“I've just partially installed the AtticFoil product in a new house I'm building. I will be doing the whole house. While I haven't had enough time to evaluate the overall effectiveness the product is very durable and relatively easy to install. It can be handled without "kid gloves" which reduces the overall frustration that otherwise would exist. I used the 26" wide version which fits perfectly between the roof trusses. With a vaulted ceiling I found it easier to attach it to the top run of the trusses. This allows a 3 1/2" gap between the metal roof and the foil. I have high expectations that this product will make a tremendous difference in the comfort level of this new home.”
“This product is awesome. The web site with all the videos and instructions explaining the product and installation of it is wonderful. After watching the videos I knew that this product was much superior to what other retailers were selling, so I ordered it, got it in record time, and installed it into two different homes all in a matter of a week. The secret is to cut it ahead of time and take all the pieces into the attic and then install it.. Don't take the roll to the attic and cut it there.. I made a jig, that I placed on a sawhorse, in the carport, so as I could put the roll into it and pull it out to cut it to the various lengths and widths that I needed. This keeps you from being bent over and on your knees. I used a box cutter knife and went through lots of blades.. I am 70 years old and the installation of this product took less time that putting bat insulation into my attic when I was younger. I just placed this product between the joices and over top of the insulation that was already there. There's not much room in our attics, which meant working on my knees. I put a sharpened nail on the end of an 9ft piece of 1 by 3 and used it to push the pieces into the areas where I couldn't reach.. It actually took longer to put permanent lights in the attic so I could see rather than wearing one of those head lanterns. I did my home first and then my lady friends.. Right away we noticed a remarkable difference.. All the rooms in the house all seemed to stay at the same temperature, The houses stayed warm all night and during the day they remained cool. In the 2 weeks since this product was installed our air conditioners and heat pumps have been turned off.
At my lady friends place her enclosed carport (18 ft by 20 feet) is a hot house during the day. I couldn't get into the attic above to put the attic foil in, so I strapped only about 90% of the carport ceiling with 1 by 3's about 16 inches apart, using an air brad nailer. Then I stapled the attic foil to the strapping, using an air stapler and 1/2 inch staples. Using the same jig that I mentioned above., I cut all the pieces in approx 4 ft by 5 ft and stapled them up.. Had to go around lights, garage door openers, and brackets but no big deal here since anything you do with attic foil has a cumulative effect.. Once I got finished the carport the temperature during the day remained about the same as inside the living area of the house.. Since the afternoon sun shines directly onto the garage door I thought that this would hinder this attic foil job, but it didn't..
I just can't believe how remarkable this attic foil is and I wished I had known about it years ago. I highly recommend this product to anyone who wants to go green and save energy. Its easy to install at any age. Thank you very much for this fine product. ”
Recommend this Company5.0
Would Buy Again5.0
OR, United States
Submitted 10 May 2016
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“It's hard to say how well this product works since I live in Oregon and we haven't hit the hot weather session yet, we've had only a few days in the 80's so too soon to say. I installed the product on the attic rafters and attic floor. I wanted to install the material early since I'm only working with 750 sq.ft. floor space. I do suggest to install Attic Foil early in the session because my attic was like a furnace last summer. I did buy another 1,000 sq.ft. roll to do the other side of the house since I have a split level. Once we get into Summer I'll write another review. I do suggest to watch the videos on Attic Foil, it gave some great tips when working in tight spaces and took away a lot of the guess work. ”