Date: October 6, 2011
Letter from GAF regarding Reflective Insulation (Jul 13, 2011)
More and more homeowners and green builders are expressing an interest in environmental friendly products and demanding energy efficient products for their homes and businesses. ESP Low-E® products are designed for maximum energy and cost efficiency. Whether it's under a slab, under a roof, around duct work or wrapping the entire house beneath the siding product of your choice, ESP Low-E® says their reflective insulation product saves more money on heating and cooling than regular insulation and housewrap.
ESP Low-E® Insulation produces a line of reflective foil insulation proudly made in the USA. It is made from non-toxic polyethylene foam heat laminated between two surfaces of 99.4% pure aluminum facings. Low-E® reflective insulation resists all three types of heat transfer: convection, conduction, and radiation. It effectively seals cracks or gaps, blocks up to 97% of radiant heat, and provides better energy efficiency and more comfortable interior temperatures
ESP stands for Environmentally Safe Products. It provides year round efficiency and reduces your carbon footprint. This space age product also provides a full vapor barrier with sound deadening properties. Low-E® foil insulation is primarily used in general construction, under roofing and siding, attic spaces, crawl spaces, or in walls, as part of the building's insulation system.