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Any experience with Radiant Barriers?

I'm going to be putting up a ceiling on my back porch, which is glassed in. The heat can be unbearable, so I thought I'd investigate insulation. I keep coming up with recommendations for metallic/...
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Should I install radiant-barrier insulation in a walk-up attic roof in Pennsylvania?

I have a walk-up unfinished attic in an old ranch house in Pennsylvania, where we see summer temperatures over 100F and winter temperatures well below freezing. Because there is planking over the ...
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Is there any reason not to use radiant barrier sheathing in walls of attic room

I am finishing out an above-garage room that is currently attic space. The roof has radiant barrier sheathing (ie foil-lined OSB). I have a few walls that are currently just studs open into the attic....
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How to insulate under hot water radiant flooring over a crawlspace?

I just built a small extension on my wood frame house. We are in the northeast (winters down to the low teens). We added three small rooms (mudroom, laundry, bath). They all now have hot water ...
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How should I insulate hydronic radiant heating under floorboards

A couple weeks ago a contractor installed hydronic radiant heating at my place. The building is two floors (studio above a garage) and the heating was installed under the floorboards. When he finished ...
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What kind of insulation should we put under new tin roof?

We live in an old long leaf pine farmhouse that has no insulation in it. We are going to be putting a new metal roof on the house. The attic of the house was made into living space and so there is ...
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Would a radiant barrier help stop this heat transfer?

Using my nifty thermal camera, I discovered that my furnace closet's combustion air duct (visible in this question) is getting really hot when the attic heats up, and then (being sheet metal) it ...
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Is there any reason not to use a radiant barrier in the attic?

I am considering putting up a radiant barrier in my attic, with a product like AtticFoil, to: Reduce the attic temperatures as my A/C ducting is in the attic, and Reduce heat convection into my home ...