Radiant Barrier for the Attic
LESLIE: Rick in Texas has a question about radiant barriers for the attic. What can we do for you?RICK: My question is I’m thinking about having a radiant barrier sprayed in underneath my roof and someone told me that that wasn’t the best way to do the radiant barrier.
TOM: That it was not the best way to do the radiant barrier?
RICK: Right. That there was something besides spray and that’s the only way I know to do it.
TOM: Right. Well radiant barriers typically do go under the roof and they reflect the sun from the outside back out and they also keep the heat that emanates up into the interior space back down.
RICK: But what they do is they spray it and is there anything better than that?
TOM: Rick, there are really two common applications. You know, the one that you’re talking about is a spray-on and most of them are sheet products. But either of them will work very well. Let me point you to a great website for additional information. It’s the website for the Reflective Insulation Manufacturers Association. It’s RIMA.net. And there you’re going to find all of the technical data on the various types of reflective barriers, radiant barriers and you can make your choice based on the data that you find right there. It’s a good, independent organization with some great technical details about this product. RIMA.net.
LESLIE: Thanks so much for stopping by The Money Pit.