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      Case Studies — case study

      Case Study: Indoor Volleyball Court

      Case Study: Indoor Volleyball Court

      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 BlueTex™ is installed, we determine the ways it solved the problem.

      Background: This customer owns an indoor volleyball gym that is used for training, practice, and games. Over time the ceiling insulation faded, cracked and fell apart. In this particular building, the ceiling takes a beating when the building is in use, so the customer was looking for a strong material that could withstand being hit but also something that looked nice and brightened up the roofline. This customer was not looking for any heat-blocking benefit from BlueTex™, so creating an air gap between the roof and the foil side was not a requirement for this special application. 

      Type of Structure: red iron PEMB

      Install Date: October 2022

      Goal: Repair roofline of old, falling down insulation

      Product Used: 6mm 50" Wide BlueTex™ Supreme

      Install Details: First, all of the old insulation was pulled down and the roof was bare. This isn't always necessary when you're covering old insulation with BlueTex™, but because of how he was attaching it, our customer needed the roofline bare. After some trial and error he found that the Gorilla® brand construction adhesive worked best to adhere the thicker 6mm to the metal roof. He added lines of adhesive so that each piece of BlueTex™ would be glued in about 3 places (either end of the panel and in the middle). Then he installed 50" panels of BlueTex™ directly to the metal underside of the roof, in between the purlins, pressing for about 30-60 seconds to form the bond between the adhesive and the BlueTex™. Again, he was not looking for the radiant barrier benefit from our product, so the air gap between the metal and the foil was not needed.  The seams were taped with 3" wide vapor barrier foil seam tape.

      Finish: The white side was facing down, toward the inside of the volleyball training facility. The bright white finish made the space look new again and he chose to leave it uncovered and unpainted. Remember, you can cover or paint BlueTex™ if you're looking for a different interior aesthetic. 

      Results: The customer said even though it required some extra steps over a conventional installation, he was very pleased with how easy BlueTex™ was to work with and how strong, sturdy, and tear-proof it is. He also really likes the look of the white side of the BlueTex™ insulation inside and said it brightened up the space more than he imagined. The BlueTex™ continues to hold up well while the gym is in daily use!


       

       

      Case Study: Man Cave Garage Conversion

      Case Study: Man Cave Garage Conversion

      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 BlueTex™ 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 man cave hangout in North Carolina needed a way to keep the building comfortable year round and stop condensation from forming inside after the building had been in use. The customer is a veteran and he uses this space for hobby and recreation, so keeping the inside nice and clean and free of moisture was important. 

      Type of Structure: metal-framed metal building

      Location: North Carolina

      Install Date: July 2022

      Goal: Cool down the space in summer and help keep the cold air in when portable A/C was in use; stop condensation from forming in winter when the metal got cold and people were inside hanging out.

      Product used: BlueTex™ 2mm Pro 62" Wide  

      Install Details:  The BlueTex™ was installed vertically (up and down) the framing inside the metal building. The customer also used BlueTex™ inside his roll up garage door. He used our double-sided tape and trimmed off the excess. 

      Finish: The foil side faces the exterior metal to block radiant heat gain during summer, and the glossy white side faces in to the shop for a finished and brighter look inside the building. BlueTex™ is easy to wipe clean and can even be painted! Plus, the 2mm Pro created a new interior surface that can stay above dew point to control condensation on those cold nights. 

      Results: This customer was able to keep his space comfortable as needed, when needed by using BlueTex™ inside the building. 

      Case Study: Swap Meet/ Flea Market Building

      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

      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

      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.