Check out Chris Edwards at www.GreenLows.com installing Radiant Barrier Foil from Attic Foil. This video really shows how uncomplicated installing radiant barrier can be. As I mention in the video, the key is NOT to over-think the installation process. In this video he demonstrates the Open-Ridge Method of installing radiant barrier. This is an excellent […]

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Ed Fritz on November 24th, 2009

A common question is “What Is The R-Value of Radiant Barrier Foil?” The answer: ZERO Heat moves in 3 different methods:  1) Conductive 2) Radiant 3) Convective.  R-Value is a term used to measure how resistant a product is to CONDUCTIVE HEAT ONLY.  The best way to illustrate this is to picture an ice chest […]

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Ed Fritz on November 16th, 2009

Dust, Dust, Dust – Everybody is SO worried about dust on radiant barriers.  If you do enough reading about radiant barriers, eventually you will find someone tell you that radiant barriers are good but they will lose their effectiveness by (fill in the blank) percentage after (fill in the blank) number of years. So, what […]

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First, let me say:  Radiant Barrier is NOT a substitute for “Regular” types of insulation – either fiberglass insulation or cellulose insulation.  Radiant Barrier and regular attic insulation work TOGETHER to make your home more comfortable and energy efficient. People always ask. “Should I Add More Attic Insulation or Install A Radiant Barrier”?  I hear […]

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I got several calls and emails from last week’s post about installing radiant barrier under shingles.  It seems that I’ve kinda stirred up a hornet’s nest of sorts.  One roofer was grateful for “Saving” him from making a big mistake.  Another guy was down-right mad.  He said I didn’t know what I was talking about […]

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