Room Addition – Radiant Barrier

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RIMA Expert Staff asked 3 years ago

Hi I put a room addition under an existing low slopping roof. The plans call for a radiant barrier.

What is your recommendation on how to proceed? The inspectors say to put down low-e Thermasheet. The roofer is not sure about putting under torch down. Any info?

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RIMA Expert Staff answered 3 years ago

Not sure what you mean by the term, “torch down”. If your roofer is suggesting that he install OSB sheets with a radiant barrier facing the inside of the attic area, that is an excellent option. Another would be to lay a radiant sheet barrier across the roof trusses before installing standard OSB. I hope this clarifies the options for you.