WHAT WE THINK ABOUT RADIANT BARRIER

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RADIANT BARRIER ON ATTIC WALLS

WE HAVE FOUND THAT RADIANT BARRIER SHEATHING PRODUCTS CAN BE VERY USEFUL ON VERTICAL ATTIC WALLS. SOME HOMES WILL HAVE INTERIOR WALLS THAT HAVE AN ATTIC ON THE OTHER SIDE. IN MANY CASES THE INSULATION IS FALLING OFF OF THESE WALLS OR IS LOOSE FITTING. THESE EXPOSED WALLS ARE A GOOD PLACE TO ATTACH A RADIANT BARRIER TO SECURE INSULATION AND ADD ANOTHER LAYER OF PROTECTION.

RADIANT BARRIER

RADIANT BARRIER ON KNEE WALLS FOR VAULTED CEILINGS

SOME HOUSES HAVE VAULTED CEILINGS. THESE ROOMS USUALLY HAVE PARTS OF THE WALL THAT EXTEND UP INTO THE ATTIC. THESE KNEE WALLS ARE OFTEN A SOURCE OF HOT SPOTS AND ENERGY LOSS.  COVERING THESE WALLS WHEN NEEDED CAN BE VERY BENEFICIAL. BASICALLY ITS THE SAME SCENARIO AS ABOVE.

RADIANT BARRIER ON ROOF

WHY WE DONT INSTALL RADIANT BARRIER UNDER ROOFS

ABOUT 10 YEARS AGO STAPLE UP RADIANT BARRIERS BECAME A NEW AGE ENERGY SAVER FAD IN OUR AREA. SOME COMPANIES ARE STILL TRYING TO KEEP IT ALLIVE. CPS ENERGY NO LONGER PAYS REBATES FOR THIS PRODUCT. YOU MAY WONDER WHY. RADIANT BARRIERS DO REFLECT SOME HEAT OUT OF ATTICS BUT THERE ARE DOWNSIDES. WHEN RADIANT BARRIERS GET DUSTY AND DIRTY THEY ARE LESS EFFECTIVE OR YOU COULD SAY LESS REFLECTIVE.  THEY ALSO COST MUCH MORE THAN INSULATION. IF YOU HAVE GOOD INSULATION THEN A HOT ATTIC IS MUCH LESS OF A CONCERN. LASTLY I RECOMMEND YOU GOOGLE RADIANT BARRIER AND HOUSE FIRES. 

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