Radiant Barrier

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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The hottest trend is construction is converting an attic space into a living space. Unfortunately the term “hot” usually describes the room once it is complete. One of the common challenges is to get a decent amount of insulation between the sheetrock and the roof deck. Typically roof rafters are 2”x6” and allow only about […]

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Sometimes you just have to throw in the towel.  In the home comfort business this occasionally happens.  If you have a hot, uncomfortable room there is only so much you can do.  As I discussed in Part 1, you can try to keep the heat out by adding radiant barrier, insulation, attic ventilation or sealing […]

Continue reading about Hot Rooms In My House – When All Else Fails – Part 2

One of the most frustrating problems is having comfort issues with a particular room in your home.  These are rooms that you can NEVER get quite cool enough no matter how hard you try.  The usual suspects are: Rooms over garages, bonus rooms, media rooms, master bedrooms that “stick out” from the house, and home […]

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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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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 […]

Continue reading about New Video=>Attic Insulation and Radiant Barrier Work Together in Cold Weather To Keep Homes Warm and Energy Efficient

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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