Radiant Barrier - Research, Studies and Articles

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    Warehouse Radiant Barrier Installation  (July 2010)

Below you will find a listing of research, studies, articles and other useful information on radiant barrier.  Click the link below each quote to read the full source.

DOE on Radiant barriers

"...radiant barriers can reduce summer ceiling heat gains by about 16 to 42 percent compared to an attic with the same insulation level and no radiant barrier..."

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Radiant barriers reduce ceiling heat losses

"Can a reflective radiant barrier, installed over existing bulk insulation, decrease heat loss in homes and commercial structures?"

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Effects on roofing materials

"There is no reason to believe, or tests to prove otherwise, that radiant barriers will damage shingles...
...The following roofing material manufacturers have confirmed that their respective warranties would not be affected by the application of an attic radiant barrier."

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DOE - Consumers Guide on Radiant Barrier

"When the sun heats a roof, it's primarily the sun's radiant energy that makes the roof hot. A large portion of this heat travels by conduction through the roofing materials to the attic side of the roof..."

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Formal Radiant Barrier Definition

"Products defined as radiant barriers have surface emittances less than or equal to 0.1 or low radiant heat transfer rates..."

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