GreenStar Panels - The World's Best Insulation
HYPER - INSULATION
Radiant Barrier, Ventilation
GreenStar Panels are designed to protect the building envelope in 3 ways and keep the heat from ever entering your attic.
Radiant Heat Barrier
Aluminum reflects 97% of the sun’s radiant heat. But in the process the aluminum gets extremely hot. Touching a foil wrapped baked potato
Ventilation & Air Barrier
When the radiant barrier is properly insulated and ventilated, the surface temperature of the roof will not have time to heat up you attic.
The use of a radiant barrier with insulation keeps surface heat from transferring much slower. Heat will eventually transfer into the attic with enough time. Air does not transfer
SPRAY FOAM RISKS
Spray foam insulation is a great product. Homes insulated with it can be some of the most efficient and comfortable homes built. I’ve been in plenty of these homes and can tell you that when spray foam is installed properly, they outperform 99% of fiberglass batt-insulated, stick-built homes. (I can also tell you that 73% of all statistics are made up on the spot, so please don’t ask for documentation of that statistic.)
Spray foam comes in two flavors, open cell and closed cell, and provides both parts of the building envelope – the insulation and the air barrier. The building envelope should completely surround the conditioned space, and the insulation needs to be in contact with the air barrier. Since spray foam is both insulation and air barrier, proper alignment of insulation and air barrier is guaranteed.
What’s not guaranteed, however, is that all spray foam homes will be efficient and comfortable. I’ve seen a number of houses with problems even though they’re insulated with spray foam. In order of prevalence, here are the problems I’ve seen, with explanations following the list:
WHAT CUSTOMERS SAY
“We love the comfort of our home since having our Greenstar Panels installed. Our heat hardly ever came on this winter because the house has been so comfortable. One morning we got into our car and the dash temperature showed 63 degrees. As soon as we drove out of the garage it dropped to 41. Our garage is now as comfortable as our home even without heat or AC. We have seen a great reduction in our electric bill and wish the builder installed Greenstar Panels 4 yrs ago when our home was built. I really believe the building codes should require Hyper-Insulation!”
“Our Architect specified Greenstar Panels in our retirement home because we wanted low energy costs. However, we are discovering so many more benefits we didn’t expect. A large storage area was designed in our attic so we can store things that will not only be convenient to access but we will never have the expense of an air conditioned storage unit. During construction I have noticed on very cold days the house feels warm and on hot days the house feels cool, and this is before any power has been hooked up. I can’t wait to move in because the garage is just comfortable as the house. We cannot wait to move in and enjoy our new home.”
“Today is a very special day for us, Greenovative Homes completed our attic improvements. Life is so hectic, fast and furious that we seldom stop to give a few words of praise, but we were so very impressed with your crew and the work they did that we do not want this moment to pass without expressing to you our gratitude.”
“Mrs. Martha Linder choose to have Greenstar Panels installed in the attic over her bedroom because she wanted relief from the summer heat. Even though the master bedroom represents a small percentage of her 5260 sq. ft. home the desire for comfort made the investment in Greenstar Panels a must. Because of the homes design the master bedroom attic was separate from the other attic spaces this allowed for an effective Greenstar Panels installation. With only the one room completed Mrs. Linder realized a 16% reduction in KW consumption.”
“The Bennett’s bought their single story pool home expecting an energy saving home because they heard about the Greenstar Panels installed in the home for sale at 819 E Highland Dr. Their KW usage for the first year of occupancy was over 30% lower than the annual usage of the previous owner.”
“Mrs. Crane owns a beautiful 2 story home with multiple attics. She chose to install Greenstar Panels in only 2 areas that always stayed hot, over her bedroom and her garage. Even though she effectively covered less than 30% of her air conditioned living area she saw a reduction of 17% on her ktw consumption. She also says that she can store anything in the large cool attic over garage and that her garage is as cool as the house.”
“In South Lakeland at 1528 Fernbrook Ln sits a cozy 1,486 sq. ft. pool home that was built in 1979 and purchased by Kevin and Ashley Stockman in Nov. 2012. Their home received a makeover in the fall of 2012 that included some energy efficient upgrades that featured Greenstar panels. The AC was replaced with a new 16 SEER unit and all the bulbs were replaced with CFL’s .The original single pane aluminum windows remain but the back patio sliders were replaced with new double pane sliders.“