Energy efficiency is a hot topic, and there are a ton of resources available to help you improve things around your home.  One economical product I’ve found is radiant barrier which is installed in attics and used in conjunction with mass insulation products to greatly minimize the transfer of radiant heat.  I called several companies to learn more, but this video from the folks at EcoFoil was really handy at getting the big picture about radiant barrier.  Take a look below.

EcoFoil Radiant Barrier

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3 Responses to “What is radiant barrier?”

  • Gabriel says:

    I have a tiny house. Sort of. It is actually an old treval trailer that I gutted and have been rebuilding from the inside out. I also have those dual axle fenders and they are not so sturdy and nice as the ones in THIS tiny house! I solved the cold problem by cutting 1/2 inch polystyrene to fit the fenders in two layers glued together. I then cut 3/4 inch plywood to make tight fitting covers over the blue polyboard insulation. So far. seems to have been a good fix. Naturally, if you are in a colder climate, you can make the insulation as thick as is needed. Your project is particularly inspiring to me, as I want to build an actual tiny house, but lack the money for all new supplies. I like how you have re-purposed much of your lumber. Plus, it improves, rather than detracts from, the overall beauty. Good work!

  • Good to see a talent at work. I can’t match that.

  • Gled dere! Var i Dublin for en knapp mÃ¥ned siden. Byen, folket, kulturen – det var "herlig enkelt". Irene var veldig imøtekommende. Her er det bare Ã¥ leve med, synge med, drikke med osv. :-)

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