Solar-SNAP – The Future of Radiant Barrier

Solar SNAP installation

The old way of installing a foil radiant barrier was to roll out the foil material and staple it to the underside of the rafters from ridge to header. The problem is, this greatly increased the risk of “step-through” and ceiling damage as installers are required to crawl out onto existing insulation and into hard to reach places. Over time sheet foil radiant barriers tend to sag as the staples tend to pull out or tear through the material.

Solar-SNAP Radiant Barrier is manufactured with a “spring steel batten” installed across every 24” of material.  The spring steel batten pushes or “SNAPS” into place between the joists to hold the product in place. The battens support the Solar-SNAP Radiant Heat Barrier across the whole width of material. This prevents drooping and or sagging. Over time, the spring steel battens “dig” further into the joists actually improving its hold. The Solar-SNAP Radiant Barrier allows the installer to do in half a day what used to take 2 days. This saves significant time while reducing possible damage to the structure.

Solar-SNAP Radiant Barrier does not impede ventilation within the attic. Air flows behind the radiant heat barrier from the eaves to the ridge vents. This reduces moisture buildup and mold or mildew problems. Spraying the underside of the roof structure prior to installation of the Solar-SNAP Radiant Barrier with UltraBan® or UltraBan-PRO® is recommended to condition the substrate against moisture damage.

Solar-SNAP Radiant Barrier is a product that is constructed with premium materials that are durable and even perforated to allow vapor transmission “breathable”.

Solar-SNAP Radiant Barrier deflects water damage from potential roof leaks by redirecting water to the eaves and away from ceilings and insulation.

Solar-SNAP Radiant Barrier is a favorite for the pest control industry because it may be easily removed for inspection, cleaning (dust on radiant barriers reduce their effectiveness), and repairs of leaks or damage. The radiant barrier is then replaced with a “SNAP”.

Deron's attic

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