Radiant Barrier

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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WOW, it’s been cold lately.  Not surprisingly, I’ve received a bunch of calls and emails from people wanting more information on how installing a radiant barrier can help them in cold weather. I put together a video to help illustrate how traditional attic insulation and radiant barrier WORK TOGETHER to make a home more comfortable […]

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You may have recently heard some Radio/TV ads talking about an “Amazing Radiant Barrier Paint that is applied to the underside of your roof”. And how it “reflects” over 75% of the heat to keep your attic cooler and save you money on your utility bills. Let’s get some facts straight. There is NO such […]

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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 December 14th, 2009

The weather outside may be frightful, but in your attic it’s quite delightful. Well, it is compared to being in your attic in July. NOW is the time to think ahead and work on a few simple projects that can have a HUGE difference before you get your summer electric bills. I’m about to reveal […]

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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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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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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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At first it sounds reasonable.  You are getting a new roof, so why not scrape off the shingles, put down roofing felt, THEN radiant barrier foil and THEN shingles right on top.  What an easy way to install a radiant barrier, right? I also get asked if eShield, SolarGuard or Bubble Foil Insulation will work. […]

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