LESLIE: Earl in Texas needs some help in the attic. What can we do for you?
EARL: I need to know the source and effectiveness of radiant paint for the attic.
TOM: Very simple: third-party testing. Before you choose a radiant barrier, you want to see the research done by the manufacturer. Don’t just take the claims that are on the website. Ask to see the reports from third-party testing organizations. The best radiant barrier manufacturers out there are going to have those very handy and be very quick to turn them over to you and, this way, you can make an intelligent decision without all of the selling and the hyperbole that comes across.
EARL: The coverages are different but all of this stuff is like $55 a gallon.
TOM: Radiant barriers are fairly expensive, but they are effective and they do work very well; especially in your area of the country, out in Texas and Arizona and areas like that because it really does cut back on the temperature of the attic space and make it a lot less expensive for you to have to cool your house.
Earl, thanks so much for calling us at 888-MONEY-PIT.