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The best time to install RadiaSource™ is when you are building a new home. Here are some areas where you should consider installing RadiaSource™ before construction is complete:
Vaulted or cathedral ceilings with minimal insulation space
These construction types leave a homeowner with very little room to insulate. Discomfort and high energy costs are a common complaint from homeowners with this type of construction. Unfortunately, after the home is finished, RadiaSource™ installation becomes more labor intensive. A single layer of RadiaSource™ wrapped around your home during construction will increase comfort and cut energy costs dramatically.
Above-garage Bonus Room (or "Oven" Room)
Typically, bonus rooms above the garage have minimal insulation in the ceiling, walls, and floor. This causes the temperature in most bonus rooms to vacillate between hot and cold so drastically that the space is rendered uninhabitable. Wrapping the bonus room in RadiaSource allows for a more regulated temperature that facilitates comfortable, year-round use of the room, thus increasing the home’s livable square footage.
Ryerson Toronto Winter Study
Ryerson Toronto Summer Study
A significant percentage of the heat gain and heat loss in a typical home goes through the attic. By eliminating heat transfer through the attic space, homeowners can see great results in energy savings.
RadiaSource™ can be placed in the attic space 3 ways. It can be placed over the top of existing insulation on the attic floor as a blanket, stapled up into the trusses of the attic ceiling, or by a full enclosure which puts it both in the trusses and as a blanket. Studies have shown that being stapled in the trusses is more effective in the summer, as a blanket more effective in the winter, and a full enclosure being most effective in either climate.
RadiaSource™ can be used as a house wrap in place of Tyvek, or other forms of wrap. Not only will RadiaSoruce™ provide a barrier to the amount of air entering or leaving the building like a standard house wrap, but it also adds the energy saving benefits of reflectivity. Since RadiaSource™ needs to face an open air gap in order to work, some exteriors (like stucco) are not compatible with RadiaSource™.
Under Radiant Flooring
There is no better insulating product for radiant flooring than RadiaSource™. Placed underneath the flooring, RadiaSource™ ensures that the radiant heat stays where it is supposed to go by reflecting 95% if it back into the living space.
In Crawl Spaces
Since hot air rises, most of the heat that is lost through the floor of a home is from non directional radiant heat. For this reason, a radiant barrier in a crawl space is extremely efficient. If a non-perforated barrier is used, there is protection from radiant heat and convection.
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