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TX, United States
Submitted 10 Feb 2017
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“Installed AtticFoil last May. We live in a small town east of Dallas, we've been here about seven years. My home is 125 years old, and we have window air conditioners. The house has too many problems to list here, and I had many issues getting ready to install the foil. Before installation, I checked local codes, and found nothing pertaining to attic foil.
The house stored heat. The kitchen and rooms facing west were unbearable in August evenings.
Ordered 2000 ft2 roll to begin, and later ordered another 600 ft2 (I think, could be more or less). Purchased a solid, mechanical staple gun at the local big box store. Started with 1/4 inch staples, and found them inadequate. Went to 5/16 inch staples and the foil went up very easily.
Working alone I found I had to limit my runs to about twelve feet or less to keep the foil straight. My daughter gave me a few days of assistance, and the work was much easier. I strongly recommend a helper. I had several areas where the roof configuration required "interpretative" installation, and some low roof prevented installation. Still we installed about 2,400 ft2 of foil over about 2200 ft2 of living area.
The final effect was impressive: The attic appears cleaner, brighter, and it was much, much cooler. We didn't detect any change in the electric bill, but we the house was far more comfortable. Before installing the foil, every room in the house was hot well into the evenings. We would run the air full blast until late evening, and often midnight.
After installing the foil, every room in the house required less cooling. Air could be turned 'down' (a warmer setting), and the house remained cool all night. We believe we did not see a change in the electric bill because we were cooling the whole house rather than just living in a few 'chilled' rooms. (Not once - not one time all summer - was I driven from my bedroom by the heat and forced to sleep under my big A/C in the living room!)
One of the most impressive products I've ever used as a home improvement. One test I give to the nimble and inquisitive friends and family was to take them up the attic stairs and pop their hand into the vent space between the roof deck and the foil. They can feel the hot air flow up the space between the deck and the foil and out the ridge vents we had installed a few years ago.
Before a trip to the attic would leave one soaking wet: Like a triple digit day in Houston. Now, I can go up there and come back without requiring a shower.
Another test I tried was to use my outdoor garden temperature gauge. Before installation, I put the gauge in the attic, and I knew we were hitting 120's or more in May. All summer after the installation (2016), I checked the gauge every afternoon, and never saw it over 88! Not scientific, but still impressive.
I would definitely buy Atticfoil again. The product literally made my kitchen - which faces west - useful again during the summers. The money I saved not taking everyone out to eat in August due to a sweltering kitchen probably paid for the foil. It's almost like living in the 21st century despite the 19th century square nails!”
“Very durable and strong material. Easy to install with a staple gun and 1" insulation board nails with plastic holding washers. It was installed relatively easily by myself in storage areas on the second floor which wrap around the second floor perimeter of the entire home, except for three dormer windows. The installation was below the roof rafters and the installed fiberglass batts. This will help radiate heat back to the roof and the air plenums which connect the first floor sofit vents to the upstairs second floor attic area. Additional R-30 insulation was added to the second floor attic area and I installed a domed thermostatically controlled attic fan (1,600 cfm), which draws the air from the air plenums in between each roof rafter which lead to the first floor sofits vents. I also added the attic foil on top of the extra R-30 insulation batts of the second floor attic area and on-top of the HVAC duct work. This will help keep the hot attic heat during the summer, etc., from radiating back to the installed attic insulation. I am looking forward to seeing how all of this lowers my electric bills this next summer. ”
“Needed away to cool off our wooden storage shed during the summer. Not able to insulate. It was a tricky space to wrap as we have several shelves at various levels. The foil was very user friendly. I had to stuff the foil down a few small areas then pull it through from a lower level and it held up very well. Really impressed by the work-ability and quality. ”
Recommend this Company5.0
Would Buy Again5.0
CA, United States
Submitted 22 Jan 2017
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“If you are on the fence about buying this foil let me be the to tell you it works. Fantastic product and works just as advertised.”