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Radiant Barriers: Good=Energy ... Bad=Fire Safety

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That comes to me in the nick of time. Been planning on buying a couple rolls of that stuff from the big orange box to staple onto the underside of my rafters. It's cheaper than upgrading the tonnage on my ac.


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Great article and thanks for passing that along! I just heard a story on the radio recently about some testing of houses near Long Island NY for fire-suppression purposes. They burned some modern-era houses down that had modern stuff in them and modern insulation details.

They are finding that modern houses (being so 'tight') are now having far-higher interior 'fire temperatures' during a fire that is causing a lot of problems for fire-fighters..

I can see this radiant stuff making it worse for the firefighters as well.

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