Attic Radiant Barriers and Consumer Aluminum Foil

Reynolds Wrap Aluminum Kitchen FoilSometimes there are some stories so bizarre that you can't make them up. At least three times in the past few weeks, we have inadvertently found information where consumers are thinking or attempting to put aluminum foil (the kind used in the kitchen) as a replacement to an attic radiant barrier product in their attics.

We had to dig a little deeper, and it seems the motivation to do such a thing appears to be financial. You can go out and purchase 1000 square feet of Reynolds Wrap for approximately $20-30 dollars. The same amount of our attic radiant barrier product delivered is under $200.

Folks, you have to understand, these products are not the same. First, our attic radiant barrier, all of our insulation for that matter, reflects 96% of radiant heat. This is not just because they are made with aluminum; it is because they are made with high commercial grade aluminum that is tested to reflect radiant heat at this level. Your store bought aluminum is made from recycled aluminum and is not designed or tested whatsoever for this use.

The other major issue is size and durability of the products. Our foil rolls are 48" long allowing you to cover your attic in the least amount of passes possible keeping your installation time to a minimum. Can you imagine running 12" sections of kitchen aluminum foil? Kitchen foil cannot even hold a staple to install. The thought is so comical that we have created a special offer.

Here's the offer. For anyone that has successfully installed kitchen foil in their attic and will share pictures with us for re-creation on our site, we will send you out the equivalent square footage of actual radiant barrier attic foil in order for your attic insulation project to actually work.

By the way, here are some other fun facts we found that your kitchen foil might actually work for. Sorry, insulating your attic wasn't one of them.

3 thoughts on “Attic Radiant Barriers and Consumer Aluminum Foil”

  • john

    I have successfully installed kitchen foil in my attic ceiling as a quick winter project. The heavy duty reynolds wrap can be stapled reasonably well. Where do I submit my pictures to receive your free product offer? Covered space is approximately 900 sqft. Kitchen foil stapled to bottom of roof rafters as well as east facing gable end.

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    • Insulation Stop
      Insulation Stop May 21, 2014 at 3:01 am

      John:

      Awesome. We would love to see it. If we can use your pictures we will be more than happy to send out your free roll!. Please email us at customer.support@insulationstop.com and we can review your pictures, get your contact information, and get you squared away. Cannot wait to see your project. Thank you.

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      • Insulation Stop
        Insulation Stop May 27, 2014 at 7:24 am

        John:

        We have tried to email you but our emails to you are bouncing. Please call us at 800-871-0410 or email us at customer.support@insulationstop.com. This is in regard to your blog comment on today 5/27. Thank you.

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