Radiant attic barriers can help your customer’s homes stay cooler during the summer heat. Learn more about how the advanced Fi-Foil Silver Shield radiant barrier improves energy efficiency and comfort.
What is Fi-Foil Silver Shield?
Silver Shield is a high-performance radiant barrier that saves energy and improves comfort when applied to roof rafters and walls facing attic spaces. It is composed of multiple layers of highly reflective materials that reduce the emittance of radiant energy by 97%.
The inside layer of Fi-Foil Silver Shield is made from a metalized polymer, while the outside layer is made from reinforced aluminum foil kraft paper, bonded with a fire retardant adhesive. Upon installation, the layers expand to form a reflective air space. This provides enhanced thermal performance and protects the low-e surface from the performance-reducing effects of dust, making Silver Shield some of the most effective radiant barrier technology on the market. The foil-based aluminum and metalized materials Silver Shield is made from have a near zero water vapor permeance, therefore the product is perforated to allow water vapor transmission to avoid attic moisture buildup.
Silver Shield’s unique multilayer design reduces heat gain in the summer and heat loss in the winter. This makes it a perfect choice for enhancing comfort levels and energy efficiency for your customer’s homes and buildings. Cooling expenses are typically reduced by 12% while heating expenses in the winter are lowered by 6%.
What Makes Silver Shield Different from Other Radiant Barriers?
The advanced Silver Shield design increases performance helping you get the most for your clients, including:
Energy savings for reduced energy bills and operating costs
Significantly reduced attic temperatures during summer months
Improved duct and insulation performance by 50%
20-year transferrable warranty
Helping homes qualify for new ENERGY STAR and energy code requirements
Qualifying for credits under various green building certification programs
Overall Value with a High-Performance Attic Radiant Barrier
Contractors across the United States are using Silver Shield in both commercial and residential projects for a high-performance, easy to install, and high-quality radiant barrier solution. The unique design including multiple layers and a reflective air space helps to increase effectiveness. See how other contractors have used Silver Shield in projects from Asheville, NC to Nashville, TN.
Choose Fi-Foil Silver Shield for your next attic project. Contact us or call (800) 448-3401 for more information.