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Radiant Barrier, general insulation questions

I was looking into adding a radiant barrier to my house, I was wondering if
anyone here had any experience with any of the different types?

I have seen the spray-on kind advertised, but those can only be applied by
"licensed professionals" & I am just not sure how long those really
last....not to mention it is *very* expensive.

http://www.reflectixinc.com/ is one company I was looking at (can pick up
the stuff from lowes/amazon/etc) for self install...it is basically "tinfoil
bubblewrap".

http://atticfoil.com/ is another alternative, local to me & it seems a good
deal less expensive compared to the reflectixinc stuff per sqft, but I have
no idea about its makeup.

Anyone know of any other brands/types of radiant barriers?

My attic & walls (even garage) are already a pretty high R rating, but being
in a new community with no shade whatsoever I am looking at anything else
that I can possibly do to make summers in TX a bit more bareable (SP is a
pun).

Thanks


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Re: Radiant Barrier, general insulation questions

On Thu, 29 May 2008 15:19:33 GMT, "Keith V. Klenke"
<abendorg@gmail.com> wrote:

>Anyone know of any other brands/types of radiant barriers?


Tyvek ThermaWrap
http://www2.dupont.com/Tyvek_Construction/en_US/products/residential/products/thermawrap.html

The rep was just in our office yesterday. He said it isn't easy to
install retrofit. Better for new construction. The other thing to
keep in mind is that you need an airspace next to the shiny side in
order for it to work properly. Not sure how you are planning to
install, but make sure to read up on it so you get it installed
correctly.

Regards,
Ken

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Re: Radiant Barrier, general insulation questions

KeN Etter,
> He said it isn't easy to
> install retrofit. Better for new construction.
>

Funny. The only place we use radiant barriers around here is in saunas
😉 But you are right, you absolutely need an airpace on the shiny side
or it will not work.

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Re: Radiant Barrier, general insulation questions

In article <9Qz%j.391$233.288@kovat.provo.novell.com>,
abendorg@gmail.com says...
> I was looking into adding a radiant barrier to my house, I was wondering if
> anyone here had any experience with any of the different types?
>
> I have seen the spray-on kind advertised, but those can only be applied by
> "licensed professionals" & I am just not sure how long those really
> last....not to mention it is *very* expensive.
>
> http://www.reflectixinc.com/ is one company I was looking at (can pick up
> the stuff from lowes/amazon/etc) for self install...it is basically "tinfoil
> bubblewrap".
>
> http://atticfoil.com/ is another alternative, local to me & it seems a good
> deal less expensive compared to the reflectixinc stuff per sqft, but I have
> no idea about its makeup.
>
> Anyone know of any other brands/types of radiant barriers?
>
> My attic & walls (even garage) are already a pretty high R rating, but being
> in a new community with no shade whatsoever I am looking at anything else
> that I can possibly do to make summers in TX a bit more bareable (SP is a
> pun).
>
> Thanks
>
>
>


check out www.finehomebuilding.com

There's a "breaktime forums" link on the right-hand side that's free to
join.

Past articles have had issues discussing that too I think.
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