Owner/Developer: The Ruthvens, Lakeland, FL
Insulation Contractor: Davidson Insulation & Acoustics, Lakeland, FL
Product Application: RetroShield® System [5,600sf installed]
Completion Date: May 2010
The Ruthvens, a commercial developer, were looking for a way to make their warehouse buildings more en-ergy efficient by adding insulation, as well as, cleaning up the appearance of the existing warehouse units. With these upgrades they felt they could lease or sell these units more easily.
Davidson Insulation & Acoustics, an insulation con-tractor in Lakeland, FL recommended and installed the RetroShield® System. This was the second building installed for The Ruthvens by Davidson. Following the installation, The Ruthvens specified the system for all of their building renovations.
The RetroShield® System was specifically designed for existing metal buildings. The patented system in-cludes Fi-Foil’s RBI Shield™ reflective insulation and the Clip & Pin Components. The white version of the system provides an R-Value of R-12, and gives the building a bright, clean finished appearance.
The low emissivity of the reflective surface facing upward also helps reflect up to 97% of the radi-ant heat which is absorbed and reradiated through the metal roof deck.
“I don’t like it, I love it” - Joe Ruthven/The Ruthvens