Maximize Your Walls with VR Plus Shield™: The Innovative Hybrid Insulation Solution

VR Plus Shield™ is a cutting-edge hybrid insulation product that provides a cost-effective approach to creating high R-value walls. The hybrid insulation system combines low-emittance surfaces and enclosed air spaces. When used in combination with traditional insulation, such as fiberglass batts or spray foam, it creates a superior insulating system at an unmatched price point.

VR Plus Shield™ is an especially attractive solution in areas with stringent building codes. It provides insulators and builders with a versatile, low-cost, and easy-to-install hybrid system that achieves R-21 in small wall spaces.

VR Plus insulation addresses the dominant form of heat transfer—radiation—with layers of high reflectance and low emittance materials. This configuration creates three reflective air spaces between the interior wall and traditional insulation that adds an additional R-8 to the wall — which can reduce the amount of spray foam or fiberglass batts needed to achieve the desired R-value.

High-Performance Features and Benefits

  • Multi-Layer Hybrid Insulation System
  • Outer Layer of Kraft Paper Coated with Polyethylene
  • Inner Layer of Premium Grade Aluminum Foil
  • Plus Additional Layer of Foil Reinforced with Fiberglass Scrim
  • FI-FOIL® Expander Technology Separates Paper and Foil Layers
  • Creates Three (3) Reflective Air Spaces
  • Low-e Surfaces Reduce Radiant Heat Transfer
  • Quick Installation with Staple or Tape Tab
  • 16″ or 24″ widths
  • Perforated or Solid
  • 500 sf Rolls
  • Combine with Spray Foam or Mass Insulation
  • Achieve R-21 using VR Plus Shield™ System of 2″ R-6.75 SPF with 1-1/2″ Enclosed Air Space
  • Achieve R-22 using VR Plus Shield™ with 4″ R-3.7 SPF with 1-1/2″ Enclosed Air Space
  • Add R-7 or more Using VR Plus Shield™ with Batt or Foam Insulation
  • Verified Recycled Content >28%
  • Supports Sustainability
  • Add up to R-7.1
  • Third-Party Verified Code Compliance, IAPMO ER 358
  • Lightweight 500 sq. ft Rolls
  • Easy to Handle, Installs Faster
  • Less Waste on Site – No Shaving SPF
  • Less Waste in Landfills – Better for the Environment
  • Air Space in Cavity Allows for Last Minute Changes to plumbing or wiring
  • Save Labor
  • Save Warehouse Space
  • Save on Material & Shipping
  • High Performance and Compact
  • Provides for More Living Area Square Footage for Increased Marketability
  • Low-e Reflective Surfaces Improve Performance of Enclosed Air Space
  • Maximize Comfort
  • Maximize Energy Efficiency
  • Used on Net Zero Building Projects
  • Supports Sustainable Design Goals
  • Specified in the NAHB New American Remodel 2024
  • Lowers HERS® and Other Energy Rating Indexes (ERI)
  • 10-Year Warranty
  • National Network of Insulation Distributors and Contractors
Furring/Stud Spacing 16″ O.C 24″ O.C
Width Expanded 17.5″ 25.5″
Diameter 12″ 10″
Lineal Footage 375′ 250′
Coverage 500 sq. ft. 500 sq. ft.
Weight 29 lbs 27 lbs
Test Method Description Results
ASTM E-96 Water Vapor Permeance 2.6 (Perforated)
0.18 (Solid)
ASTM E-84-94 Flammability Flame Spread Rating <25 (Perforated)
<25 (Solid)
Smoke Developed Rating <50 (Perforated)
<50 (Solid)
National Fire Protection Association Rating (Foil Side) Class A
R-Value for a 1-1/2″ Cavity R-6.5
R-Value for a 1-5/8” Cavity R-7.1
ASTM C-1244/Section 9 – Adhesive Performance Adhesive Performance Bleeding None
Delamination None
Pliability No signs of crack
ASTM C-1338 Mold & Mildew Pass
ASTM C-1371 Foil Emittance 0.034 (Solid)
Meets International & Florida Building Codes, IAPMO ES Report #0291
ASTM D-3310 Corrosivity None

Ensuring Code Compliance

  • Meets ASTM C-1244 Standard Specification for Reflective Insulation
  • Meets International & Florida Building & Energy Code Requirements
  • Meets ASTM C 1224, Reflective Insulation
  • Meets International Building Codes (IBC)
  • Meets International Residential Codes (IRC)
  • Meets International Energy Conservation Codes (IECC)
  • Meets Florida Building Codes (FBC)
  • Meets Florida Residential Codes (FRC)
  • Meets Florida Energy Conservation Codes (FECC)


  • AIA MasterSpec

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  • VR Plus Shield™ CSI 3-Part Guide Specification

    29 KB | DOCX

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