Super Therm® & Bulk Fibreglass Insulation
Environmentally better and outstanding results with Super Therm®
With the ability to protect from all 3 methods of heat transfer from IR, UV and Visual light, Super Therm® is proven to outperform traditional fiberglass insulation. In fact, a layer of Super Therm® no thicker than a single business card – seriously high performance insulation coating.
While standard types of insulation was developed in the 1930s…like todays cars, solar energy and renewable technology there is new tech leading the way…Super Therm® is the proven 21st century insulation solution to blocks 95% of heat! Kapow Heat!
Super Therm® is designed as a reflective heat insulator. That is, it is effective facing a heat source like radiation. If we coat the exterior roof or wall to face the heat source, this prevents the “initial heat load” and therefore reduce the amount of heat “available for transfer” into the walls, roof and insulation. It is not applied or used inside a wall cavity same as fibreglass. Wall cavities don’t offer the bounce effect with heat as they become conductive heat sources.
Super Therm® is a stand alone insulation coating that has proven itself by all required testing and comparisons performed by laboratories both in the field and in the laboratory.
Super Therm® and Fibreglass together are very powerful insulators.
Fibreglass insulation and landfill
Fiberglass is very difficult to recycle, and you must be carefully handle it properly and then into landfills where it’s a worldwide problem. The biggest problem with fiberglass is landfill.
Insulation removal and disposal of fiberglass insulation requires experience. In most cases, this is work that the average homeowner cannot manage effectively. Thorough removal and safe disposal requires industrial vacuum equipment, and an exterior disposal facility to store and transport waste fiberglass insulation in a safe manner (source).
The disposal of fiberglass insulation is now being treated in a similar way to asbestos and must be taken to landfill stations by appointment only. In fact, in many councils, shires, municipalities, there are strict regulations for the collection, storage and transportation of old fiberglass insulation material. Thirdly, bulk insulation isn’t environmentally friendly. Latrobe City, Victoria now sees the disposal of fibreglass insulation being treated in a similar way to asbestos which has the impact on the environment and additional costs. This is not the right time for disposal shortcuts.
Super Therm® doesn’t have this problem…it’s USDA safe, reduces CO2 and Kapows 95% of heat! It’s an environmentally responsible solution for many of today’s insulation challenges.
Integrity of fibreglass insulation
Batt or Blanket type insulation is designed to absorb and load with heat during the day. The reason that this type of insulation material must be so thick is because as the day progresses, the heat absorbs into the material, the thickness must be thick enough to absorb and hold the heat before the heat is able to penetrate totally through the material and come to the inside of the building.
As heat builds up during the day, the heat absorbs into the Batt and migrates through and comes into the building in the afternoon and evening. When this happens, the heat that has been absorbed into the Batt is hotter than the heat inside the building. The trapped heat inside the building cannot get out of the building because it cannot migrate through the Batt until late at night when the Batt material cools down and then the trapped heat inside the building can migrate back through the Batt to be released back into the building late into the night.
Moisture hurts the performance of fibreglass insulation
The fibreglass insulation is effected by any moisture or humidity. As little as 2% of humidity can reduce the insulation ability of the batt by 35%. If a batt is rated to be a R5 and 2% of moisture enters the Batt due to convection, which is normal within the first month of installation, the efficiency is reduced to R3.25. The more humidity that is absorbed the more the efficiency is reduced. Therefore this is effecting the efficiency of your building.
Super Therm® is specifically formulated to prevent moisture absorption. Super Therm® is durable and versatile, with a 20-year lifespan under normal conditions. Neither temperature nor moisture will compromise its performance.
Some signs that say you need new and improved insulation
Increased Utility Costs – Your heating and cooling systems account for a major part of your overall energy bills. As they work over time to keep your interior comfortable, your bills continue to rise as well. The primary reason your interior becomes too chilly or too warm is probably your deteriorating insulation.
Failing Quality – One way to figure out if your insulation is too old to function properly is to assess its quality using a glove. A crumbling or hardened texture indicates that it needs a replacement.
Water and Moisture Damage – If you have a failing roof, water can easily find its way through it during a heavy rainfall. It can also reach areas where you have insulation, causing mould to form and spread. When this happens you also need to replace your insulation after eliminating mould and cleaning out your attic. This is to make sure it will continue working properly amidst extreme condition.
As Super Therm® is not designed to absorb heat and therefore this is why we do not need thickness. You only need thickness if the material is designed to absorb heat. Since the ceramics reflect the heat from the surface of the coating, nor have any heat load, no heat is ever absorbed and it limits the migration of any heat through the coating.
On sunset, the building cools quickly because no additional solar heat was absorbed and trapped inside the building. This quick cooling allows the air conditioning to shut down faster and save energy on a daily basis and keeps you cool. Fibreglass does absorb and hold the heat making your building hotter at night. Super Therm® and Fibreglass together are very powerful insulators.