Radiant Heat Barrier & Vapor Retarder Paint
A cost effective energy saving solution
Hy-Tech Barrier Coat stops heat from entering or escaping.
Until now the only types of radiant barriers available were foil film, metalized plastic film, and metalized "chips" . These types of barriers are installed by attaching to the underside of the roof with staples or sprinkled about on top of the fiberglass insulation on the attic floor. There are a few sprayable paint coatings available that are sold as radiant barriers but they all contain volatile solvents which are not only hazardous to the installer but also to the homeowner as the toxic fumes penetrate down through the ceilings and into the interior.
Hy-Tech Barrier Coat is the ONLY radiant barrier paint that contains pure metal (aluminum) pigment, Hy-Tech insulating ceramic microspheres and NO mineral spirits or other volatile, flammable solvents.
How It Works:
Aluminum is highly reflective to infrared (IR) due to the high concentration of mobile electrons. Barrier Coat contains aluminum metal in the form of thin "Leafing" aluminum flakes which are highly reflective and reduce the penetration of IR radiation. The overlapping aluminum flakes align themself parallel to and concentrated near the surface of the coating and have reflectance values of 0.75 to 0.8 for the key spectral range of 1 to 8 .mu.m.
In addition to the infrared reflective aluminum pigment, Barrier Coat also contains a very high concentration of heat reducing Hy-Tech Insulating ceramics. The combination of these two heat reduction pigments forms Hy-Tech's exclusive "Ceramic Vacuum Matrix" which minimizes solar-induced heat build-up
As a Vapor Retarder: You Must Prevent Moisture Accumulation.
Moisture control is a major concern associated with thermal insulation. The warm air inside your house contains water vapor. If this vapor passes into the insulation and condenses, it can cause significant loss of insulating value.The R Value of a mass type insulation is reduced by over 35% with only 1 1/2% moisture content. (ie. from R-13 to R-8.3). The moisture content in insulation materials for most homes typically exceeds 1 1/2%.
If moisture becomes deposited in the building structure, it can cause mold growth, peeling paint, and eventual rotting of structural wood. Vapor retarders are special materials that reduce the passage of water vapor. Vapor retarders should be used in most parts of the country. In colder climates, place the vapor retarder on the warm side--the lived-in side--of the space to be insulated. This location prevents the moisture in the warm indoor air from reaching the insulation. If you live in an area where the climate is predominantly hot and humid, check with a local builder to determine the correct placement or need for a vapor retarder. More detailed guidance on regional differences in moisture control recommendations can be found in the Moisture Control Handbook published by US Department of Energy .
To guard against moisture problems, use Barrier Coat on interior walls and ceilings and provide adequate ventilation for the house. If you have a crawl space you should spray the underside with Barrier Coat.
Barrier Coat #85 Features:
SAVE Money...Do it yourself. We include with every order, step by step instructions on how you can easily and inexpensively apply barrier coat.
- Very low odor, soap and water clean up.
- Low applied cost per square foot
- Dual protection: The metallic aluminum pigment reflects radiant energy or heat from the sun during the summer months and in winter the same microscopic aluminum particles prevent radiant energy from leaving the building. Hy-Tech insulating ceramics further reduce conductive heat transfer.
- Permeable, does not trap moisture, allows moisture to escape at a very slow rate.
- Easily installed using brush, roller, or spray into a continuous, void free, reflective film.
- Excellent for back priming wood and siding in new construction not only providing a superior radiant barrier but also protection of the wood from rotting due to water intrusion thru cracks and splits in the wood
- Saves money by lowering heating and cooling cost of operation and wear and tear of the equipment.
- Improves efficiency of existing insulation by lowering the temperatures that it is exposed to.
- An Easy way to upgrade existing structures
- Easily applied to Attic Space,underside of roof decking, side walls and overhead doors in metal buildings, Duct work, Pipes, interiors of cargo transportation vehicles, barns, storage buildings, animal shelters, grain silos, poultry housing...the applications are endless
- Due to the high reflectivity of the coating it also helps to increase interior lighting levels in commercial and industrial buildings which aids in reducing lighting costs.
- In buildings heated by infrared heaters, wood burning stoves or other radiant heat sources, Barrier Coat greatly improves the efficiency of the heat source reducing fuel and energy costs
- On interior wall applications Barrier Coat not only provides a barrier to radiated heat but also an Aluminum vapor barrier which reduces water vapor transfer through the walls, a real plus for older homes and homes with EIFS wall systems.
- Barrier coat can be top coated with a decorative conventional wall paint.
- Environmentally Friendly! Contains No ammonia, No alcohol, No solvents!
Spread Rate: 250-300 sq ft per Gallon
Two coats are recommended on new unprimed wood
Available in 1 Gal, 5 Gal, and 55 Gal drums
$38.00 Per Gal...5 Gallon $190.00
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