In a traditional insulated roof, the radiant energy is absorbed by the insulation causing the heat to transfer into the living space and resulting in high energy bills and discomfort issues. By “breaking” this path of energy with PolyX™ Reflective Insulation, 97% of the radiant energy is reflected back towards the roof. The foil acts like the sunscreen on a car, reflecting the HEAT and not the LIGHT.
The installation method depends on the roof structure (rafters, batten, counter battens, under sheeting, and more), regardless of the method, the installation of PolyX™ is under the roof components.
PolyX™ insulation is a great solution for existing buildings. Utilizing PolyX™’s ease of use and installation flexibility (Link to benefits advantage page), allows practically anyone to buy and add-on PolyX™ insulation onto their existing building.
Adding PolyX™ to a new or existing attic floor allows you to minimize heat gain in summer and/or heat loss in winter. There are a number of methods to install PolyX™ on a new or existing attic. A cooler attic in the summer affects the house’s internal air temperature, reducing air conditioning usage, reducing energy bills, and improving the overall level of comfort. In the winter, PolyX™ helps to seal air leakages and minimize temperature gaps between the attic and inner living space. With PolyX™, “Convective Looping” is reduced, resulting in lower consumption for heating energy. Light weight, safe, and easy to handle, PolyX™ products can be used for new or existing buildings, in a wide range of applications.
In hot climates, and in the summer, building walls are heated up by radiation heat which is absorbed in and radiated to a building’s inner space. By adding or designing walls with PolyX™ Reflective Insulation, 97% of the radiant energy is blocked. In cold climates and in the winter, PolyX™ Reflective Insulation acts against radiation loss (counts for 15% to 45% of total heat loss).The pure foil acts like the sunscreen on a car, reflecting the HEAT not the LIGHT. The installation method varies dependent on wall structure and material.
In cold climates and in the winter, a building’s floor is a source of heat loss. PolyX™ Reflective Insulation is an ideal solution to “reflect back” this loss of energy. Light weight, safe, and easy to handle, PolyX™ products can be used for new or existing buildings, in a wide range of floor applications.
It is never too late to add PolyX™ Reflective Insulation to an existing roof. Many buildings are poorly insulated or have no insulation at all. This does not mean that they cannot be fixed. In most cases, adding PolyX™ Reflective Insulation is a relatively simple task. The installation method is dependent on the specific roof structure (rafters, batten, counter battens, under sheeting, and etc.).