Installing Radiant Barrier Attic Ceiling Insulation

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What You'll Need
Radiant barrier foil
Foil tape
Utility knife
Tape measure

Radiant barrier attic ceiling insulation is used to reduce heat loss and lower your energy bills. It uses a reflective aluminum or foil sheet and is appropriate in all types of buildings, from residential homes to commercial and industrial buildings.

To install radiant barrier insulation in your attic, follow the steps below.

Step 1 - Purchase Radiant Barrier Foil

You can purchase radiant barrier foil sheets from any home improvement center. It might be helpful to measure your attic walls so you can purchase the right amount.

Step 2 - Place and Cut the Foil Sheets

Place the sheets of the radiant barrier foil insulation in your attic against the wall frames and then staple the sheets to the studs. Use a utility knife to cut the foil as you manipulate it to fit your wall.

Step 3 - Cover Seams

Cover any seams that develop during the installation using radiant barrier foil tape, which is designed specifically for this type of installation.

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