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Radiant Barrier Southeast

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sean Lintow Sr May 7. 5 Replies

Is it worth the cost to retro-fit radiant barrier into existing attic space in southeast part of USARoof is 4/12 hip, 2200 sfContinue

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Sean Lintow Sr replied to Gary Wright's discussion Radiant Barrier Southeast
"A couple of issues with that - working around the trusses is a pain for that especially to get everything right & it gets to be real tight real quick. The biggest though is dust settling on the sheets over time which has been shown to reduce the…"
May 7
David Butler replied to Gary Wright's discussion Radiant Barrier Southeast
"If no ducts in attic, I can't imagine any rationale for installing RB. If the objective is to reduce ceiling (cooling) loads, fix the ceilings."
May 4
Gary Wright replied to Gary Wright's discussion Radiant Barrier Southeast
"Thanks, David I had in mind the RB film that attaches to underside of the rafters.  duct work is located in the crawl space, so other than low head room in attic 4/12 hip, no other obstruction. "
May 4
David Butler replied to Gary Wright's discussion Radiant Barrier Southeast
"In new construction, I used to specify TechShield OSB for roof sheating, which adds about 10 cents per sq.ft. of roof (may no longer be accurate). A large study of Energy Star homes in Houston included homes with ducts in the attic, sealed to Energy…"
May 3
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Gary Wright's discussion Radiant Barrier Southeast
"You know the answer is it depends - what are you trying to accomplish, why, how much are you willing to pay for it... Is it shady, do you have a tile roof... http://thehtrc.com/2012/building-science-radiant-barriers  With that once all air…"
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At 11:24am on August 10, 2012, Diane Chojnowski said…

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