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      Case Studies

      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.

       

       

      Case Study: Equine Barn Co.

      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

      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.

       

       

      Case Study: Bat Habitat

      Case Study: Bat Habitat
      This customer builds habitats for bats, and so far they have provided enough housing to shelter around five hundred thousand bats and counting. They built a new shop and were looking to keep the temps moderate enough for the bats to stay comfortable. Stopping heat gain in summer (or just on sunny days) was the main goal.

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