Foil insulation is crafted from many layers of radiant foil barriers made from materials such as aluminium, thermo-foam and polypropylene to create a truly unique, high-performance form of insulation. Also known as multifoil insulation, foil insulati...
Foil insulation is crafted from many layers of radiant foil barriers made from materials such as aluminium, thermo-foam and polypropylene to create a truly unique, high-performance form of insulation. Also known as multifoil insulation, foil insulation is incredibly versatile, and can be installed in almost any area of the home including walls, floors, and in both pitched and flat roofs.
Another great advantage to choosing foil insulation is just how easy it is to install. Thanks to the slimline design and materials, multifoil rolls are lightweight and incredibly easy to work with. They also require far fewer health and safety precautions, particularly when compared to traditional insulation materials such as glass or mineral wool.
We’re proud to offer a fantastic range of foil insulation products and accessories from leading manufacturer SuperFOIL. They’re known industry-wide for their commitment to quality engineering and creating fantastic products such as Bubble Foil Insulation that boast phenomenal performance for decades, while still offering great value for money for those looking to keep project costs down.
Benefits of Foil Insulation
Multifoil insulation is one of the most effective thermal insulators available on the market, highly favoured by professionals. Unlike other forms of insulation such as mineral wool rolls or slabs, foil insulation combats heat loss via radiation as well as conduction and convection. This makes foil insulation the only solution that fights all three major forms of heat transfer.
Value for Money
Despite its long life and exceptional performance, multifoil insulation is actually incredibly cost-effective. This is thanks to its swift installation process, which helps to keep labour costs down, as well as its exceptionally long life. Lasting for in excess of 50 years without requiring maintenance or replacement, foil insulation offers a unique level of performance and cost over time.
Boasting a minimum lifespan of half a century, there are few types of insulation that will outlast correctly installed multifoil. Where foil insulation also has an advantage, however, is the fact that it is virtually immune to the many issues that plague other forms of loft insulation. These include damp, infestation, and compression over time, all of which can be a nightmare to deal with when you have traditional rolls or slabs.
Foil insulation can be installed virtually anywhere in the home. Whether you’re improving the insulation levels in your loft or roof space, walls, or flooring, multifoil insulation could be a fantastic option. What’s more, it can also be used in combination with other forms of insulation to provide additional performance. Plus, when installed as a continuous system, multifoil can even act as a vapour barrier, helping to improve internal air quality.
Easy to Install
Thanks to its light weight and slim form factor, foil insulation is very easy to both transport and work with. Another advantage to multifoil is the fact that no special breathing apparatus or gloves will be required when working with it. This is because unlike mineral wool or other traditional synthetic materials, foil insulation contains no dust or toxic materials.
Where Can Multifoil Insulation Be Installed?
There are few forms of insulation more versatile than multifoil, which can be used in a wide variety of insulation projects. These include:
- Pitched roofs
- Flat roofs
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Frequently Asked Questions
How Does Multifoil Insulation Work?
Multifoil insulation works by preventing all three forms of heat transfer; radiation, conduction and convection. The low emissivity outer layers of insulation foil are reflective, bouncing infrared radiation back into the property. Some kinds of foil insulation also come with a fibrous centre, which provides additional thermal efficiency, particularly for convection and conduction.
Reflective foil insulation is most commonly used as loft insulation, installed between rafters or studs acting to prevent thermal bridging.