SUMMARY: Radiant barrier roof decking can be made yourself for less by stapling ourUltima-FOIL radiant barrier insulation to one side of any 7/16" decking material. During a new roof or roof decking replacement, this cost effective solution pays for itself quicker than traditional manufactured radiant barrier decking.
Many building supply companies offer an OSB radiant barrier which makes installation quick and easy during new construction and roof replacements.
Radiant barrier roof decking is a either plywood or an OSB (oriented strand board) with a sheet of radiant barrier made of aluminum or metalized poly laminated to one side. These decking boards are installed with the foil side facing down into the attic space. Felt and shingles are then applied over the top of the roof decking as usual.
These radiant barrier composite decking products are used along with attic insulation on the attic floor as part of an overall energy efficiency plan for a home.
Radiant barrier OSB roof decking (like LP Techshield radiant barrier) helps homeowners lower energy costs. This reflective decking roofing material:
It's much easier for construction and roofing companies to install a radiant barrier decking material because it combines two installation steps into one and reduces additional labor costs:
However, these laminated radiant barrier roof sheathing products are very expensive.
We offer a simple alternative to expensive radiant barrier sheathing products - DIY with our heavy-duty aluminum radiant barrier - Ultima-FOIL.
Our RadiantGUARD® Ultima-foil 48-inch width radiant barrier can easily be stapled to a sheet of decking material before being installed as roof decking.
With our Ultima-FOIL, you'll create a radiant barrier roof decking that is:
If you're in the market for a new roof OR roof decking replacement, encourage your roofing company to purchase our Ultima-FOIL radiant barrier and staple it directly to the decking material of their choice. This less expensive solution gives you the benefit benefits of a cooler attic and year long energy savings.