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      Case Studies

      Case Study: Swap Meet/ Flea Market Building

      Each case study offers unique conditions that make it especially interesting to discuss. In the case study we first identify the problem and the expected outcome. Then, after the radiant barrier foil is installed, we determine the ways it improved the problem and, in some cases, even some unexpected benefits that came from the installation.

      Background: A flea market/ swap meet building in South Carolina was looking to cut down on the summer time heat gain while still preserving the finished look of a white ceiling for a more professional look. This was a perfect use of our Foil + White BlueTex™ Radiant Barrier to cut down on the heat inside and keep it looking nice for business. 

      Type of Structure: wood-framed metal building

      Install Date: July 2017

      Goal: Keep the building cooler in summer for customers and vendors, but still have a nice finished look.

      Product Used: Single-Sided Radiant Barrier Foil + White

      Install Details: The building has a corrugated metal roof on top of wood purlins. The walls are finished with drywall. The area above the foil was empty and acted as the air space to reflect heat back out of the roof.

      Finish: The foil was stapled across the bottom of the purlins for a seamless look in some areas. This method resulted in a greater white area for a more professional finish. Other areas the foil was run up and over the purlins and secured by staples.

      Results: Immediately the customer (and the vendors and shoppers) noticed a noticeably cooler building and the white brightened up the space nicely too!

      Case Study: Wedding Venue

      Each case study offers unique conditions that make it especially interesting to discuss. In the case study we first identify the problem and the expected outcome. Then, after the radiant barrier foil is installed, we determine the ways it improved the problem and, in some cases, even some unexpected benefits that came from the installation.

      Background: A wedding venue in Southern California was struggling to keep the interior of the building cool even with 2 brand new 5-ton a/c units. The customer needed way to stop the radiant heat from coming in because the building had no shade and it would heat up fast and was unable to cool down even with the new a/c units running constantly. Because the venue is used for weddings and photography, the customer wanted a solution that her customers would be happy with, in terms of how it looked. 

      Type of Structure: metal-framed metal building

      Install Date: August 2016

      Goal: Be able to cool the venue down without burning out the A/C but maintain a pretty finish for weddings/photography use.

      Product used: Single-Sided Radiant Barrier Foil + White 

      Install Details: The building was framed in red-iron and had a corrugated metal roof above them. The walls were the same corrugated metal as the roofline and were bare. The foil + white product was installed so the white faced down, toward the guests, while the foil side faced up, toward the roof. The area above the foil included the required air space the foil needed to reflect heat back out of the roof.

      Finish: The foil was strung horizontally and attached to the bottom of the purlins using a combination of double-sided tape and magnets to hold it onto the metal. 

      Results:  The customer said, "We were SHOCKED !!!!! The difference was AMAZING !! For the very first time we put on the A/C, and it actually lowered the building to the temperature we wanted quickly!  It was mind blowing and my husband was absolutely thrilled with happiness. Its made a HUGE difference with just the ceiling done. We are SUPER happy."

       

      Case Study: Indoor Basketball Gym

      Each case study offers unique conditions that make it especially interesting to discuss. In the case study we first identify the problem and the expected outcome. Then, after the radiant barrier foil is installed, we determine the ways it improved the problem and, in some cases, even some unexpected benefits that came from the installation.

      Background: This customer has an indoor warehouse facility used for basketball training and events. They are located in North Texas and decided to use BlueTex™ insulation to cut down on the heat inside the gym during the summer.

      Type of Structure: metal-framed metal building

      Install Date: July 2015

      Goal: Keep gym cooler in summer for practices and events.

      Product Used: Double-Sided Radiant Barrier Foil

      Install Details: The building has a corrugated metal roof on top of metal purlins. The walls are finished with drywall. The area above the foil was empty and acted as the air space to reflect heat back out of the roof.

      Finish: The foil was draped above the purlins and secured with plastic zip ties on each purlin support.

      Results: The customer (and the players) were very satisfied with the effect the foil gave and the gym can comfortably be used year round now.

       

       

      Case Study: Equine Barn Co.

      Each case study offers unique conditions that make it especially interesting to discuss. In the case study we first identify the problem and the expected outcome. Then, after the radiant barrier foil is installed, we determine the ways it improved the problem and, in some cases, even some unexpected benefits that came from the installation.

      Background: Equine Barn Company builds new horse barns and restores old horse barns. They decided to use BlueTex™ insulation products on a barn project where they wanted to keep heat out in summer and heat inside during winter.

      Type of Structure: wood-framed metal building

      Install Date: April 2013

      Goal: Keep barn cooler in summer, warmer in winter. In winter they were using a wood stove to heat the barn.

      Product Used: Double-Sided Radiant Barrier Foil

      Install Details: The walls were covered in plywood and the foil was stapled directly to the plywood, leaving the inside of the barn as the required air space.

      Finish: Customer loved it and decided to keep the foil exposed because of the brightness it added to the inside of the space.

      Results: The storage barn is cooler in the hot Georgia summers and warmer in the wintertime.

       

      Case Study: Detached Garage

      Each case study offers unique conditions that make it especially interesting to discuss. In the case study we first identify the problem and the expected outcome. Then, after the radiant barrier foil is installed, we determine the ways it improved the problem and, in some cases, even some unexpected benefits that came from the installation.

      Background: This customer has a 960 sq ft detached garage that is steel framed and conventionally finished. The customer decided to use BlueTex™ products to help temper the heat load of this conditioned structure in the summer.

      Type of Structure: steel-framed metal building with a few wood trusses/studs

      Install Date: August 2014

      Goal: Keep garage cooler in summer

      Product Used: Double-Sided Radiant Barrier Foil

      Install Details: The foil was stapled directly to the OSB sheathing in between the framing (since the cavities would not have any insulation, the foil would use emissivity to block 97% of the radiant heat transfer). The customer used house wrap tape to add the foil to the metal framing where applicable.

      Finish: The customer finished the space with traditional sheet rock and can lighting to create a cleaner look overall.

      Results: The effect was felt immediately (during the installation). The garage is now within a few degrees of ambient temp on a hot day.