Radiant Barrier Journal

Radiant Barrier & Reflective Insulation Info & Advice

While both radiant barriers AND reflective insulation block a significant amount of radiant heat and therefore, increase the comfort level of a home or building while lowering utility bills, there are significant differences between the two products driving when and where they can be installed.

Posted by Rhonda Franklin Google+ On Jul - 8 - 2013 Comments Off READ FULL POST
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For a limited time, RadiantGUARD® is offering free shipping on all its radiant barrier and bubble insulation products.  That’s an average savings of $12-15 per roll. Don’t wait! Beat the heat and order yours today to take advantage of this incredible additional savings while it’s available. Offer subject to expire at any time. For more information about radiant barrier and reflective insulation products and to purchase online, please visit RadiantGUARD.com. © 2013 Radiant Barrier Journal | RadiantGUARD.com

Posted by Rhonda Franklin Google+ On May - 30 - 2013 Comments Off READ FULL POST
radiant barrier dust accumulation

FAQ: Does dust accumulation affect the performance of a radiant barrier over time? ANSWER: NO, as long as you are using a double-sided radiant barrier and at least one side it facing at least a 3/4″ air space. A very common misconception in the insulation industry is that dust in an attic space will eventually render an installed radiant barrier ineffective over time as it collects over its surface.  It is true that dust will eventually collect in varying degrees on [...]

Posted by Rhonda Franklin Google+ On Apr - 2 - 2013 Comments Off READ FULL POST
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  FAQ: Do aluminum foil insulation products lose their reflectivity over time because of oxidation? ANSWER: No, a high quality aluminum foil insulation products reflectivity is NOT AFFECTED by the natural oxidation process. All aluminum surfaces oxidize when exposed to oxygen and this oxidation process produces a CLEAR layer over the top of the surface of aluminum.  This clear layer will increase in thickness to a point where the oxygen in the environment can no longer continue the oxidation process. High quality aluminum foil insulation products [...]

Posted by Rhonda Franklin Google+ On Feb - 14 - 2013 Comments Off READ FULL POST
radiant barrier tax credit

The waiting is over and we have good news; the popular tax credit for RadiantGUARD® products is back!! At the first of this year, Congress passed the American Taxpayer Release Act of 2012 and President Barack Obama signed it into law on January 2nd.

Posted by Rhonda Franklin Google+ On Jan - 30 - 2013 Comments Off READ FULL POST
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RadiantGUARD® products are designed to meet the Prescriptive Path requirement for homes in IECC Climate Zones1-3 that have more than 10 linear feet of ductwork located in an unconditioned attic. See Exhibit 1 of the ENERGY STAR Qualified Homes, Version 3 (Rev 05) National Program Requirements at www.energystar.gov/newhomesguidelines.”

Posted by Rhonda Franklin Google+ On Jul - 27 - 2010 Comments Off READ FULL POST
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Fact: There is no such thing as a “radiant barrier paint.” Suppliers are misnaming their products as radiant barriers because radiant barriers are the most effective product at blocking radiant heat and lowering monthly utility bills.

Posted by Rhonda Franklin Google+ On Apr - 20 - 2010 Comments Off READ FULL POST
shingles

The Florida Solar Energy Center found that the installation of a radiant barrier in an attic space will NOT reduce the life expectancy of a shingle nor void the shingle manufacturer’s warranty. As well, many roofing material manufacturers have stated the same.

Posted by Rhonda Franklin Google+ On Mar - 4 - 2010 Comments Off READ FULL POST
radiantbarrierundershingles

It appears that a few companies out there are promoting the ill-advised addition of a radiant barrier directly under asphalt shingles. This method of installation will not provide any benefit since a radiant barrier reduces the transfer of radiant heat that travels across an air space.

Posted by Rhonda Franklin Google+ On Mar - 2 - 2010 Comments Off READ FULL POST
taxcredit

Radiant barrier and reflective insulation products, purchased and installed in 2009 or 2010 for the purpose of insulating one’s primary residence, qualify for a federal tax credit as a result of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 signed by President Obama on February 17, 2009.

Posted by Rhonda Franklin Google+ On Feb - 14 - 2010 Comments Off READ FULL POST
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