The thermal efficiency of a thermal barrier refers to how well it protects you from the winter cold and summer heat, and it applies to Foilboard as well. The thermal efficiency of a particular insulation product depends on its thermal-protecting mechanism. R-value is the number that determines how efficient a thermal barrier is; hence you can choose the right product for your home depending on the climate in your region. In this article, we compare this thermal mechanism of Foilboard with other insulation products; hence we prove you that this modern rigid panel insulation product is one of the best products to buy for your home. Anyway, almost all the thermal barrier products in the market are quality and efficient choices today.
First of all, let’s understand the thermal mechanism of conventional thermal barriers. Batts, spray-foam, and blown-in types are now traditional thermal barriers that have been there in the insulation market for many years. Of course, modern insulation manufacturers have modified these conventional products to a greater extent by now. Batts, spray-foam, and blown-in types use air pockets to trap air within the material. As you know, the heat is a parameter that flows from high-intensity places to low-intensity ones. And, this heat flow can take place through any material, liquids, solids, and gases as well. And, this means the heat can flow through a thermal barrier too? No, batts and other conventional thermal barriers hold thousands of air pockets that trap air, and this trapped air prevents further air flowing through the thermal barrier. Also, heat and cold lose their intensity as passing through these thousands of air pockets within the insulation material. A quick tip: Foilboard doesn’t come with any air pockets.
Batts and other conventional insulation products prevent heat and cold transfer through them by the mechanism that we explained in the previous paragraph. How about the Foilboard? As mentioned, this modern rigid insulation product doesn’t come with any air pockets as well. OK, the thermal mechanism of rigid panel insulation is a pretty unique one. In other words, these rigid panel insulation products protect you from winter cold and summer heat in two ways. These insulation panels come with two reflective surfaces and a solid core made of a composite material. Why two reflective surfaces? Well, heat and cold energy get transferred from one place to another via radiation as well. What if we reflect off these cold and heat waves away from our homes? Is it possible? Yes, shilling surfaces can reflect off cold and heat waves to a greater extent. So, now you can understand the thermal mechanism of the Foilboard. Instead of holding thousands of air pockets, these rigid panels reflect off energy waves thanks to the two shinning surfaces that they hold on either side.
Can the mechanism that we explained in the previous paragraph alone protect you from temperature fluctuations? No, this mechanism alone can’t protect you from temperature changes, and which is why there’s a solid core made of a composite material as well. The solid core of Foilboard further acts as a barrier that prevents heat/cold flow through the board. What do you understand by these facts? Due to the two ways of keeping heat and cold away from your home, the thermal efficiency of rigid panel insulation is pretty high when compared to traditional insulation products.