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Superior Radiant Insulation - Type 6 (5 Layer) Multi Layer Aluminum Insulation

SUPERIOR TYPE 6 FLAME RETARDANT

THERMAL PERFORMANCE
DATA 2X6:

 

MATERIAL

R-VALUE
UP 

R-VALUE
DOWN      

MEAN
R-VALUE

SUPERIOR
TYPE 6

21.5

11.3

16

TYPE 6
W/CAP SHEET

24.9

13.3

19


Values shown are from ASTM C-236 guarded hot box test performed by a NVLAP accredited and State of California approved laboratory, and test data from ASHRAE fundamentals handbook. All R values for heat flow include 1.32 R for still air, and all R values for heat flow down includes 4.55 R still air.

MATERIAL
Superior type 6 flame retardant aluminum insulation is a five layer product, composed of four sheets of flame resistant Kraft paper, each faced on one side with aluminum foil and one sheet of aluminum foil without paper backing.

A higher insulation value and a more pleasing appearance will be achieved by adding Superior Factory Type 2 flame retardant cap sheet face stapled to the bottom of the rafters.

INSTALLATION
Grasp blanket by flange with printed side down, position blanket flush against perlin/plate at end of bay, leave gap " to 1" between bottom of flange and face of rafters/truss (when installed between 2"x4" roof rafters install " from of rafter), begin stapling material approx. 6" o.c. for full length of blanket. Hand held stapler is suggested with a minimum of 3/8" staple.

Grasp free flange and pull it taut towards the rafter/truss on right. Line bottom of flange up even with bottom of facing of rafter/truss. Be sure material is pulled evenly to prevent cross buckles and wrinkles. Finish by stapling full length approx. 6" o.c.

WARNING
Do not insulate under a wet roof deck. Insulating under a wet roof may cause condensation and damage to insulation
.

NOTE
All Superior Aluminum products incorporate the use of a special flame resistant paper manufactured to meet the National Bureau of Standards Voluntary Products Standard PS 46-71 for flame resistant paper. We use a water base non-flammable adhesive to bond the aluminum to the flame resistant paper.

When tested by the ASTM-84 flame spread test, all Superior products have achieved a flame spread of 25 or less.

Superior Aluminum Insulation products meet the State of California Quality Standards.



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