Keep radiant heat out of your attic
Prevent excess heat gain in the warm summer months by blocking unwanted radiant heat under your attic's rafters.
Prevent heat from escaping
In colder months, keep your furnace running efficiently by reflecting heat back into your living space—saving on energy costs.
Promote air flow in your attic
Tiny perforations promote air flow, preventing buildup of condensation which can lead to mold and mildew.
Why install reflective insulation in your attic?
In hot climates, attic temperatures can reach as high as 140° F. The radiant heat in the attic tries to force its way into your living space, making your air conditioner work harder, which in turn, increases utility expenses. In colder climates, 50-75% of heat can escape into your attic, making your heater work overtime to keep your living area warm and comfortable. EcoFoil’s reflective attic insulation combats these inefficiencies by reflecting 96% of radiant heat, either away from your home, or back into your home, depending on the source of the heat.
Radiant Barrier improves performance of existing attic insulation
Traditional insulation works to absorb heat and cold air from passing through. This only goes so far. Unwanted air still passes through eventually, even when high R-values are used. Installing a reflective barrier in your attic creates a true radiant heat barrier. When radiant barrier attic insulation is combined with traditional insulation, you get the benefits of both. These benefits combine for an effective one-two punch that keeps your living space warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer, saving you money on energy bills year round.
Recommended products: Perforated Radiant Barrier Foil
Installing EcoFoil Attic Foil Insulation is a Breeze
Attic foil insulation can be installed on your attic rafters or above your ceiling joists, with minimal equipment needed. All you'll need are scissors or a utility knife to cut the product, and a staple gun to fasten it in place. Reflective attic insulation works wonders on its own or when combined with traditional insulation (fiberglass or foam) you may already have in your attic. When installing reflective barrier on the floor of your attic, simply place a layer on top of your existing fiberglass insulation, making sure to overlap each row by 2-3".
Scissors or utility knife
No tape needed
Attic Foil Insulation Installation Instructions:
Attic Insulation Under Rafters
Installing radiant barrier under your rafters is a great way to combat heat gains in the warm summer months.Download Instructions (PDF)
Installing radiant barrier over joists
Installing radiant barrier on your attic's floor joists is an effective way to reflect heat back into your living space in colder months.Download Instructions (PDF)
Attic Foil Insulation
Ensuring that your attic is properly insulated is an important step in increasing the efficiency of your HVAC system, and keeping your home comfortable in both hot and cold climates. EcoFoil Perforated Radiant Barrier does just that, while also preventing moisture build-up that could cause mold, mildew, and rotting.
In hot climates, attic temperatures can reach as high as 140° F. The radiant heat in the attic tries to force its way into your living space, making your air conditioner work harder, which in turn, increases utility expenses. Conversely, in cold climates, 50-75% of heat can be lost through the attic space, making your heater work overtime to keep your living area warm. EcoFoil’s reflective attic insulation combats these inefficiencies by reflecting 96% of radiant heat, either away from your home, or back into your home, depending on the source of the heat. For more in-depth information, check out our “How Does a Radiant Barrier Work” page.
Benefits of Installing EcoFoil Perforated Radiant Barrier as your Attic Insulation:
- Reflects 96% of radiant heat - see How Radiant Barrier Works
- Ideal for both warm and cold climates
- Perforations allow for moisture to escape, eliminating condensation and mold or mildew
- Easy to install
- Can be installed by itself, or in addition to current insulation
- Extremely durable, while remaining lightweight and easy to handle
Attic Foil Insulation Reviews:
I bought this product to cover exposed insulation in my attic space from an interior, upstairs room. Our AC struggles a bit in the summer in this room due to excessive attic heat. I will have to wait for warmer weather to see how effective it is.
The product is extremely user friendly. I did the work all by myself. The appearance is nice and clean and gives a great finished look.
Looking forward to summer.
LOVE THE PRODUCT! EASY TO INSTALL!!
This product performs well, it's affordable and easy to install.
I have purchased it 8 times and have rave reviews on its utility savings.
This radiant barrier is strong, thin and light but powerful! We put it on our A-frame ceiling to act as a buffer between the overwhelming heat of the sun, and the inside of our house. (There is no attic on an A-frame).
We used painters tape and staples, where necessary to keep it up.
The change in temperature was immediate. Our ceiling temperature (using an infrared thermometer gun to measure temperature) dropped 15 degrees IMMEDIATELY! The internal temperature of our ceiling used to measure 112 degrees during the peak of the sun, and now, with the radiant barrier on it, measures possibly 87. Life changer. It may not be ideally beautiful, but it's not terrible looking and we can now live somewhat comfortably in our home during the summer. Love this Ecofoil!!!
Perforated Radiant Barrier Foil - 4' x 125' (500 sq ft)