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Commercial

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Commercial Construction

Professional builders prefer post-frame technology for its versatility and efficiency. Plyco offers the best solutions toward meeting their building needs.

By choosing to “Build Plyco Strong,” building contractors select unmatched value and durability. Builders trust Plyco to deliver lasting cost-effectiveness. By teaming with Ply-Foil Reflective Insulation, Plyco offers industrial and commercial businesses energy savings years into the future.

View our extensive online inventory of commercial construction products.

Post Frame

Post frame builders

Post Frame Construction

When it comes to creating cost-effective structures of the highest quality, America relies on post-frame builders. And post-frame builders rely on Plyco.

Plyco is the nation’s leading supplier of durable, aesthetically pleasing doors, windows and other building accessories. From louvers and cupolas to the tiniest necessities from East Coast Fasteners & Closures, Plyco is the most complete provider of products for the agricultural and post-frame building markets.

Check out our selection of building components for post-frame construction.

Ply-Foil Reflective Insulation

Thermal Insulation Products

Ply-Foil is a multi layer, reflective insulation. Ply-Foil is available in variable size rolls and is perfect for both specialty and standard construction projects. Two outer layers of aluminum foil reflect 97% of the radiant heat. Each layer of foil is bonded to a tough layer of polyethylene for strength. The inner layers of bubble-pack resist conductive heat flow while a center layer of polyethylene gives Ply-foil additional strength.

Ply-foil provides nominal 3/16" thick Single Bubble, nominal 5/16" thick Double Bubble, Standard Edge and Staple Tab product lines for both Metal and Post Frame Construction. Ply-Foil reflective insulation is a perfectly suited building component for new commercial construction projects or retrofit application.

How Radiant Barrier Insulation Works

Radiant energy, the major source of heat flow, is energy in the form of infrared waves. It travels at the speed of light until it comes into contact with a surface. From there it has three options. It can be transmitted through the material, absorbed into it or reflected back. Air, water, and glass, for example, transmit visible light in varying degrees. A white surface, such as snow, reflects it; and a black surface absorbs it. Infrared waves work in the same way as visible light; heat is generated when its energy is absorbed. Common insulation products, like most building materials, tend to absorb a large percentage of the radiant energy they encounter as heat. However, tests have shown that one sheet of aluminum in the center of an airspace reflects 97% of radiant heat. This means heat rays pass through it at a rate of only 3%. Properly installed Ply-foil radiant barrier insulation takes full advantage of this property by using two or more such surfaces separated by encapsulated air.

PLY-FOIL comes in large, light weight, easy to handle rolls that will not blow away or break up in the wind. Installers will like working with the product because there are no fibers to cause skin itch or make breathing difficult. Ply-foil, properly installed and taped, provides an excellent vapor barrier, assists in limiting condensation and features the top classification of burn and flame spread ratings. It will not absorb water if left outside at the job site or if it is left partially uncovered during installation. Ply-Foil typically will not mildew or allow fungus growth and it is resistant to mice, birds, and insects. Ply-foil's reflective foil insulting material will add energy efficiency to your property, reducing your utility bill.

Shop Ply-Foil online today using the navigation on the left side of the page or contact us using the Plyco building components information request form online.