Radiant Barrier Foil Reviews

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“Have no fear, this stuff works. I have a 2 story house in Austin, Tex., and I wasn’t sure how much effect this would have. Well, my son and I stapled it up in the attic in about 8-10 hours (over 3 days). My roof is flatter than I thought, so a lot of it was hard, bent-over work amidst the existing blown-in insulation. At the beginning of the summer, the a/c struggled to hold 80 on a 100-degree day. Now, on a 104-degree day, it can hold at 75. I’ve got some left over, so I’m going to glue it up on the inside ribs of my metal garage door and see what happens. Also, I got the atticfoil lightning quick when I ordered it. Thumbs up!” – Spincut in TX

 

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“Great Product! Best Price! Get Help Installing!!! I work commercial construction and am used to doing hard, dirty jobs. This by far takes the cake. If you do it correctly and do it by yourself, it is hot, itchy, and just plain miserable. The tight spaces, the insulation in your face, the nails sticking through the plywood roof sheathing…. All I can say is you just need help!!! That said, the product seems very good. I did the joint tape for a clean installation and to keep insulation from getting in the cracks when I blew it in after the installation. I will have to wait until next summer for actual results, but I am confident that this will help. Great product!” -Jimbob in LA

 

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“Awesome Stuff! After checking numerous companies that sell a Radiant Barrier, I settled on AtticFoil. I could not have made a wiser decision. The stuff is awesome. Very strong, but light weight. Easy to install. My attic space is now nowhere near how hot it used to be in the Arizona summers, and my overall house temp is maintained without running my AC constantly.” -D. Bruns in AZ

 

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“After attending a seminar by a company selling foil attic installations, I found AtticFoil on the internet. Their cost was about 10% of what the installation company quoted and installation was easily done in two days by my son & I. Our heating costs this winter are dramatically less than last winter. This winter has averaged 6 degrees warmer than last year but I calculated that was only responsible for half of the cost reduction. I’m looking forward to finding out the impact it has during the summer heat.” – Art in SC

 

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“Excellent, Excellent, Excellent. If every business in the U.S. would follow your example this country would be booming. From my order to the installation everything went smooth. The foil is strong and easy to work with. Just measure and cut the pieces in a suitable area and then carry the pieces to the attic and staple to the joists. Simplest job I ever done and anyone can do it..Thanks for a great product. I have noticed a difference in my bedroom warmth. I will be looking forward to see how it will help my air conditioning.” -Joe in OH
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“Attic Foil works! It is not an air conditioner, but like shade will keep you house noticeably cooler, especially upstairs. Less AC usage is more money in my pocket. My attic temperatures went from about 25 degrees above outside temperature to about 10 degrees above outside temperatures. My upstairs AC is in the attic so now it isn’t trying to cool my upstairs while it is in an oven.” -Ed in GA

 

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“Since we had a very mild winter it was hard to evaluate the effectiveness of the Attic Foil we installed last summer. Now as we are seeing some high temps. It is obvious that it is making a huge difference. We have a 1-1/2 story home and previously the attic room would be unuseable in this weather, but this year there is really no difference when you walk up the stairs. I purchased a new window air conditioner on clearance last summer to use in this area, but it hasn’t made it out of the box. The one thing we did notice over the winter is that the house seemed more even in temperature. I highly recommend this product. We did it ourselves in the course of rebuilding our attic/dormer space and I am so glad we did.” -Laurie in NE

 

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“Great Product. The attic was boiling hot when I was hanging the foil, but it is now much cooler. Fixed the “hot spot” in my guest room. Now it stays the same temp as the rest of my home.” -Ryan in NC

 

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“The website info & videos gave me everything I needed to know. The radiant barrier is working as advertised, but don’t expect it fix all the other problems like return air leaks, duct leaks, window shading east, west & south, poor insulation and air infiltration. I ordered the 26″ rolls for truss’s and had a tuff but doable install as the attic is quite small. I cut 12′ lengths and used the nail on the stick to push the end to outer wall, then started stapling from the top working one side as far as reachable before moving to the other side. This prevented some binding or unevenness. I stapled as far down the truss as I could reach laying on my back.(yes it’s that small but I was determined) The remainder is laying on top of the insulation just like on the web site.” -B. Mac in FL

 

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“If you are considering installing a radiant barrier in your attic this is definitely the place to not only shop/buy the materials but also an excellent resource for helpful tips and videos on the best way to install a radiant barrier. Don’t even think about buying the foil from any place else like the popular DIY stores as they are way over priced considering what you pay on a square foot basis. This is also a very good DIY project. I am 49 years old and did all my attic spaces by myself (I have a +****sq/ft two story home with high pitched roofs) in stages over the course of about 5-6 weekends. The more you work with the materials the better you get at installing it. I went with the rafter and false ceiling approach in my main attic. I stapled the foil to the rafters until I got to about 6-7 ft high and then did the false ceiling using simple metal duct strapping every 4 ft securing it with aluminum foil HVAC tape. It certainly would have been easier with a helper but I managed to go it alone and took my time (didn’t have much luck talking my wife or two daughters into helping). From what I’ve read on line I think I accomplished for a few hundreds dollars (not including the cost of my labor) what a contractor would have certainly done faster but for probably thousands of dollars. The Attic foil is surprisingly strong and durable and once you get in the groove it gets somewhat easier to work with. In some areas I was working with +20 ft sections by myself. The end result is pretty self gratifying. The summer heat hasn’t kicked in yet here in SC but I’m looking forward to seeing the affects on my bill. I could already feel the difference on sunny days as I was installing the product how it was reflecting the heat back away from the attic space. If I ever build a new house in the future I will make sure that this is part of the basic construction up front. While I was up in the attic I also put down an extra layer of R30 unfaced insulation over the existing blown insulation (after installing the radiant barrier). Im hoping for an overall improvement from our typically high summer cooling costs. I think I only had one minor question along the way and I e-mailed the guys at attic foil. With a day or two I received an answer back to my question and they were very helpful.” -Bill in SC

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