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Rated 5 out of 5Â by 4Crawler Reflective panels fit my needs
Found about a 10*F drop in attic temps after installing reflective panels between the 24"OC roof trusses. Still have some additional roof areas to install, so hoping to drop the temps a few more degrees.
To facilitate installing the lowest panels in the low angle roof, I used a stick with rare earth magnets spaced out to line up with the steel tension rods in the panels. This allowed sliding one edge of the panel out to the lower part of the roof. I also found it worked best for me to not wear gloves while installing the panels. I could not feel where the steel rods were with gloves. Just need to use caution to avoid getting cut on the rod ends but did 2 boxes of panels with no problems.
I used 3 panels on each side of the roof, which is about 22 feet wide.
August 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by HobbyGuy Great product
I installed these panels by myself between the joists of my garage roof. It took me only one day. The panels are tough and strong, but the install was surprisingly easy. I set my ladder to the side of the joist, climbed up and bowed it into position. Then I climbed down, turned the ladder facing to the panel, climbed up again and tugged the high end to pull out the buckles where the spring rods had grabbed in a sometimes non-aligned position. You tug and push the spring rods back up against the roof and work it like so and each panel aligns straight and true. Toughest area I had to do was was six joists where the gas pipe for my water heater ran along the rafters close to where roof meets wall. There, I had to bow the panel into place before the gas line, reach around the line and sharply tug the panel down to the meet with wall. None of the panels tore. I was amazed how tough these darn things are. Finished project not only looks cool, it is cool - much cooler.
June 5, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 Relatively easy to install. Performs as promised.
Works and installs as described. Rafters that are spaced more than 3/4" or so more than they should be will require additional strategy. They can be stapled but I found if they remain flush to roof, they conduct more heat to attic. Tacking 1" x 2" strips to rafters in these situations worked for me. Otherwise, they spring into place beautifully!
June 11, 2011
Rated 1 out of 5Â by DIYDan No noticeable diffinerence
After reading and watching youtube video, about the effectiveness of radiant barrier, I had high hope what it can do. I live in a 13 yr old 2 story home. Before installing radiant barrier under the rafter and on top of the insulation, the outside temperature is 84 degree, the 2nd store temp will rise 8 degree F. After the installation, there is no noticeable difference. Yes. I have an attic fan.
Very disappointed with what the product can not do.
July 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by JMBTEX Easy and simple in the right home
We started using this in our attic. It's simple to install and takes little time. The time consuming part came when we needed to make diagonal cuts for our hip roof. That was neither easy (wasn't too hard either) or timely. I wish in our attic we had done the sheets of radiant barrier and just used the staple gun. Also, our rafters weren't always evenly spaced (some needed shimming with 1/2" x 2" strips). The corners of our roof were spaced 16" centers too. (We did end up just buying a box of those, but still had LOTS of cuts.)
Now, in my parents home - a nice ranch style home with a gabled roof, ridge vented; and the rafters were nicely spaced at 24" centers - this installation was a breeze. Did just under four boxes (4 sheets left over) in 2 hours. Wow!
May 7, 2013