Radiant Heat

Ed on February 11th, 2011

People often ask us, “If I install a radiant barrier on my roof, won’t it overheat the roof and cause damage to my roof shingles?” Watch the video below to find out what we discovered when we put it to the test. For more information on Radiant Barrier’s effect on roofing shingles you can read this […]

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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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There is some debate in the radiant barrier business whether to use a perforated or a solid radiant barrier product in an attic application. In an attic application, you should ALWAYS use a perforated product. Period. Why? Solid products like bubble foil insulation are called “Vapor Barriers”.  A vapor barrier basically stops moisture from moving […]

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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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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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