Insulation for First House

When selecting this option, know that the entire dog or cat house will be insulated.

Our insulation is made in the USA and is a certified "green" product. It is called LOW E reflective insulation.  Most manufacturers of dog houses are spouting out R-Value numbers and frankly most of them don't even know what an R Value is.  R-Value is the resistance to conductive heat flow.  In dog houses, conduction is only 3 to 7 % of heat loss due to the small size of the cavity.

The biggest heat loss (during winter) and the largest heat gain (during summer) for dog houses is not a conductive factor but a radiation loss/gain through infrared radiation.  Rather than getting into a scientific, hard to understand dissertation, simply think of it like a thermos bottle.  It keeps cold things cold and hot things hot with a shallow reflective aluminum barrier.  That is precisely what Blythe Wood Works LOW E reflective insulation does for a pet house.  You may refer to our website's LOW E link.

LOW E is a Class A, Class I fire rated insulation made of pure reflective aluminum on both sides with a layer of closed cell polyethylene in the middle. It is non toxic and does not become brittle, crack, flake, or collapse  with age.

A light weight mahogany plywood liner protects the inner cavity insulation from pet damage, ensuring long term durability.

The photo below shows the components of a typical insulated dog or cat house, 2 x 2 framing, a mahogany plywood liner, two ply foil LOW E insulation and clear A grade bevel siding.