When the metal roof option is select, we use an Astro Eco Radiant Barrier between the metal roofing and the Attic. We use the double sided with Foil for reflective radiant barrier towards the metal roof and a White side facing inward to the attic.
So, how does Eco Radiant Barrier work in an attic?
Attic Radiant Barrier Insulation
Reflective attic insulation (aka attic foil insulation) protects your home from radiant heat transfer
How does reflective attic insulation stop heat flow?
The nearly indestructible metalized polyethelyne attic foil insulation from Eco Foil.com is made with 99% pure aluminum. The aluminum in the attic insulation foil works to reflect radiant heat away and back toward the source. Pairing high quality attic radiant barrier insulation with traditional fiberglass or cellulose insulation is the best attic insulation combination to maximize the energy efficiency of your attic space. Reflective attic insulation can also improve the performance for an attic-based HVAC system. For maximum impact from installing attic foil insulation, attic retrofits are the way to go.
What makes EcoFoil attic radiant barrier insulation the right product for your attic insulation?
- Ecofoil attic radiant barrier is durable and safe – our radiant barrier is the first to pass the ASTM E84-2009 test as a Class 1/Class A flame retardant radiant barrier. People consider EcoFoil the best attic insulation as it is virtually indestructible and impossible to tear, yet attic radiant barrier does not require special clothing or breathing equipment to install and reflective attic insulation leaves no debris behind when you insulate attic ceiling spaces.
- Radiant barrier attic insulation is an economical addition to your energy savings strategy. Attic insulation foil iseasy to install and can be an afternoon DIY project for 1-2 people. Just cut a length of the attic insulation foil with standard scissors, roll the radiant barrier insulation over the face of your attic rafters and staple into place with a manual or pneumatic staple gun.
- EcoFoil attic foil insulation is the most reflective attic insulation of its kind reflecting 97% of radiant heat when installed with adequate air space on one or both surfaces. What is the best attic insulation? EcoFoil.
- Attic foil insulation is waterproof and non-absorbent; EcoFoil attic radiant barrier does not enable growth of mold or fungi (ASTM C1338-08) and pinpoint perforations prevent condensation build up in attic spaces.
Radiant barrier attic insulation – “Under Rafter” method
Radiant barrier attic insulation – “Over Joist” method
During cold winter months, 50-75% of your home or building’s heat can be lost through your attic area due to radiant heat transfer. Fiberglass and cellulose blow-in insulation in attics only slow down heat transfer and do nothing against radiant heat gain or loss. Fiberglass and cellulose insulations absorb and retain heat, but will eventually transfer the heat to cooler air outside the attic roof insulation. Attic radiant barrier reflects up to 97% of radiant heat back toward the living space, keeping your home warmer and saving you on heating costs. Installing radiant barrier attic insulation is clean, quick, and easy with our EcoFoil Perforated Radiant Barrier product. Just roll the reflective attic foil insulation across the attic floor right over top of any existing insulation and and don’t place anything directly on top of it (a minimum 3/4 inch air space is required to reflect heat.) This combination is the best insulation for attic spaces that aren’t used for storage to minimize heat transfer. Download our installation guide for installing attic radiant barrier over an attic floor.