I am interested in a foil insulation for a sauna. What is the best foil insulation for a sauna? The sauna will be located in an interior room of my home.
Can you tell me anything regarding the radiant barrier use under concrete? Some of your members manufacture under concrete insulation in varying forms – some with a radiant barrier some without. Some say you can’t install a radiant barrier under concrete – some say you can. Aside from installing it correctly so the aluminum is not destroyed by the concrete — does a radiant layer still work under concrete?
Please provide me with references demonstrated via hard science and research supporting an air space. If possible, I’d like to know if science exists to support any specific space depth for a given IR wavelength.
Are there any studies available involving radiant barrier ‘underlayment’ (i.e. Polaralum) when applied or sandwiched between roof decking and composition shingles?
I’m using 9” 13 ga. girders on a galvanized metal building. The building will be wrapped with OSB, then moisture barrier wrap and fiber cement siding, using radiant barrier. My question is would foil radiant barrier be effective if applied between OSB and galvanized girders/columns as long as I keep the interior open for air gap? My second application choice is to apply radiant barrier on inside of building, which then means all you see once inside is the foil barrier.
What is the minimum distance between a radiant barrier installed on the bottom side of roof sheathing from insulation between rafters?
What is the best way to add radiant barrier to a roof? Is it ever advantageous to install a foil below the rafters after the roof is installed? And if the roof is already installed, is foil sheeting better than a spray application?
I have a wood framed house, with balloon construction, and lathe and plaster walls. The house was built in 1917. The walls have many horizontal fire stops and I believe blown in insulation will not be an option. Will ceramic reflective paint on the interior walls come close to the insulating value of conventional fiberglass insulation in terms of heat loss? My original intent was to strip all lathe and plaster on the inside of exterior walls, insulate, and install sheetrock, however there is a great deal of original window and door trim and baseboards that would have to be removed. Does this stuff (ceramic paint) work? If conventionally insulated walls will allow say 10 BTUs to escape, can I expect the same value for the ceramic paint? i.e. will ceramic paint allow 8 BTUs, or 2 BTUs to escape?
Are there any technical documents/case studies on the effectiveness of reflective insulation below snowmelt? Specifically, snowmelt tubing installed in a sand bed below pavers with reflective insulation below the sand bed.
Hi, I am currently building a home. Unfortunately, my contractor did not install radiant heat barrier roof decking. We have just completed the framing and roofing stage, so no interior work has been done. My house is 2 stories, 3800 sq. ft., with a lot of attic space, some of which I will finish out into additional living space in the future. I would like your opinion as to what to do: