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Is refllective insulation a good choice for our home?

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Dec 11, 2012 01:00 AM
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We have a 1st floor room with no insulation in the ceiling. Over it is a large unheated walk-in attic with insulation between the roof rafters. Where we have a second story, the ceilings are insulated with fiberglass, but nothing in the roof. A contractor has recommended a reflective radiant barrier both for the floor of the unheated walk-in attic and to be put over the fiberglass insulation on the second floor plus wrapping the ducts. This is new technology to me. Is this a sound recommendation?




 

 

We have a 1st floor room with no insulation in the ceiling. Over it is a large unheated walk-in attic with insulation between the roof rafters. Where we have a second story, the ceilings are insulated with fiberglass, but nothing in the roof. A contractor has recommended a reflective radiant barrier both for the floor of the unheated walk-in attic and to be put over the fiberglass insulation on the second floor plus wrapping the ducts. This is new technology to me. Is this a sound recommendation?

In short - no, especially not in your climate zone which is primarily focused on keeping heat in, instead of cooling. 

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