Rated 4.5 out of 5Â by 6
Rated 5 out of 5Â by farmgirl good heat-reducing product for existing home
Our neighbor was the first to install the Enerflex radiant barrier by himself. Observing and finding it very easy to install especially with 2 people we also purchased enough for our attic when it was on sale. We're all in our 60's.
Walking out from under a 20 span we'd completed, I could feel the difference in the temperature. I just went up in the attic to snap the photos, yeah it's hot up there, this is Florida, but the heat wasn't blasting down the attic stairs as in the past so I expect a minor drop in the electric bill. Most beams were right on 24inches. A few needed some stapling. Not that I'd install it for this reason, but from a woman's point of view it does look more finished.
June 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by ACGUY Radiant Barrier Install.
I am a license Air conditioning contractor & have installed radiant barrier for only a few customers & the material I have used has always been in roll form measuring 4' wide & cut to length to install. Have a neighbor/customer who hired my crew & I to install the Enerflex Radiant Barrier that he had purchased. Not knowing what to expect w/ this new product & only familiar w/ the barrier on the roll I scheduled 1 1/2 days to complete & we were done in less than 1 day. Installation was easy & moved quickly. We finished up late in the day & as w/ the roll barrier noticed the temp' difference in the attic just as well.
For installing we did use a staple gun to secure pieces more securely w/ a staple in each corner even though most likely not needed but would rather not have any issues w/ possible loose pieces & call backs. The only issue we did have w/ the installation was not to the radiant barriers fault but to the fact that not all carpenters can maintain the 24" centers as the product requires between the rafters & in the case where the span was wider the staples secured the product amply. Tools I would recommend are as noted a heavy duty staple gun, heavy duty scissors to cut the barrier & plastic webbing when trimming to fit & a pair of wire cutters for cutting any of the 3 steel rods as well. Good luck w/ your installation & would use again over the roll material for the rafter installation only as it is not perforated as is also noted on the products instructions.
October 18, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5Â by LesMcCunning Immediate Results
We decked in a sunroom that was just too hot due to all day direct sun exposure. On a 90+ degree day, we installed 16 sheets with great ease. The result was almost immediate for reducing the heat. It is not a complete fix for insulation but we feel it will greatly reduce energy bills. The finished room will have regular insulation installed before completing the ceiling.
June 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Momof2 Great, easy, keeps the attic cooler
This is sooooo easy to DIY! We are not really "handy" homeowners. We got a lot of our attic done in a hurry. We underestimated the amount we needed (not figuring in roof pitch) and are still trying to get more. I don't know why it's been "out of stock" for so long. We could tell a difference with only some of our attic done.
April 16, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Bobby Easy to install
I bought both the Enerflex Radiant Barriers with the internal spring wires, and the rolled barrier for the gable ends. It was a bit harder to install in my cramped 5/12 pitch attic (new construction) only because I had to work around horizontal bracing securing the engineered trusses. The spring wires would have made the panel barriers a breeze to install if it were not for the bracing.
July 30, 2013