How Do They Work?

How Do Insulated Window Blinds Work?

 

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Windows, sliding glass doors and garage doors all loose energy in a very similar manner. They represent large, uninsulated areas that get hot in the summer and freeze in the winter.  Inside every room, the air next to these large areas either rises when it is heated or sinks when it is cooled.

Insulated Window Blinds Block Circular Flows of Hot or Cold Air

Insulated Window Blinds Block Circular Flows of Hot or Cold Air

This air movement causes a circular air flow which resembles the air flow of a ceiling fan when it blows down in the summer to circulate the cold air that hovers at the floor level of a room in the summer or forces air up in the winter to circulate the hot air that congregates as the top of a room.

Windows Suffer a 60% Heat Gain During the Summer and Lose 25% Heat Loss in the Winter

Windows Suffer a 60% Heat Gain During the Summer and Lose 25% Heat Loss in the Winter

This air movement is sometimes noticeable and can be felt as a slight draft.

Window Insulation Foam Board

Window Insulation Foam Board

The best way to fix this problem is to insulate windows, glass doors and garage doors with insulated foam boards that have a reflective foil radiant heat barrier on one side that keeps the heat out during the summer and provides a 1″ to 2″ barrier that keeps the cold out during the winter.

Insulated Wooden Oak Window Blind

Insulated Wooden Oak Window Blind

From the front view they look just like the real thing. The only way people will learn that they are not real is to reach out and touch them.
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As you can see from this side view, the insulated window blinds look just like the real thing, but they are really just laminated photos mounted to a 1″ thick piece of insulated foam core that has an R-Value of 6 and is 50% cheaper than a triple pane window.

 

Environmentally friendly foam insulation boards offer:

  • Low environmental impact
  • CFC, HCFC, HFC free blowing agent
    • Virtually no global warming potential
    • Zero ozone depletion potential
  • Cost effective, optimized energy performance
  • Long service life
  • Recyclable through reuse
  • Recycled content (amount varies by product)
  • Regional materials (nationwide production network)
  • Meets new continuous insulation (ci) standards
  • Quality Mark™ certified LTTR-values
  • High R-value per inch of thickness
  • Excellent fire test performance
  • Extensive building code approvals
  • Preferred insurance ratings
  • Compatible with most roof and wall systems
  • Moisture resistance
  • Dimensional stability
  • Compressive strength

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