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When it's 90 or 100 degrees outside, a home's attic often reaches temperatures of more than 150 degrees. What most people don't realize is that attic insulation acts like a sponge, absorbing and retaining heat throughout the day. In the evening, heat trapped in the insulation continues to seep into the home long after the sun has gone down. This is one of the reasons why homes without RadiaSource™ are slow to cool at night.
Installing RadiaSource™ in your home provides a barrier that reflects heat out in the summer, and traps warmth in during the winter, ensuring a more easily regulated temperature in your home all day long, all year long.
There are several different ways to install RadiaSource™ in your home. The right installation method will depend on the layout of your attic and will revolve around your most troublesome temperature issue, whether that's keeping heat in, keeping heat out, or both.
Three Methods of Residential Attic Installation
- Over-floor installation—48-inch wide rolls are attached across your attic floor over the existing insulation. RadiaSource™ is perforated to allow vapor to escape when it is installed directly over mass insulation without compromising its effectiveness. This installation is best suited for attics with few obstacles or uprights, and in colder climates. Studies have shown that in areas of high dust accumulation (such as areas of frequent construction or in close proximity to a coal mine), effectiveness can be reduced. For these customers, periodic regulation of dust levels would help to maintain optimum performance.
- On-rafter Installation—RadiaSource™ is attached to the rafters. This installation method prevents dust accumulation, making it the preferred method for warmer, dustier climates.
- Combination rafter and floor installation—using both the on-rafter and over-floor installation methods, your home will be well suited to handle both warm and cold climates.
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