WHAT IS RADIANT BARRIER
There are three main types of heat that affect your attic. Radiant heat, convective and conductive heat. Radiant heat is the heat that comes from the suns rays (Think sun tanning on the beach). Radiant heat heats a service without making contact. Conductive heat is heat that is transferred from one solid object to another (think holding a hot cup of coffee or cocoa on a cold winter's day).
For your home to be truly energy efficient you have to reduce both conductive and radiant heat.
Both radiant barrier and insulation go hand in hand.
WHAT TYPE OF RADIANT BARRIER DOES ATTIC BUDDIES USE?
Attic Buddies prefers to apply radiant foil. There are many more benefits over the radiant barrier spray. One advantage is radiant foil is NOT installer dependent. If the installer of the spray on radiant barrier does not coat the decking fully, the radiant barrier will have little to no effect. Many companies sometimes try to cut corners by lightly spraying the radiant spray. Radiant foil blocks 97% of the sun's radiant energy EVERY time. It does NOT depend on the installer. There is NO way to cheat the customer with radiant foil.
Also radiant foil is the only true radiant barrier as there is an air channel that gives the heated air a place to leave the attic.
Radiant foil also adds an air channel that directs the hot air up and out of the attic. Radiant spray CAN'T do this!