Case Study: Condensation Control in New York
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's main goal was to combat condensation in the cold season and to reduce the heat gain during the summer. This building does not use any kind of heating/cooling system, just natural ventilation.
Type of Structure: A 32x30 vented, non-conditioned wood-framed metal building
Install Date: March 2023
Goal: Stop condensation inside the building, with the added benefit of reducing the heat load during the summer.
Product Used: BlueTex™ Supreme 6mm 50" Wide
Install Details: In a building that's non-conditioned and vented, BlueTex™ + good ventilation work together to control condensation. You can install BlueTex™ on the roof only with good ventilation to get the desired results, as long as you are not ever heating/cooling the space. The BlueTex™ stops any warm moist air from coming into contact with the cold metal and the warm air vents out. For this application, BlueTex™ does not have to be ultra airtight (again, because this is a fully vented space). The customer installed the BlueTex™ Supreme 6mm by himself and used staples along the edge to attach the insulation. Along the ridge there was a gap left for ventilation and the customer also has windows and doors to open to allow air to enter the building.
Finish: The customer left the BlueTex™ on the ceiling exposed to the shop below and benefitted from the brightening effect on the interior.
Results: From the customer: It was shipped extremely quickly and arrived in great shape with everything ordered. It went up extremely easy ....I did the whole roof by myself and it came out great ...and I am very very picky, so to say it came out great means it looks fantastic. Everyone who has seen it commented very positively.