Many building supply companies offer a plywood or OSB (oriented strand board) sheathing product with a radiant barrier already laminated to one side of the board. This radiant barrier roof sheathing product is generally used for new roofing applications where the radiant barrier sheathing product is used as the roof decking with the radiant barrier side laid downwards towards the attic. Felt and shingles are then applied as usual over the sheathing decking.
This method of installation is easier for construction and roofing companies because it combines two installation steps into one thereby saving time:
However, purchasing these pre-laminated radiant barrier decking products are very expensive.
We offer a simple solution to radiant barrier decking products which can easily be done yourself:
RadiantGUARD® Ultima-foil 48-inch width radiant barrier can be easily stapled to a sheet of plywood or OSB before being installed as roof decking.
With RadiantGUARD radiant barriers, you can create your own radiant barrier plywood sheathing that is:
All RadiantGUARD radiant barriers meet the Standard Specifications for Sheet Radiant Barriers for Building Construction Applications ASTM C1313.