Reasons to Use Sunshine Insulation Services

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The cost of energy has turned what was once an item of lesser importance – insulation – into a very important one. Insulation in all types of building construction are now of a critical importance. Today’s insulations have kept pace with rising energy costs with more efficient thermal performance.

The development of advanced insulation systems has enabled metal building structures to evolve into the banks, showrooms, offices and shopping centers we see today.

Insulation properly selected and professionally installed will return more of its investment than any other building component. Insulation pays dividends throughout the life of the structure, returning your investment in a variety of ways, including appearance, comfort, fuel savings, condensation prevention and noise control.

RECOMMENDED SPECIFICATION WALL & ROOF INSULATION

The roof and walls of metal buildings should be insulated to conserve energy, prevent condensation and improve acoustical performance.

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Radiant barrier spray

The Radiant Barrier Spray used by Sunshine Insulation Contractors is a high-tech coating that is sprayed as a thin coat to the underside of your roof deck. It will block up to 80% of the sun's radiant heat from entering your home through the attic.

In winter, the same barrier will reflect back up to 80% of the heat that tries to escape from your home through the attic. Yet unlike foil substrates, the radiant barrier spray can be applied in a matter of hours instead of days. It goes on evenly, with no gaps or holes. Because it is sprayed on, it can easily be applied to existing roofs.

The Radiant Spray Barrier will increase the heating and cooling efficiency of your home. Check out the great advantages at Sunshine Insulation over previous types of radiant barriers (like foil) with better coverage and longer lasting life-span. The Radiant Spray Barrier is not a vapor barrier so it will not contriubute to mold and it will not block antennas or mobile phones in your home.

Insulation is still important, though it will not stop radiant heat transfer. The Radiant Barrier Spray is durable, similar to premium latex paint and should give you up to 25 years of service and energy savings from the Texas heat.

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MATERIAL

The insulation shall be flexible fiber glass metal building insulation. The insulation shall be faced with a vapor retarder having a permeable rating of not greater than 0.1 as tested in accordance with ASTM E96, Desiccant Method.

The composite product shall have a fire hazard classification of 25 (maximum) flame spread index and 50 (maximum) smoke developed index (FHC 25/50) when tested in accordance with ASTM E84 or UL723.

When using high R value systems, the cavity between the exterior metal sheet and the faced fiber glass insulation must be filled with insulation and properly ventilated. Use filler blanket in conformance with ASTM C553, Type 1, Class B-1 to fill the space.

FIBER GLASS INSULATION FOR METAL BUILDINGS

More metal buildings are being insulated with fiber glass than any other insulation because fiber glass combines low initial installation cost with long-term savings in heating and cooling costs. But all blanket-type fiber glass insulations are not alike – each one is designed for the intended end use to meet the requirement of the particular service.

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VINYL INSULATION FACED

With fiber glass, insulation is engineered and manufactured specifically for use in metal buildings. There are many other benefits that accrue to the building owner.

ATTRACTIVE FINISHED INTERIOR WITH LIGHT REFLECTIVE SURFACE

Insulations with vapor retarder facings, applied by local laminators are available with a choice of attractive, bright and functional wall and ceiling treatment. This increases the efficiency of lightning by acting as a reflector. Many types of facings are available, including reinforced vinyl and polyester films.

SUMMER AND WINTER COMFORT

Insulation from Sunshine Insulation provides summer and winter comfort because it acts as a barrier to slow down the movement of heat, keeping it inside the building in cold weather and outside the building in hot weather. Whether the building is located in a warm or cool climate, insulation plays a key role in creating a controlled and comfortable environment.

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NOISE CONTROL

Both the level of interior and exterior noise can be greatly reduced by fiber glass insulation. The insulation’s noise absorption properties help prevent the transmission of exterior noises such as rain, hail, aircraft and traffic. In addition, it helps to quiet noise within the building by absorbing reverberation sound. This is especially important in manufacturing buildings where there are often high noise levels.

LOWERS FUEL & POWER COSTS

Metal building insulation lowers fuel and power costs by making the most efficient use of heating and cooling energy. Because insulation helps control the amount of heat gained and lost through the building shell, it reduces the amount of energy required to replace lost heat thereby lowering energy bills. By adequately insulating a metal building it is possible to lower initial costs by reducing the size of heating and cooling equipment.

PREVENTS CONDENSATION

The facing on the insulation, in addition to acting as a decorative protective barrier, is an integral part of the overall insulation system. It resists the passage of moisture vapor, reducing the possibility of condensation within the insulation or on the cold building shell. Condensation control is provided by using sufficient insulation thickness to maintain the vapor retarder facing at a temperature below the dew point temperature of the ambient indoor air under winter conditions. The long term performance also depends on providing a continuous membrane to prevent moisture from by-passing the vapor retarder to condense on the cold surfaces. Such condensation can wet the insulation and degrade thermal performance and service life.

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The thermally efficient, cost effective way to combat rising energy costs.

Attic Guard PLUS® – Premium loose-fill fiberglass insulation
Attic Guard PLUS® is the perfect way to insulate any attic space; whether it’s new construction or retrofit.  By adding the recommended amount of Attic Guard PLUS® insulation to your attic you will:

  • Save on energy bills
  • Benefit from increasing year round comfort in your home
  • Contribute to a safe, healthy environment by properly insulating
  • Help reduce greenhouse gas emissions by reducing gas or electric heating and air conditioning use. 
ATTIC GUARD PLUS COVERAGE INFORMATION (OPEN ATTIC)
BAGS MAXIMUM MINIMUM THICKNESS THICKNESS
PER COVERAGE DENSITY INITIAL MINIMUM
R-VALUE 1000 SQ FT PER BAG LBS PER SQ FT INSTALLED SETTLED
R-60 34.9 29 SF  $                    1.141 20.75" 20.75"
R-49 26.9 37 SF  $                    0.887 17.25" 17.25"
R-44 23.8 42 SF  $                    0.787 15.50" 15.50"
R-38 20.2 49 SF  $                    0.668 13.50" 13.50"
R-30 15.5 65 SF  $                    0.510 10.875" 10.875"
R-26 13.3 75 SF  $                    0.438 9.625" 9.625"
R-22 10.9 92 SF  $                    0.360 8.375" 8.375"
R-19 9.2 109 SF  $                    0.303 7.375" 7.375"
R-13 6.3 159 SF  $                    0.207 5.00" 5.00"
R-11 5.3 190 SF  $                    0.173 4.25" 4.25"
For pneumatic applilcation only
This product is designed to be installed using appropriate machines.  The machine setting supplied by the manufacturer for this equip should be used carefully in order to get optimum results.  The equipment must be designed for fiberglass and has to have an effective shredding section, a controlled feed section and sufficient air volume to achieve the desired result. To achieve stated R-values, the insulation must be installed at these minimal thicknesses and maximum coverages.  Failure to install both the required bags and at least the minimum thickness will lower R-value.  Net coverage includs framing.  Not for exposed
applications.  Insulation should not be installed over eave vents or near light fixtures or other heat generating devices.

ATTIC GUARD PLUS CLOSED CAVITY (PERFECT FILL))
MINIMUM BAGS MINIMUM MAXIMUM
DENSITY PER WT. COVERAGE
R-VALUE  THICKNESS  FRAMING PER SQ FT 1000 SQ FT LBS. PER SQ FT SQ FT PER BAG
R-15                        3.50 2X4 2.0 17.7 0.58 56.6
R-24                        5.50 2X6 2.0 27.8 0.92 36.0
R-31                        7.25 2X8 2.0 36.6 1.21 27.3
R-40                        9.25 2X10 2.0 46.7 1.54 21.4
R-51                   11.875 Eng. I-Joist 2.0 60.0 1.98 16.7
R-60                      14.00 Eng. I-Joist 2.0 70.7 2.33 14.1
R-69                      16.00 Eng. I-Joist 2.0 80.8 2.67 12.4
Clossed cavity applications can be difficult to judge material usage during installation since fiberglass is compression filled In the cavity.  Make sure you are monitoring material usage as the job progresses, so that the proper number of bags are being installed for pneumatic application only.  This product meets or exceeds the requirements of 
requirements of ASTM C764 Type 1
Attic Guard PLUS ®- Nominal bag weight - 33 lbs.
Savings vary.  Find out why in the seller's fact sheet on R-values.  Higher R values mean greater insulating power.

MINNESOTA LOOSE-FILL INSULATION REQUIREMENTS
WINTER DESIGN REQUIREMENTS WINTER DESIGN TEMPERATURES
R-38 R-44 R-50 99% Winter Design Temperatures from ASHRAE Handbook of Fundamentals
WINTER DESIGN REQUIREMENTS EXTRA EXTRA EXTRA EXTRA EXTRA EXTRA
TEMPERATURE DEPTH BAGS DEPTH BAGS DEPTH BAGS Alberta Lea…………………………-17° Mankato………………………………….-17°
(Degrees F) (inches) Per 1000 ft (inches) Per 1000 ft (inches) Per 1000 ft Alexandria………………………….-22° Minneapolis/St Paul……………….-16°
-17° 0" 0 0" 0 .5" 1.2 Bemidji…………………….………..-31° Rochester…………………...………….-17°
-22° .5" 1 1" 2 1.5" 3.2 Brainerd……………………….…….-20° St. Cloud……………………...…………-15°
It is recommended that Attic Guard® PLUS be installed to the specific weights and coverages listed in the Attic Guard PLUS coverage chart and the Winter Design Insulation Requirements below with Pneumatic Equipment to comply with Minnesota Rules Chapter 7670.0260 Section 102.3 Duluth………………………………..-21° Virginia………………………...……....-25°
Faribault…………………………….-17° Wilmar……………………...……………-15°
Fergus Falls………………………..-21° Winona…………………..………………-14°
International Falls……………..-29°

 

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                      ATTIC GUARD PLUS ATTRIBUTES:

  • Class A Fire Rating
  • No Formaldehyde Added
  • Pure Glass Fibers
  • Non-Corrosive
  • Pest Resistant
  • No Bonding Agents

BENEFITS OF USING ATTIC GUARD PLUS INSULATON WITH THE PERFECT FILL SYSTEM

Wall, ceiling and floor applications:

  • Virtually eliminates all gaps and voids
  • Excellent sound control properties
  • Improved thermal performance (R-values) and typically 2-3 times more fiberglass in the walls, ceilings or floors compared to standard building insulation

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