BlueTex™ Insulation for Metal Buildings
AtticFoil.com was started in 2006 as a solution for radiant heat problems in residential attics. What we found was that over time, as radiant barriers were found to be extremely effective at blocking radiant heat transfer, the scope and places it was used began to expand, and specifically in metal building applications. As we continued to hear from people about the kind of results they were getting in their metal buildings, we knew there was a real need in this market. Furthermore, customers in the northern USA came to us asking if we could also help them solve their moisture problems in these same buildings.
While there were products available for these types of applications, we hesitated to recommend them because in our experience, we consistently found that most of them were poorly made and didn’t last beyond a few years.
So we set out to design a product that would still keep the radiant heat out, but also help to keep the interior surface temperature above the dew point (to prevent condensation). We found that with just a little bit of denser XPE foam insulation and the radiant barrier foil, we could create a high-quality product that we would be proud to stand behind. BlueTex™ Insulation is specifically designed for barns, sheds, storage facilities, airplane hangers, mini-storage units and poultry facilities. Just about any type of non-conditioned metal building application is a suitable use for it. And that’s how BlueTex™ Insulation was brought to life.
*BlueTex™ insulation is *not* intended for use in residential attic spaces.
2 Levels of Moisture Protection: Pro & Supreme
BlueTex™ is the best of two worlds, combining premium aluminum foil with high-quality EPE & XPE foam cores to work as a durable, all-in-one insulation for any metal building, whether it’s new construction or existing. After extensive research, we also decided to design it with a tape tabbed edge so it’s easy to install, we made it washable so you can clean it up if you’re using it in a professional setting, and we made it in our best-selling foil/white for commercial applications. BlueTex™ is available now in two different grades: Pro and Supreme.
BlueTex™ Pro is available in either a 2mm 60″ wide 700 sq ft roll, or a 3mm 48″ wide 500 sq ft roll. For warm/mixed climates, we recommend the Pro series as a good insulation option. The Pro series of foil/foam products are great for heat rejection and light moisture control. You can use the BlueTex™ alone in a non-conditioned or semi-conditioned metal building, or combine it with traditional insulation for a conditioned space. Fasteners and matching seam tape is also available for purchase.
BlueTex™ Supreme 6mm comes in a 48″ wide 300 sq ft roll. This is our top of the line foil/foam insulation. For the Supreme we combine an XPE (foam) with 97% reflective pure aluminum foil. Like our Pro series, the Supreme has foil on one side and a bright white glossy finish on the other side. BlueTex™ Supreme is an excellent choice for colder climates to reflect radiant heat and provide MAXIMUM moisture prevention. You can use the BlueTex™ alone in a non-conditioned or semi-conditioned metal building, or combine it with traditional insulation for a conditioned space. Fasteners and matching seam tape is also available for purchase.
Free Shipping in the USA, Bulk Discounts Available!
All BlueTex™ orders ship FREE within the CONUS. For smaller orders we use FedEx® Ground and for larger orders we use LTL freight carriers. Most orders take between 1-4 days to arrive. If you’re a dealer or builder and are interested in bulk pricing discounts for any of our BlueTex™ products, give us a call at 800-595-8772. Dealer discounts start at 8+ rolls per order.