Conductive Heat

Think of your home as one big refrigerator – would you put it in the shade or in the sun?  Of course you would put it in the shade.  Why?  Heat coming directly from the sun is radiant heat and radiant heat causes things to heat up.  This means the outside surface temperature of your […]

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I still get this question all the time.  “Can you explain why an air space is needed for a radiant barrier to work?” Watch this video for a complete explanation. Basically it works this way.  Radiant heat is heat that is transferred across either an air space or a vacuum.  This is how the heat […]

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One common question or concern about installing a radiant barrier is whether it will cause the shingles to heat up and get damaged or shorten their life expectancy. The short answer is NO damage will occur. Tests have shown that installing a radiant barrier in attics generally only cause the roof and shingles to increase […]

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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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