in Glasgow
High tech, high performance, and multi-layered, foil insulation could be the solution to all your insulation problems. Call DMS Installations in Glasgow, Scotland today for a free reflective foil installation quote.
- Radiator reflection ensures effective insulation
- Easy installation reduces the disruption caused by installation
- Various thicknesses available
Foil-Tec Foil Insulation
Reflective foil insulation is commonly made from several layers of aluminium foil combined with soft wadding. This combination also traps air, an effective thermal insulator. The main purpose of the aluminium foil insulation is to reflect radiant heat; the aluminium foil insulation is a modern alternative to traditional insulative materials such as fibreglass, which is not as effective.
Foil insulation can reduce the radiant heat transfer by up to 97%, making it one of the most effective insulation materials available on the commercial market. It is important to note, however, that there are different variations of foil insulation with different material compositions. Buyers should always check that they purchase the right foil insulation for the purpose at hand and that meets the specific building requirements. DMS Installations in Glasgow provides professional foil insulation installation services.
What Is Foil Insulation?
Foil Insulation is made up of multiple sheets of metallised film that are separated by an insulating cote. Aluminium is the most common material used for the metallised film, whereas the material that manufacturers choose for the insulation core is case dependent – some common examples are plastic bubble sheet, non-woven fibrous padding, or plastic foam. The entire construct must be installed with quilt edges and sealed joints in order to be effective as an insulative material.
The main purpose of foil insulation is the same as any other form of insulation – to reduce energy bills and to make a home for comfortable. This happens by preventing heat to escape conditioned spaces, such as a residential home, thus reducing heat loss. Choosing foil insulation as the insulation method for homes is common amongst buyers as foil options tend to be more cost effective than their fibreglass competitors in the long term.
Foil-Tec is an ultra-thin, flexible, easy to install, vapour control membrane which effectively controls condensation and air tightness in both walls and roofs, while offering great thermal benefits. Foil-Tec can also be used independently as an insulation membrane in floor applications.
Foil-Tec VSL is applied directly from the roll either vertically and horizontally depending on the wall height, pulled tight, and stapled onto the wall. The foil side of the material should face the adjacent air space. All overlaps and perimeters must be taped and sealed using YBS foil tape. Vertical counter battens, minimum 25mm by 38mm are fixed to wall at 400mm centres. Battens must always be placed at the top and bottom of the wall and around the perimeter of doors and windows.
Foil-Tec VCL is applied directly from the roll either vertically or horizontally depending on the roof height, pulled tight and stapled onto the rafters. The foil side of the material should face the adjacent air space. All overlaps and perimeters must be taped and sealed using YBS Foil Tape. If there is no cavity present between the rafters, fix horizontal counter battens, minimum 25mm by 38mm are fixed to the rafter at 600mm centres. Battens must always be placed at the top and bottom of the roof and around perimeter of sky lights/windows.