Sol-Blanket Insulation™ was initially created by NASA in 1954 as a reflective, lightweight material. This product was utilized by NASA in the Apollo and Gemini missions to keep astronauts guarded from the intense heat and cold conditions. This same material is also used within the linings of the suits worn by firemen. It is also used in fire tents and blankets carried by forest firefighters. These tents and blankets are used as an emergency last resort to protect the firefighters from flash fire.
The same material used by NASA and firefighters all over the world, can now be utilized in your home. The Sol-Blanket Insulation™ is more than just attic foil though, it is a reflective insulation. It has a layer of aluminum foil on both sides to reflect heat coming into your home in the summer, and reflect heat trying to leave your home in the winter. The layer of closed-cell polyethylene foam gives the Sol-Blanket Insulation™ an R-value of R-16, meaning that it also has thermal resistance just like traditional insulation. The Sol-Blanket Insulation™ will make your home more comfortable to live in, all year long. It will also save you money on your Energy bills, because your heating/cooling system will not need to work as hard to keep your home comfortable. The Sol-Blanket Insulation™ reflects as much as 97% of radiant heat, acting like a radiant barrier for your home. Plus, it acts as a vapor barrier greatly reducing the amount of moisture in your attic and crawlspaces.
Benefits of the Sol-Blanket Insulation™:
- NOT effected by humidity
- Doesn’t have harmful particles that can get into your lungs (like fiberglass)
- Will never settle, so the quality will never degrade
- Acts as a radiant barrier AND a vapor barrier for your home
- Can be installed over your existing insulation in your attic and crawl space
- Rodents and Birds will not chew on it