Application of EcoFoil Reflective InsulationThe first thing to take into consideration when installing radiant barriers or reflective insulation is to determine where you want it installed. Since radiant barriers and reflective insulation can virtually be installed in any interior application where an air gap is present, the list of installation options is quite long. While both radiant barriers and reflective insulations are durable products that will not easily tear, they cut easily with a pair of scissors or a sharp utility knife.When it comes to attaching the product to either wood or metal, it is important to use a mechanically fastened joint to ensure the product stays in place over the long haul. Simply put, in wood, we recommend staples and in metal, we would recommend using a self-tapping screw.
The final step in installation would be to tape over each seam with EcoFoil Tape. The only product we do not recommend taping is our Perforated Radiant Barrier, as it has tiny holes punctured in it which allow it to breathe. This is because damp air created in your home, due to washing clothes, bathing, running the dishwasher, etc. travels upwards and must be able to pass through the radiant barrier to escape your attic. If a Solid Radiant Barrier were used in this location, it would trap the moisture in the air and condensate resulting in water droplets which would drip onto your insulation/attic floor and rafters causing damage.