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TRUPROTECT™


TruProtect

Patented TruProtect™ provides a new and exciting way to protect your home or building. Our product also:

  • Reduces high heating and cooling costs.
  • Helps safeguard against the devastating threat of fire.
  • Provides a barrier against bothersome exterior noise.
  • Defends roofs against the costly damage done by hail.
  • Protects against the attack of bugs.
  • Saves money and trouble with easy installation!

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truProtectWith a level of heat reflection of up to 98%, TruProtect™ saves up to 40% on utility costs winter and summer.

TruProtect™ conforms to or exceeds all standard conventions for safety and reliability so you can rest easy knowing that your biggest investment is protected by the best insulation.

Steel Depot associates are waiting to answer all your questions and are eager to get you on your way to enjoying your new life of safety and comfort confident under TruProtect™ insulation.

ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY

TruProtect™ is the only product that brings it all together–radiant barrier, insulation, RF shielding, sound reduction, fire protection, and mold and mildew protection–and it accomplishes all this while being environmentally friendly.

  • infraredTruProtect™ is made from 65-70% recycled materials.

  • The multiple layers that make up TruProtect are bonded by adhesives that are plant-based and water-based.

  • The active ingredient in the fire retardant is a very stable, aqueous, organic solution. It is non-regulated by the DOT and carries an HMIS rating of 1-0-0. It is listed as a non-hazardous product, and none of the components in the fire retardant material is listed by IARC, NTP, or OSHA.

  • No special protective clothing is required for installation of TruProtect. A saw, nails, and tape are all the tools needed.

  • TruProtect™ is manufactured in Lubbock, Texas–331 miles from Addison.

Also, the best way to save energy, and save on the bills that accompany that energy, is to reduce consumption. TruProtect’s combination of radiant barrier and insulation will help accomplish this goal.

FIRE PROTECTION

TruProtect™ is made of the finest components which are treated with environmentally safe materials to help it protect your house or commercial building from fire and smoke damage; mold, mildew, and fungus damage; and hail damage.

Fire Protection
TruProtect was tested for its fire and smoke spread. Three sheets were placed in a tunnel with an 1860°F flame drawn through the tunnel at about 125 feet per minute. Results are compared to other building materials that are at the extremes of the the scale used.

RADIANT BARRIER

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TruProtect’s components and their arrangement make it an amazing barrier to radiant, convective, and conductive heat transfer.

Heat always travels from warmer spaces to cooler spaces. There are three ways in which it goes from warm spaces outside in summer, inside in winter) to cold spaces (inside in summer and outside in winter).

  • Conduction is the flow of heat through matter as in a hot iron applied to wrinkled clothes. In general, the more dense a substance, the better conductor it is. Air has low density and, thus, is a poor conductor of heat. TruProtect uses this fact to its advantage. With 6 “dead-air” zones, conduction of heat is reduced, providing TruProtect with an R-factor of 1.6, which is okay, but certainly not the end of the story!

  • Convection is the transfer of heat through a gas or a liquid. This is the reason hot air rises. The primary function of conventional, bulk insulation is to trap still air within the insulation and reduce heat transfer by air movement.

  • Radiation is a significant means of heat transfer and is where TruProtect really “shines.” The sun’s heat arrives by infrared waves traveling through space. When these rays hit an object, they either are reflected or are absorbed. Only the rays that are absorbed will produce heat. The amount of the radiation emitted depends on the emissivity of the object’s surface. Emissivity is the rate at which radiation is given off. Common objects used in buildings such as brick and wood have emissivity rates from 80-90%, meaning it is absorbing the heat and making the building hot. The surface of TruProtect has the emissivity rate of 2%, meaning almost none of the heat is absorbed and 98% of the infrared rays are reflected and never enter the attic.

TruProtect installed on a roof will help achieve thermal comfort by hindering all three ways of heat transfer. Starting with TruProtect’s outstanding radiant barrier qualities, it reduces the amount of infrared waves entering the attic. The result is that the attic remains much cooler in the summer. This makes the bulk insulation more efficient and the home cooler. The reverse works in the winter, holding warm air in. And as an added bonus, the 6 “dead-air” zones work to block conduction of heat.

Since radiant barriers reduce radiation of heat to or from the surface of the material rather than heat conducted through the material, associating R-values with radiant barriers is difficult and inappropriate. The R-value test measures heat transfer through the material, not to or from its surface. There is no universally accepted laboratory method to measure the resistance to heat flow of a multi-layer foil product.

NOISE REDUCTION

TruProtect’s components and their arrangement make it an amazing barrier to noise transmission.

Homes
Homes can be our refuge, but they can also be a source excessive, irritating noise. A media room in the basement, home entertainment center in the family room, dish washer in the kitchen, or a daughter playing the latest hit in her bedroom are just a few of the sources of noise inundating our homes. TruProtect installed in walls and ceilings can help contain sound where we want it and keep it out of places we don’t want it.

Living closely together in cities makes quiet a precious commodity. People living in apartment complexes and condominiums usually have no choice in who their neighbors will be. TruProtect installed in exterior and partitioning walls can dramatically cut noise from adjoining neighbors. Owners of condominiums in a high-rise complex in Las Vegas will be the beneficiaries of the quiet provided by TruProtect installed in partitioning walls.

Businesses
Privacy is often needed in buildings, such as the offices of lawyers, doctors, counselors, human resources departments, or board of directors meeting rooms. When we tell our physician about our health concerns, we don’t want the patient in the adjoining room to listen in. When the board of directors discuss financial projections or upcoming projects, they need to keep the company secrets just that–secret.

Ecology
Acoustic ecology, sometimes called soundscape ecology, is the relationship between living beings and their noise environment. The effect of intrusive sound on our physical and emotional health is well documented. Schools, offices, manufacturing plants, and homes using TruProtect as a sound block provide benefits to students, employees, and family members.

HAIL PROTECTION

TruProtect is made of the finest components which are treated with environmentally safe materials to help it protect your house or commercial building from fire and smoke damage; mold, mildew, and fungus damage; and hail damage.

Hail Protection
Hail damage to roofs costs homeowners in higher insurance premiums and in replacement costs. TruProtect is a patented, multi-layer sheet that, when installed under shingles, protects the shingles and the underlying roof.

When hail stones strike shingles, the shingles crack and must be replaced. TruProtect installed under the shingles enables the hail impact to be absorbed–the hail stone boomerangs off the roof without causing damage.

In a side-by-side test comparing a roof assembly with Truprotect as an underlayment and one without, four-pound steel balls were dropped from a height of 20 feet. Impact locations were then analyzed to determine the damage. The sample using TruProtect received significantly less damage than the sample without TruProtect. The Truprotect roof showed 50% less surface damage and 100% less structural damage.

RF SHIELDING

TruProtect’s components and their arrangement make it an amazing barrier to radio waves.

Three layers of aluminum (0.13mm, .05mm, and .05mm) each separated by two layers of 6mm fiberboard and air spaces leads to TruProtect’s high test results for RF shielding. When the 4' x 8' panels are joined with 5mil aluminum tape, TruProtect provides a light weight, sturdy solution for RF shielding.

Security is an important issue for businesses. When an information thief can steal credit card data while driving by a store, more security measures are needed. Corporations need to be assured that their proprietary information is secure from electronic eavesdroppers. Additional uses are government, military, and commercial secure facilities; EMC, RF, and wireless test laboratories; RF shield test chamber; secure conference rooms; SCIF facilities; recording studios; anechoic chambers; computer rooms; office rooms; and secure buildings.

Radio waves are electromagnetic waves occurring on the radio frequency portion of the electromagnetic spectrum. A common use is to transport information through the atmosphere without wires. The voltage in a radio wave alternates back and forth between plus and minus many times per second. This frequency of radio wave is measured in cycles per second.

There are two types of matter in the universe that affect electromagnetic waves: conductors and insulators. When a radio wave hits a material, some of the power is reflected at the surface, and some of the power is transmitted into and possibly through the material. Power absorbed in or blocked by an insulator (dielectric) is called the Attenuation Coefficient of the material. The higher the Attenuation Coefficient, the more efficient blockage of radio waves, with 100 indicating a complete blockage.

Electromagnetic radiation consists of coupled electric and magnetic fields. With the use of an RF shield, the result is that electromagnetic radiation is reflected from the surface of the conductor: internal fields stay inside, and external fields stay outside.
Electromagnetic energy is an environmental issue that is often overlooked. This invisible environmental factor should be considered as carefully as air and water quality.


 Architectural Testing, Inc., Southlake, Texas
UL 2218, is a standard for impact resistance of prepared roof covering material.


Acoustics Systems Acoustical Research Facility, Austin, Texas
The tests were performed in accordance with ASTM E90-04.
Sound Transmission Class (STC) is the single number rating of the effectiveness of a material or construction assembly to retard the transmission of airborne sound at frequencies between 125Hz and 4000Hz.. TruProtect’s test results for its 1/2" thickness were an STC of 19.
Outdoor-Indoor Transmission Class (OITC) is a standard used to indicate the rate of transmission of sound between outdoor and indoor spaces in a structure. It considers frequencies down to 80 Hz and is weighted more to lower frequencies such as that emitted by aircraft, trains, and truck traffic. TruProtect’s test results for its 1/2" thickness were an OITC of 15.
A second set of tests performed using TruProtect as part of a SWS317 wall assembly with a total assembly thickness of 8" had STC results of 51 and OITC results of 35.