The radiant barrier that has been developed in the last few years consisting of a double bubble with a layer of aluminum foil on both sides is the best that we have found to use with radiant heating systems. This product stops 94% of all radiant heat, is non irritating, is very easy to install, saves labor and costs less than any other suitable product.

15.4+ R VALUE IN THE CRAWL SPACE IF INSTALLED PROPERLY
PRODUCTS CONTAINING  FOIL OR PRODUCTS USING
EXPANDED POLYETHYLENE FOAM
SHOULD NEVER BE INSTALLED UNDER SLABS!!
See http://www.energycodes.gov/support/slab_faq.stm

FDBF specifically designed to be installed under crawl spaces to cut the heat loss from radiant heating systems. Actual field testing has shown this product to be superior to fiber glass insulation in crawl spaces.
FDBF is the best insulation we have found to install in the crawl space. It reflects 75% more heat than fiber glass. It is very easy to install and when you tape the seams you eliminate the need for a vapor barrier. The manufacturer rates this as R-15.5 when used in a crawl space. Our testing has shown that each additional inch of dead air space adds an R-3.

2 INCHES of high density foam is the best insulation available for sealing the rim joist.


We do require
FDBF in crawl spaces, fiberglass can be combined with FDBF to increase R-value in a crawlspace. In areas that are heated below and have sheetrock installed on the ceiling below no insulation is needed or required except in areas with vaulted ceilings above.

EACH INCH OF DEAD AIR SPACE BETWEEN THE FOIL AND THE TUBING IS WORTH AN R-3 WHEN THE FDBF IS PLACED BELOW THE TUBING

The performance of radiant barriers in wall and roof assemblies can not be compared to under slab
applications. If a distributor or manufacturer intentionally or unintentionally has lead you to believe this conclusion, contact the Federal Trade Commission  toll-free    1-877-(382-4357)

FOIL
DOUBLE BUBBLE
FOIL