Roofing with a Battenless Metal Stone Coated Shake

Mary O'Hagan
We are roofing with a battenless metal stone coated shake installed direct to existing wood sheathing. Can a foil type radiant barrier be installed directly on top of the sheathing without the use of battens? Battens are not an option.
Guest User
You can install a radiant barrier the same way you do felt. You nail it on with plastic cap nails. We use Polaralum and you install it with the foil side down.
Todd Miller
Isaiah Industries, Inc.
Thanks Wade. I have always been told that the shiny side of a radiant barrier needs to face an airspace to be effective. Is that not the case in your experience?
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