Fi-Foil Company Introduces Innovative Hybrid Insulation System: Hy-Fi ™ Low Cost Solution for High R-Value Walls
Auburndale, Florida -- January 27 -- Fi-Foil Company, the industry leader in radiant barriers and reflective insulation, today announced the release of Hy-Fi--a cutting edge hybrid insulation product that provides builders and insulators a very cost-effective approach to creating high R-value walls. The Hy-Fi hybrid insulation system combines the best properties of radiant barriers with the thermal value of enclosed air spaces. When used in combination with traditional insulation, such as fiberglass batts or spray foam, it creates a superior insulating system at an unmatched price point. Fi-Foil’s President, William Lippy, said: “Hy-Fi hybrid insulation, when used in conjunction with traditional thermal insulation such as spray foam or fiberglass batts, boosts the performance of the entire assembly, thus enabling the system to achieve exceptionally high R-values in tight wall cavities.” Hy-Fi is an especially attractive solution in areas with stringent building codes as it provides insulators and builders with a versatile and low cost hybrid system that achieves R-21 in small wall spaces. Depending on the material combinations, Hy-Fi provides one of least expensive approaches to high performance walls currently available on the market. Hy-Fi Insulation addresses the dominant form of heat transfer--radiation--with layers of high reflectance and low emittance materials. This configuration creates three reflective air spaces between the interior wall and traditional insulation that adds an additional R-7 to the wall -- which can reduce the amount of sprayfoam or fiberglass batts needed to achieve the desired R-Value. “In a typical single family home, Hy-Fi foam hybrid system can save over $2400 per house compared to R-21 closed-cell foam used alone,” said Lippy. For insulation contractors, Hy-Fi provides an innovative new product that can round out a company’s insulation product offerings, and a cutting edge way to accomplish high performance when confronted with price pressure. In addition to the cost savings and increased insulating performance, Hy-Fi is extremely easy to install. “Hy-Fi’s easy installation process enables any competent crew to properly install the system without the risk of poor performance” said Lippy. Fi-Foil will be unveiling Hy-Fi to industry experts at all the major building and insulation conferences this season. Hy-Fi insulation exceeds ASTM C1224, the Standard Specification of reflective insulation. It also meets International Building, Residential, and Energy Conservation codes. It available in both a non-perforated (standard) version with a rating of .2 perms, and a Hi-Perm variety with a rating of 5.42 perms. Fi-Foil is the industry leader in innovative and energy-efficient reflective insulation and radiation barriers. Our products are routinely used in residential, commercial and agricultural structures and provide outstanding thermal performance. We offer an array of specialized insulation products for the building envelope, including: masonry, attics, retrofit, and metal buildings. For over two decades we have been committed to the principles of sustainable construction, practicing energy conservation, life-cycle analysis, and minimal landfill impact.