AUBURNDALE, Fla. - Saving money on electric bills just got a lot easier for homeowners interested in adding insulation to their attic and reducing their home's heating and cooling costs.
Attic Armor® insulation from Fi-Foil Company, a product designed using advanced Gas Filled Panel (GFP) insulation technology, combines insulation R-value with radiant barrier performance to provide an easy to install do-it-yourself project.
GFP Insulation Technology was developed using the same proven technology used in low-e, argon gas-filled, double-paned and triple-paned windows. Attic Armor consists of multiple, honeycombed layers of thin, low-e metalized aluminum. These baffled polymer chambers are enveloped by a sealed barrier and filled with either air or a variety of inert gasses.
Fi-Foil has packaged the product for retail centers that do not have the room for bulky fiberglass or foam packaging. Attic Armor® is packaged in 48 square foot boxes in two SKUs. The boxes are only 12" x 6" x 18" or 26". Two boxes easily fit in a shopping cart and will insulate a 10' x 10' room.
Fi-Foil licensed this GFP technology and perfected the manufacturing process for large-scale production. The company now holds the exclusive licensing rights to GFP technology for use in residential and commercial building applications.
GFP thermal insulation technology was funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy, and developed by researchers at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Attic Armor for residential installations and GFP Insulation(TM) for commercial applications utilize an advanced insulation technology. Attic Armor was named product of the year at the Global Insulation Conference & Exhibition held in Toronto during September 2011.
These sealed exterior aluminum foil barrier films provide thermal resistance, flammability protection, and properties to contain air or a low-conductivity inert
gas. GFP Insulation incorporates an advanced design and specially formulated components to effectively address the three methods of heat transfer: radiation, conduction and convection.
In addition to unique thermal characteristics, GFP Insulation is fiber-free, does not off-gas. It is mold resistant and will not absorb moisture, is packaged flat and expanded for installation, lightweight and easy to transport and install, and meets LEED and other Green Building Rating System requirements.
For further details, call Fi-Foil Company, Inc. at 1-800-448-3401, email [email protected], or visit www.gfpinsulation.com.
Paul Nutcher, CSI CDT
Director of Sustainability Services