I am pleased to tell you how happy we are with the performance of the ASTRO-SHIELD product. My first metal building was constructed without the foil. It was built in the early summer, and the heat would drive almost drive us out by mid morning. My second building was built using ASTRO-SHIELD. It makes the warehouse feel like you are working under a shade tree instead of an oven. The heat does not build up in the building at all. I have had visitors place their hand under the back side of the foil on a sunny day, and they could not believe how hot it was. When the face side was touched it was cool. I am surprised that the construction industry has not universally started using your product. Thanks again for the helpful advice as well! Frank Tuuri, Renaissance Glass Inc., Asheville, NC
Just finished insulating a block house for stucco with ASTRO-SHIELD as the vapor barrier, furring strips, t&g foam and stucco wire. The day I put the ASTRO-SHIELD on the house the place warmed up. I noticed that on cold days I could stand next to the foil and I get warmer. I tried standing inside a section of loose foil and got even warmer. Next I put some under the mattresses in the house and everyone slept more comfortably. I love this stuff. Ken Stoneburg
Thank you for helping me with my insulation questions. As I mentioned I had bought ASTRO-SHIELD from your company before for another application. We were the first to use ASTRO-SHIELD in our county. We were given special approval to wrap our H/AC duct work with ASTRO-SHIELD. The main inspector for the county was so impressed by the ASTRO-SHIELD that he has approved it for the entire county and now recommends its use. Our workers found it far easier to use and it didn't pose the health hazards of fiberglass or other friable insulations. And last but most importantly for me, ASTRO-SHIELD does not off gas or dispense into the air so it is a fantastic product for those of us with chemical intolerance disabilitities. Thank you so much for this great product, Elizabeth O'Nan http://www.main.nc.us/pace
We have used reflective technology since the late 1970's and are continually amazed at the everyday applications. We held a builders' ice cream social in the summer and wrapped 2 gallons in ASTRO-SHIELD and had another 2 gallons w/o any wrapping. The 2 gallons with ASTRO-FOIL held solid for 2 hours until we needed it. The people who were interested kept looking into the wrapped ice cream and finding it frozen--they couldn't believe it!
One of our concerns in moving to a studio five times the size of our previous facility was the cost of utilities. As you may recall, this building is well over 40 years old. The roof and insulation were significantly compromised when we moved in. We are pleased to report that our utility expense has been 25% below what we thought it might be based upon the usage of the previous tenant. I believe this is due in good measure to the ASTRO-SHIELD reflective insulation which you installed in our building. Your product is clearly one which is not seenů but feltů on the bottom line. And, it is also felt in the comfort afforded to our offices.
Sincerely, Raymond R. Dorsett President, Harvest Communications