ESP Low-E® Housewrap. Just what builders have been looking for! A housewrap that does more than simply stop drafts. A pure aluminum facing that is heat bonded to one or both sides of closed cell polyethylene foam, then the product is pin perforated. This results in a housewrap that acts not only as a superior air infiltration barrier, effectively sealing up cracks or gaps in the external sheathing, but it also adds an insulation to the exterior of the home blocking up to 97% of radiant heat. This results in better year round efficiency and comfort levels. Also unlike other house-wraps or insulating products that are traditionally used, ESP Low-E® Housewrap is totally non-toxic, and its performance is not affected by initial exposure to the elements. This product is available in 4′ x 125′ rolls that weigh only about 20lbs. Installation is a breeze, using only a staple gun and razor knife it is installed just like your average housewrap
In a space thinner than a pancake, you can dramatically improve a home’s energy efficiency. Using the same reflective technology that protects NASA astronauts from the sun’s searing heat, ESP Low-E® lnsulating Housewrap blocks 97% of radiant heat transfer through the walls.
Energy efficiency and lowering heating and cooling costs are top priorities for American homeowners. Home improvement contractors can meet those demands with ESP Low-E® Housewrap. With ESP Low-E®, an ordinary residing job whether wood, vinyl, steel or fiber cement – becomes an energy-saving improvement that qualifies for Energy Tax Credits.
You can meet tough standards for more energy-efficient construction without dramatically increasing your cost. Use conventional two-by-four framing and insulation but upgrade to ESP Low-E® lnsulating Housewrap for performance comparable to expensive six-inch wall systems.
Two Illinois homes built only 25 yards apart are virtually identical, with one key difference. One was built with ESP Low-E® Reflective Insulation Housewrap, the other with traditional house wrap.
On an 85° summer day, the interior walls of both homes were photographed from inside with a heat-measuring infrared camera. The photos on the left show walls covered with ESP Low-E® House Wrap. The photos on the right show walls with traditional house wrap.
The walls protected by ESP Low-E® Housewrap all but stopped radiant heat transfer. The walls with traditional house wrap showed dramatic heat gain, absorbing heat and re-radiating it through the fiberglass insulation.
After l2 months, the homeowners compared energy bills. The ESP Low-E homeowner had saved more than $250 compared to his neighbor.