Welcome to our video FAQ series where AtticFoil™ owner, Ed Fritz, answers Frequently Asked Questions about radiant barrier foil. Many people are learning about the year round benefits of adding a green energy barrier like AtticFoil™ to a home or building and with that comes a lot of questions. Ed, the Radiant Barrier Guru, addresses some of the most frequently asked questions we receive here at AtticFoil.com.
Click on an image below to view the question and the video response.
Question: I have two thermometers in my attic but one is always reading about fifteen degrees hotter than the other. When I bring the thermometers inside, both read the same temperature. What is going on?
Question: I’m installing AtticFoil™ radiant barrier using the staple-up method. How much of a gap should I leave at the tops and the bottoms of the foil to allow for proper ventilation?
Question: Will AtticFoil™ radiant barrier still be effective if I can only cover part of my attic space? Does partial coverage help at all when installing radiant barrier in an attic?
Question: How much cooler should my attic be after installing a radiant barrier?
Question: I’m interested in installing a radiant barrier – can I really install it myself? Just how difficult is it?