Case Study: RV Garage Barn
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: Our customer was building a new Monitor style (raised center section) detached RV wood-framed garage for storing RVs and other vehicles in Virginia. His concerns were to keep the space cooler in the summer and reduce/eliminate moisture in the colder months and was planning to apply BlueTex™ insulation during the building installation.
Type of Structure: wood-framed metal garage barn
Install Date: March 2023
Goal: Keep building cooler in summer and stop condensation in winter.
Product Used: 6mm 50" Wide BlueTex™ Supreme
Install Details: The Monitor style garage has a raised center and it uses purlins behind the exterior metal. The customer wrapped the frame with the BlueTex™ and then installed the purlins on top to create the necessary air gap between the foil surface of the BlueTex™ and the exterior sheet metal siding/roofing. The seams were taped with 3" wide vapor barrier foil seam tape.
Finish: The foil was facing out with the air space between the foil and the metal skin so from the inside of the garage the customer can see the white surface of the BlueTex™ insulation. He left it uncovered but you can cover or paint BlueTex™ if you're looking for a different interior aesthetic.
Results: The customer said his installers were impressed with how easy it was to install BlueTex™ insulation because of its strength and resistance to tearing or ripping. The entirely of the garage was covered since it was done during the construction process.