Attic Radiant Barrier Installation Tips
There are obvious benefits to a properly insulated attic. Installing a RadiantGUARD attic radiant barrier is one of the best ways to insulate and it is actually a project that homeowners can handle themselves. The easiest way to install this product is to simply lay it over the floor joists of an attic and simply cover any existing insulation. Luckily, this is also probably the best installation method too. You will not need to perform any overhead work or even worry about removing the existing insulation. This alone eliminates a great deal of work!
Although installing a RadiantGUARD attic radiant barrier product is not as difficult as you may think, it does require a bit of effort. However, there are a few ways to make the task a bit easier. As is often the case, a little bit of planning can reduce the challenges you face. When you are planning your installation, here are a few pointers to keep in mind:
- Plan to work only in the morning when the attic is coolest
- Break up the job over a few days to avoid afternoon heat
- Arrange to have plenty of light available
- Bring all materials up first to avoid unnecessary trips
- Carefully read all installation instructions in advance
- Always measure twice and cut once
It is also important to remember when purchasing your RadiantGUARD product that you must use a perforated variety for this type of installation. Otherwise, moisture will be trapped under the barrier and will damage your home.
With a bit of careful and thoughtful planning, installing a RadiantGUARD insulation product can be one of the easiest and most beneficial home improvements you can make. Learn more about our products, installation and how to build a simply caddy to help make do it yourself installations even easier by reading our other informative articles.